A term frequently employed in marketing is “pre-owned.” What exactly does it mean? What does it imply? Does it differ from the terms “used” and “certified pre-owned?” Consider the example of a pre-owned Mercedes-Benz for sale at a dealership in Philadelphia.
What Is a Used or Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz?
For sale throughout the United States, these vehicles have had at least one previous owner. They are considered a risky venture. While they may come with certain securities, they may also be prone to unforeseen or pre-existing issues.
Pre-owned vehicles fall into this same category. The term, not the actual vehicle, differs. Pre-owned is a more marketable way of saying “used.”
What is a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz?
Only licensed Mercedes-Benz dealerships can sell a certified vehicle. It may be used but it is also superior to the average or “gently used” used car. It has undergone a strict selection process and a rigorous inspection process by technicians who specialize in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Only vehicles that are less than 6 years of age and have 74565 miles are eligible. They must then be subjected to a 166+ Point Inspection. The technicians check both the interior and exterior for any malfunctions, damage and related issues including the components listed below:
- Engine and transmission
- Electrical systems
- Seat belts
One further differentiation between used/pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles is the warranty. Mercedes-Benz includes a generous warranty package. This is included in every certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz for sale at registered and licensed Mercedes-Benz dealerships.