To qualify for Pre-Owned Certification, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle must meet stringent criteria and pass a rigorous 164-point inspection. The inspection covers nine different categories:
General (11 points) - To begin the inspection, a mileage/history verification is performed and owner's manuals and spare keys are assembled.
Engine Compartment and Pre-Road Test Checks (13 points) - Mercedes-Benz engines undergo all oil and fluid inspections to ensure unmatched performance. Engine, transmission, and rear-axle oil, brake, clutch, and level-control fluid, among others are carefully examined.
Engine Component & System Condition Check (16 points) - We perform a thorough condition check verification of your engine from filters and plugs to engine mounts and V-belts.
Electrical Systems and Function Test (32 points) - Everything on the vehicle that takes a charge, from the headlamps, fuses, and radio to the heated seats, front seat-belt presenters, and rear-window sunshade, gets checked and approved.
Undercarriage / Drive Train (17 points) - We get right underneath the vehicle to scrutinize the steering, suspensions, brakes, wheels, tires, and driveshaft.
Chassis / Body (26 points) - From body structure to glass, lamp frames, lenses, seat belts, and vanity mirrors, nothing is left out.
Road Test (14 points) - The road test is conducted firsthand from the driver's seat instruments, vibration and noise, shift lock operations, and more are all checked.
Post-Road Test (3 points) - After our test drive, we check for leaks, verify the proper fluid levels, and complete the inspection of the climate control begun during road testing.
Appearance (32 points) - A Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is a clean-skinned beauty, as free as dings, dents, rips, scratches, and scuffs as we can make it, with high quality fit and finish, inside and out.