In the market for a Mercedes Extended Warranty? Is your manufacturer's warranty running out? Or perhaps you just bought a new or used Mercedes and you're among a growing population of people realizing that you don't have to purchase coverage from the dealer for a high-quality extended auto warranty that is backed by a reputable company.
Due to the fact you're reading this article, you're already "ahead of the game" because most people are not even aware that you can purchase an extended vehicle warranty from a third party and get the same or better coverage that you can take anywhere for repairs! Dealerships love our extended warranty coverage because our provider pays for repairs direct, over-the-phone by credit card.
The best news is that our reputation and coveage cannot be beat!
It's said that "if you want to see what the future holds for the modern car, just have a look at what Mercedes is doing". And, if you look at today's MB, you'll find some pretty amazing features.
There's a night vision system...that works. There's a driver alertness sensor that can bring the car to a stop...if you decide to have a nap, while driving. There's even radar guided cruise control...so you won't have to pay attention when you're on the freeway. It's truly unbelievable just how advanced these cars are.
But, you still might be wondering "why should I buy a Mercedes extended warranty or Mechanical Breakdown Protection from Autopom!?" Well, keep reading.
Distronic: This is a radar guided cruise control, that uses 2 short-range radar sensors, and 1 long-range sensor to calculate the distance of the cars in front of you. The car's computer uses both the throttle, and the brakes to keep you at a predetermined distance from the car in front of you. If the car in front stops, your Merc will apply its own brakes...and stop itself.
Cool system, but some of it's computer parts can fail, costing upwards of $1,000 to repair.
7-Speed Automatic Transmission: While the new 7-speed transmission offers unbelievable fuel economy, it's also unbelievably complicated. It uses a series of sensors, a computer, hydraulic pumps and gears to provide such high gearing. Some of these internal parts are known to fail early, requiring a trained technician to disassemble the transmission and replace the offending parts.
Modules: Here's a partial list of expensive "Modules" that tend to go bad;
The reason that modern Mercedes' are so advanced, is the technology. These cars have a sensor for EVERYTHING. You even have separate computers to control various functions of the car (as demonstrated by the list above). Some models can have as many as 140 individual motors to power all of the accessories! So, can you imagine how much money that you might be spending on repairs, once the warranty runs out?
Before making any decision, research your specific model and year to ensure reliability. Certain models are known to have problems, making the extended protection decision a no-brainer. A good resource to check is Edmonds.com.
Here are some experiences people from the Edmunds forum have had with the Mercedes:
I have owned one [c230] from 16 to 88 thousand miles and this is the list of problems:
- *Windshield wiper mechanism failed 3x last resulted in sudden loss of vision and serious accident, write off.
- ** transmission replaced 2x (one in warranty) second $3,000.00 bill.
- ***Engine harness $1,000.00
- ****Air mass sensor $800.00
- *****Computer (used one ) $900.00 engine stalling during normal driving city and freeway.
- ******Instrument cluster, in warranty. Failed again when out of warranty.
So I just bought a 2006 C230 yesterday, 02/25/12. I was so excited as this is my first expensive car I have bought. About 3 hours of owning it my check engine light comes on and it states that I have an intake manifold issue and thermostat issue...
Many people often ask the question - do I even a Mercedes extended warranty? If you plan to keep your car longer than the manufacturer’s warranty and don’t want to end up responsible for costly repairs, then the answer is – YES!
Ultimately, purchasing an extended auto warranty is a personal decision. It is essentially a form of insurance and like all insurance products, you have to buy it BEFORE you need it!