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Do's and Don'ts of Pre-Owned You Must Follow

by Kevin Smith Author

Owning a pre-owned vehicle is one way of getting new car dependability at a reduced price. You have to make sure you get the best deal available though and avoid some common mistakes people on the market often make. If you are looking for a pre-owned Mercedes Benz for sale San Antonio, TX, there are a few “do’s and don’ts” you have to follow to make sure you get the right car at the right price.

Do Not Cross Breed

You should never buy one pre-owned vehicle from another car manufacturer’s dealer. That means do not by a pre-owned Mercedes from a Chevy dealer. Make sure the dealer you are working with is a Mercedes dealer and that the vehicle is certified by the manufacturer and not just an insurance company. An insurance company certified vehicle means that you must file a claim if you ever need any work, which can take a significant amount of time.

Do Your Research

Not all pre-owned certification programs are the same. Make sure you research the certification and understand what it offers as well as the dealer offering it. Further, have the dealer map out what it means according to them and get answers for all your questions up front, before you agree to anything. This way, you know the program requirements and you know the limitations.

Do Ask for References

You get references when you hire someone or have work done on your home, why would making a major investment in a vehicle be any different. Most dealers already have success stories they tout, which means they can help you get in touch with the customer in question and ask questions about the dealer. If the dealer does not have a list of contacts for you, be patient and work with them to identify some customers you can contact. If they outright refuse, you may want to view that as a red flag.

Do Not Buy Based on the Pre-Owned Program

Pre-owned is a great way of ensuring your vehicle is covered like a new vehicle should you experience any problems. After that, however, its benefit is limited and since most vehicles, today, especially Mercedes Benz vehicles, are so well put together, the likelihood you will use the program beyond just routine maintenance is slim. Because of that, buy the vehicle you want and can afford. Spending more than you can afford or want just because the program is amazing makes no sense.

The pre-owned program concept is a great way to get a used car that is certified to be just like a new vehicle. If you are looking for a pre-owned Mercedes Benz for sale San Antonio, TX, make sure you follow these simple do’s and don’ts. You will be glad you did.

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Created on Mar 5th 2019 05:44. Viewed 242 times.

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