When you buy a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you’ll want to make sure you’re protected from paying for costly repairs. New owners get automatic coverage from the Mercedes warranty, but that warranty doesn’t last forever and won’t cover everything.
We’ll explain exactly what the Mercedes warranty covers and whether it provides enough protection for your luxury vehicle. Then, we’ll point out how to get a Mercedes-Benz extended warranty through either the automaker or a reputable independent provider like CARCHEX.
Mercedes-Benz Average Repair Costs
Mercedes-Benz is a prestigious brand known for innovation and classic design. With a slogan of “the best or nothing,” Mercedes models often rely on relatively pricey car parts.
According to RepairPal, Mercedes-Benz has a 3.0- out of 5.0-star reliability rating, making it less dependable than most other car brands. The average annual maintenance and repair cost for a Mercedes-Benz is $908, which is almost $300 higher than the typical brand.
If you’re debating an extended Mercedes warranty, consider these typical repair and replacement costs:
Keep in mind that prices may be different for a Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus a GLE or an EQS, for example. Still, car owners will likely save money when they pick up a CARCHEX warranty.
You can’t predict when a Mercedes-Benz part will fail, and you don’t want to get stuck paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. A Mercedes-Benz extended limited warranty could help to give you the coverage you need at a price you can afford.
Extended Mercedes Warranty Exclusions
Some items excluded from the extended Mercedes warranty are:
- Damage caused by improper care and maintenance
- Damage caused by accidents and environmental factors
- Repairs made outside of authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers
- Normal wear and tear parts like brake pads and windshield wipers
- Common maintenance services
Although Mercedes-Benz has a pretty good option for extending your coverage, coverage from independent providers is often cheaper and more comprehensive. With a CARCHEX extended vehicle protection plan, you can get long-lasting coverage in addition to roadside assistance, trip interruption reimbursement, and other benefits.