Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz

August 23rd, 2021 by

Mercedes-Benz is known for the build quality and longevity of their vehicles, so if you’re in the market for a Mercedes, it’s a good idea to look at pre-owned Mercedes as well as new models. There are a number of reasons used vehicles can be a better value than new cars, but let’s look at the biggest reasons you’ll want to consider a used Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Program

One of the main concerns when buying a used car, at least historically, is the threat of getting a “lemon,” a car that looks fine but quickly wears out or breaks down due to subpar parts. Lemons are much less likely with programs like Mercedes’ Certified Pre-Owned, which employs an array of tests to ensure the used Mercedes-Benz is ready for resale. You can expect: 

  • Expert technicians to perform an 11-point inspection on the whole car, looking for structural damage, service history, and more.
  • All fluid levels to be verified and topped off, including engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and more.
  • A complete engine evaluation to ensure it meets emission requirements, as well as having functional spark plugs, ignition system, vacuum pump, and more—in all, 16 different items are checked.
  • The electrical system to be thoroughly checked, including the horn, door locks, fuses, and other electrical components.
  • Technicians to review the entire undercarriage, checking for road wear on the steering components, suspension, brakes, and everything else.
  • The chassis and body to be double-checked for integrity and strength.
  • The interior to be inspected for tears, stains, and other blemishes, and given an update if needed so it looks as good as when it left the factory floor.
  • A road test, where the active cruise control, instruments, and any vibration or noise is thoroughly checked.

A Mercedes must pass all of these points of inspection before it becomes a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz, giving you ultimate peace of mind.

Financing and Insurance Savings

While it’s pretty well-known that a used or pre-owned car is cheaper off the lot than a brand new one, those savings persist far after the purchase date. Used vehicles, because they cost less, are generally cheaper to finance, since whatever down payment you have will be a larger percentage of the purchase price, and you’ll have less interest to pay off on the loan overall. Plus, since used cars are worth less than new cars, insuring the car will cost less as well.

Depreciation is also less of a concern with pre-owned vehicles. A new car, truck or SUV tends to lose about 11% of its value on the drive home, and even more over the first 3 years! A used car, however, has already done the bulk of its depreciation, meaning it will maintain its purchase value for longer—making it easy to resell for an upgrade.

Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes For Sale Near Slidell

If you’re looking for a Mercedes-Benz in the New Orleans, Metairie, Slidell, or Covington areas, Mercedes of New Orleans is your stop for a quality vehicle! We’ve got a wide selection of new and used Mercedes, including the Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes GLE, Mercedes E-Class, and more. To learn more, visit our benefits of buying certified pre-owned page or come to our dealership today to meet our friendly staff and test-drive your new-to-you Mercedes!