A Mercedes is not just a car for most, but a serious layout of cash. When the most basic model starts at $35,000 and can easily extend past $100,000 for more luxury models, it makes sense to want to protect your purchase.
Mercedes now has a rather robust warranty program for those that buy the car new. This is because they are very confident in the car itself, the manufacturing process and the parts that are used. The warranty is more of a relationship builder between the dealer and the customer.
However, the warranty doesn’t last as long as many people will have their car past the term of the loan for it. The original warranty that comes standard when buying new lasts for 4 years or 50,000 miles so extending it is a good idea. In this article, we will go over what the extended warranty is about and whether a Mercedes owner should consider purchasing it.
What is an extended warranty?
Every extended warranty is different in its coverage so it pays to research the best vehicle extended warranty for yours. However, Mercedes off their own version that extends the coverage past the original.
An extended warranty is simply an insurance policy against certain types of repairs for a certain period of time. They can also be called service agreements since they cover some types of car services like roadside assistance and even some maintenance repairs. It highly depends on the warranty itself as they are all different.
What does the Mercedes extended warranty cover?
The extended warranty for Mercedes is not a general one that covers a variety of cars. Yours will be purchased through the dealer where you bought your car and has to be purchased before the original factory warranty is expired.
You’ll gain three years and fifty thousand miles when you purchase the warranty and it is a bumper to bumper plan. This doesn’t mean that all repairs and maintenance are covered, however.
You’ll get coverage for the usual type of repairs such as air conditioning, powertrain and transmission problems as long as they have been properly maintained. This means that you are making maintenance service calls according to the owner’s manual.
In addition you get coverage for things like the steering system, suspension system, and even the central locking system among many other things. Some of the unusual coverage that most warranties don’t cover are:
- Fuel injection
- Radio receiver
- Antenna motor and mast
Roadside assistance is also covered by the extended warranty so you can save money by not needing to sign up for AAA. You’ll get at no extra charge:
- Fuel delivery when you run out of gas
- Tire changes
- Tire inflation
- Battery jump starts
There is also another policy that Mercedes offers such as the Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance plan that will cover a lot of routine repairs. Once your car is over 4 years old, routine repairs become more frequent so this could help you cover some of the repair costs.