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Is a Mercedes Extended Warranty Worth It? (2021)

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In a comparison of 30 automakers, Clark ranked Mercedes-Benz as the second most expensive to maintain over 10 years. Should something happen on the road, Mercedes extended warranty coverage could save you from having to shell out unexpected repair costs.

Keep reading to learn more about what is covered by a Mercedes extended warranty, why it’s a good decision to get extra coverage, and how CARCHEX can help.

Mercedes Warranty Quick Facts

  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first
  • Mercedes-Benz Powertrain Limited Warranty: Included in New Limited Vehicle Warranty
  • Other warranties: Tires, parts, accessories, plug-in hybrid electric high voltage battery, and emission control
  • Transferable to New Owner: Yes
  • Extended Limited Warranty: Maximum of 7 years or 100,000 miles (through the dealership)
  • Extended Warranty: Available through CARCHEX up to 10 years

Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty

The Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty covers repairs beyond your factory warranty. The service contract includes genuine Mercedes-Benz parts and a number of extra benefits.

When your New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, you can choose to purchase Mercedes extended warranty protection for an extra one, two, or three years, and up to 75,000 miles or 100,000 miles on the odometer.

Extended Warranty Time Extended Warranty Mileage
1 year 75,000 or 100,000 miles
2 years 75,000 or 100,000 miles
3 years 75,000 or 100,000 miles

Coverage is essentially the same as your original Mercedes warranty, which means it is a bumper-to-bumper extended warranty. Examples of extended limited warranty coverage include:

  • Climate control
  • Electrical systems
  • Fuel injection system
  • Power seat motor
  • Supercharger
  • Steering system
  • Seals and gaskets for covered breakdowns
  • CD player, audio, and navigation
  • Engine, drivetrain, and transmission

Be aware that the Mercedes extended warranty is only valid at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers. According to Mercedes, there are over 380 dealerships nationwide.

Mercedes also offers additional coverage options like:

  • Prepaid Maintenance
  • Wheel and Tire Protection Plus
  • Windshield Protection
  • Paintless Dent Repair
  • Key Protection
  • Lease Protection

Mercedes Extended Warranty Benefits

Besides standard coverage, you get access to the following benefits with the Mercedes extended warranty:

  • Roadside assistance: Covers towing, jump-start, spare tire installation, and more
  • Trip interruption: Covers a portion of food and lodging costs for breakdowns away from home
  • Loaner car: Includes a Mercedes vehicle to use while your car is in the shop
  • No deductible: Requires no paperwork or payment at the shop

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Extended Warranty

If you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Mercedes, your car automatically comes with a 1 year/unlimited mileage extended warranty beyond the factory warranty of 4 years/50,000 miles.

You also have the option to extend limited warranty coverage even further. You can add one or two more years of coverage with unlimited mileage. This warranty coverage is also similar to the original factory warranty.

What Is Covered by a Mercedes Factory Warranty?

Currently, all new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty that covers defects in material or workmanship for 4 years/50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Parts and labor are included. In addition:

  • Emission performance and control warranties range from 2 years/24,000 miles to as long as 15 years/150,000 miles.
  • The plug-in hybrid electric high voltage battery has a limited warranty of 6 years/62,000 miles.
  • The Mercedes-Benz tire warranty lasts 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • A Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Service Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty is also included. The terms are based on the part.

Unlike most car manufacturers, there is not a separate Mercedes-Benz powertrain warranty—it’s included in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Basically, these warranties mean that the only vehicle parts covered by your dealership warranty are parts that were originally supplied and manufactured by Mercedes. Damage from regular use isn’t covered.

If something is excluded from the original Mercedes-Benz warranty, or if your warranty expires, those parts will not be covered, leaving you responsible for expensive repairs.

What’s Not Covered Under a Mercedes-Benz Factory Warranty:

  • Tire and rim damage
  • Brake pads and discs
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Damage from accidents, misuse, or negligence
  • Damage from lack of maintenance
  • Normal maintenance
  • Damage from the environment (tree sap, road salt, flooding, etc.)
  • Glass damage

Is a Mercedes Extended Warranty Worth It?

You don’t want to be left paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for Mercedes repairs. Did you know that the average annual maintenance cost for a Mercedes-Benz is $908? Extended protection for your car offsets repair costs, protecting your budget from an expensive surprise.

Mercedes vehicles may experience problems such as:

  • Rough shifting of automatic transmission—Typically, Mercedes-Benz E350 vehicle owners may experience rough shifting from first to second gear or third gear to second gear. This can be caused by internal component failure.
  • Active body control system can leak hydraulic fluid—The system can leak fluid from a variety of areas, including the tandem pump, hydraulic lines, and seals. If not fixed immediately, the vehicle ride height could decrease, causing damage to the undercarriage. This issue is mainly experienced by Mercedes-Benz SL500 vehicles.
  • Faulty camshaft adjuster solenoid—This part, related to the variable valve timing system, may fail, resulting in a Check Engine alert or other driving issues. In general, Mercedes-Benz E350 vehicles will have this problem.
  • Ignition failure from old spark plugs—If you don’t replace your spark plugs every 75,000–90,000 miles, it can lead to engine power loss and damage the components.

Mercedes-Benz Repair Costs

In addition to a low reliability rating, Mercedes repairs are extremely costly without an extended warranty.

Take a look at common Mercedes repair estimates.

  • Heater core replacement: $1,301–$1,646
  • ABS system diagnosis: $88–$111
  • AC condenser replacement: $582–$825
  • Suspension shock or strut assembly replacement: $898–$941
  • Locked-up brakes: $800
  • Wheel bearings replacement: $287.35–$316.35

How to Get a Mercedes Extended Warranty

You can buy an extended warranty for your Mercedes from the dealership as long as your car is covered by the factory warranty. However, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty is far from your only option if you want extended protection.

Extended warranties from the dealership limit you to using their technicians, repair shops, and parts. That doesn’t allow you much flexibility when it comes to service or prices.

While Mercedes vehicles are known for their class and sophistication, they are not known for their reliability. The RepairPal reliability rating is “average,” while the brand only received one J.D. Power Dependability Award in 2020.

If you wait until your vehicle breaks down to get extended coverage, it might be too late. For more extended warranty options, consider getting an extended car warranty for your Mercedes through a third-party company like CARCHEX.

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Don’t wait until your original coverage expires to get a Mercedes extended warranty. Whether you have a new or used Mercedes, you can get an extended warranty through CARCHEX today, which can reduce expensive repair costs in the future.

CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plans for Mercedes Vehicles

At CARCHEX, our industry-leading team works to give you protection that you won’t find anywhere else and at a price you can afford. We offer five different levels of coverage—Titanium, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze—with specific Extended Vehicle Protection Plans within each level.

Plans range from a powertrain extended warranty to factory-level protection. Depending on your plan, coverage can be comprehensive and last as long as 10 years. Compare our Mercedes extended warranty coverage options below:

CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans

Here’s what one customer has to say about the affordable, extensive coverage she received from CARCHEX:

“I have a very expensive vehicle and in case of a much-needed repair, I didn’t want it to be out of my pocket. I searched all warranty companies and noticed that CARCHEX had a better plan and quality of what I needed for this particular truck. The sales rep was also great.” — Stephanie (Douglasville, GA)

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Benefits of a CARCHEX Extended Warranty for Your Mercedes

In addition to our affordable Extended Vehicle Protection Plans, we also provide benefits such as:

  • Protection for high-mileage vehicles, including those over 100,000 miles
  • 24/7/365 direct car warranty quote engine
  • Choose your own repair facility with claims paid directly to that facility
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • No-Haggle, Low-Price Everyday Guarantee™
  • 24/7 roadside assistance, gas delivery, rental car reimbursement, towing, and other additional benefits
  • A+ Better Business Bureau rating and BBB accreditation since 2009

Purchase a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan for Your Mercedes-Benz Extended Warranty Today

If you’re looking for the best extended warranty for a Mercedes, we have a solution. At CARCHEX, our knowledgeable team will help you find the best extended coverage for your Mercedes vehicle. Call us today at 866-261-3457 and speak to one of our specialists about getting a CARCHEX warranty for your Mercedes.

FAQ: Mercedes Extended Warranty

Does Mercedes-Benz offer extended warranties?

Yes, Mercedes-Benz offers extended warranties that can add up to three years or 40,000 miles to the factory warranty. These extended warranties are available through dealerships until your vehicle is no longer covered by the factory warranty.

How much is a Mercedes extended warranty?

Extended car warranty costs for Mercedes vary depending on the coverage terms and the type of vehicle. According to Sears Imported Autos, an extended warranty for the standard lineup can cost between $2,250 and $4,000. S-Class extended warranties can cost up to $5,000, and AMG® extended warranties can cost up to $7,350.

What is the best extended warranty for a Mercedes-Benz?

CARCHEX is the best third-party auto warranty option for Mercedes-Benz. It beats the competition for coverage options and length of contracts for Mercedes-Benz extended warranties. With CARCHEX, you can choose from multiple types of coverage and deductibles, so an extended warranty can fit your budget.

Sources:

Clark: https://clark.com/cars/most-and-least-expensive-cars-maintain-repair/

Mercedes-Benz: https://www.mbusa.com/content/dam/mb-nafta/us/owners/maintenance-landing/service_warranty_information_booklet_new_vehicle.pdf

Mercedes-Benz: https://www.mbusa.com/content/dam/mb-nafta/Owner_Resources/Mercedes-Benz%20Vehicle%20Service%20Parts%20and%20Accessories%20Limited%20Warranty.pdf

Mercedes-Benz: https://www.mbusa.com/content/dam/mb-nafta/us/owners/maintenance-landing/extended_limited_warranty.pdf

Mercedes-Benz: https://www.mbusa.com/en/owners/service-maintenance/prepaid

Mercedes-Benz: https://www.mbusa.com/content/dam/mb-nafta/us/owners/extended-limited-warranty/CPO%20ELW%20Brochure%2006.2019.pdf

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/reliability/mercedes-benz

J.D. Power: https://repairpal.com/reliability/mercedes-benz

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/mercedes-benz

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/internal-component-failure-may-cause-rough-shifting-670

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/active-body-control-system-can-leak-hydraulic-fluid-861

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/variable-valve-timing-system

German Auto Center: https://www.germanautocenter.com/blog/top-mercedes-repair-problems/

RepairPal: https://repairpal.com/problems/mercedes-benz

CarComplaints.com: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Mercedes-Benz/ML320/

YourMechanic: https://www.yourmechanic.com/estimates/mercedes-benz/glc63-amg-s/wheel-bearings-replacement

Better Business Bureau: bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869

Sears Imported Autos, Inc: https://www.searsimports.com/finance/extended-limited-warranty/

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