Extend your manufacturer's expiring (or expired) warranty with a Vehicle Protection Plan from Autopom!
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 an extended warranty from the dealer for a high-quality vehicle protection plan 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 a vehicle protection plan from a third party and get the same or better coverage that you can take anywhere for repairs! Dealerships love our vehicle protection plans because our providers pay 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 a Vehicle Protection Plan 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. Another resource that every MB owner should know about is the http://www.MBWorld.org forum.
Many people often ask the question - do I even need a Mercedes extended warranty? If you plan to keep your car longer than the manufacturer’s warranty and you don’t want to end up responsible for costly repairs, and you want peace of mind then the answer is – YES!
Ultimately, purchasing an extended auto warranty or vehicle protection plan 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!