Certification

To qualify for Pre-Owned Certification, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle must meet stringent criteria and pass a rigorous inspection.

General

To begin the inspection, a mileage/history verification is performed and owner's manuals and spare keys are assembled.

11 Point General Inspection

  • Identifiable Structural Damage
  • Mileage and History verification
  • Vehicle Maintenance Schedule Verification
  • Verify all recall and campaigns have been performed
  • Current Maintenance and Warranty Booklet
  • Current Owners manual
  • All spare keys including wheel locks if installed
  • OEM Factory Window verification
  • Roadside Assistance Program labels
  • MBCPO inspection label affixed to B-Pillar
  • Perform testing for Diagnostic codes

Engine Compartment and Pre-Road Test Checks

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.

13 Point Engine Compartment and Pre-Road Test Checks

  • Engine oil quality and level checks
  • Transmission oil check
  • Rear Axle Oil check
  • Transfer Case Oil Check
  • Front Axle Oil check
  • Antifreeze protection check
  • Power Steering Fluid check
  • Brake Fluid & Clutch Fluid check
  • Windshield Washer Fluid check
  • Level Control Oil, ADS
  • Battery Condition and check
  • Verify functionality of any moving linkages
  • AdBlue level check

Engine Component & System Condition check

We perform a thorough condition check verification of your engine from filters and plugs to engine mounts and V-belts.

16 Point Engine Component Inspection

  • Emission control System checks
  • Fuel Filter check
  • Spark Plug check
  • Dynamic compression test (over 60,000 miles)
  • Fuel Injection System
  • Ignition System check
  • Pre-Glow system check
  • Vacuum pump check
  • Boost Pressure Check
  • Air cleaner / Filter check per maintenance schedule
  • V-Belt and Poly V-Belt check
  • Engine Mount check
  • Heating and Ventilation Dust filter per maintenance schedule
  • Active Charcoal Filter / Pre-Filter per maintenance schedule
  • Recirculation Air Filter per maintenance schedule
  • A/C Refrigerant Charge per maintenance schedule

Electrical Systems and Function Test

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.

32 Point Electrical System Inspection

  • Fuses condition and proper rating
  • MIL check
  • Instrument Cluster check
  • Exterior rear view mirror check
  • Exterior mirror fold-back operation
  • Interior rear view mirror check
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Radio and speaker function check
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System check
  • CD Changer and DVD rear entertainment system check (if applicable)
  • Cell phone and BlueTooth check (if applicable)
  • Cigarette Lighters
  • Voice Control Systems (if applicable)
  • mBrace functionality and software check
  • Switches check
  • Steering Column adjustment and memory
  • Seat Adjustment and memory check
  • Heated / Ventilated Seats
  • Front Seat Belt Extenders (coupe and Cabriolet)
  • Front seat backrest latch/ Release (Coupe and Cabriolet)
  • Front seat backrest latch/ Release Chime / Warning Lamp (Coupe and Cabriolet)
  • Rear Window Defroster check
  • Rear Head Restraint Retraction
  • Rear Window Sunshade
  • Horn
  • Headlamp Low / High Beam & All exterior lights
  • Rear Seat Back rest latch / Warning Lamp
  • Panorama Roof Function and Rollo Shades
  • Interior and Entry Lighting
  • Windshield Wiper / Washer systems
  • Air-Scarf Functionality
  • Rain-Sensor Functionality

Undercarriage / Drive Train

We get right underneath the vehicle to scrutinize the steering, suspensions, brakes, wheels, tires, and driveshaft.

17 Point Undercarriage & Drivetrain Inspection

  • Drive Shaft Flex discs, couplings and Center Support Bridge
  • Exhaust System /Connections / Supports
  • Parking Brake and Cables
  • Brake Lines
  • Tire Wear including spare
  • Wheel inspection
  • Wheel bolt torque
  • Wheel alignment check and adjust if necessary
  • Brake Rotors and Pads check
  • Shock Absorbers / Damper struts
  • Suspension Inspection
  • Self-Leveling Suspension inspection
  • Front / Rear Axel Rubber Mounts / Bushings
  • Check Steering Play
  • Tighten Steering Gear Bolts for 463 vehicle
  • Front Axle Ball joints
  • Steering Shock for 463 vehicle

Chassis / Body

From body structure to glass, lamp frames, lenses, seat belts, and vanity mirrors, nothing is left out.

26 Point Chassis and Body Inspection

  • Body Structure Inspection
  • Glass, Lamp Frames and Lenses
  • Central Locking System Function
  • Mechanical Locking at all points
  • Alarm System Function
  • Power Window Operations from all points
  • One touch and convenience Closing
  • Interior Trim, Inspect Dash, Door Panels, Seat Covers, etc
  • First Aid Kit - Inspect and Replace if inner seal is broken, check expiration date
  • Multi-Contour seats
  • Seat Belt Operation and Condition
  • Front Seat Belt Height adjustment
  • Front Seat Center Armrest and hinges
  • Front Sun Visors / Vanity Mirrors, Rear Vanity Mirrors (if equipped)
  • Roll Bar / Pop Up Headrest
  • Parktronic (if available)
  • Soft top and Seats, condition and operation
  • Aircap - Check operation and proper movement according to vehicle specs
  • Door / Trunk Lid Closing Assist
  • Trunk Release
  • Tailgate ClosingAssist
  • Rear Facing Third Seat (Station Wagon)
  • Door / Trunk / Tailgate Seals, Inspect Drains
  • Sliding Roof function Drains and Headliner
  • Inspect Glass Roof for Scratches / Corrective action
  • Instruments

Road Test

The road test is conducted firsthand from the driver's seat: instruments, vibration and noise, shift lock operations, and more are all checked.

14 Point Road Test Inspection

  • Instruments
  • Speedometer / Odometer / Tripmeter
  • Steering / Vehicle handling / Centered Steering Wheel
  • Braking System Performance / Parking Brake Operation
  • Automatic Climate Control Function, Regulation, Display, Odors
  • Cruise Control Function
  • Verify Navigation Function
  • Verify Distronic Function
  • Engine Performance
  • Excessive Exhaust Smoke (Diesel)
  • Vibration and Noise (Drivetrain / Wheels)
  • Transmission Shifting (upshift / downshift, Kickdown)
  • Shift-Lock Operation
  • Wind Noise

Post-Road Test

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.

3 Point Post-Road Test Inspection

  • Fluid Leaks - Visible Inspection
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • All Fluid Levels (under hood)

Appearance

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.

32 Point Appearance Inspection

  • Engine wash
  • Trunk Mats
  • Paint
  • Spare Tire, Tools & Jack, Check Tirefit sealant expiration date
  • Moisture and Odor
  • Vacuum and Shampoo
  • Floor Mats
  • Carpet
  • Upholstery
  • headliner, Door Panels
  • Buttons Knobs and Vents, Instrument Panel
  • Glass and Mirrors
  • Wood and / or Chrome Trim
  • Vacuum and Shampoo
  • Screws
  • Ashtrays
  • De-grease Door Jambs, Hinges, Kickpanels and Visors
  • Moisture and Odor
  • Dings, Dents and Scratches
  • Examine Paint
  • Examine and Clean Chrome
  • Glass and Mirror Housing
  • Grill
  • Lamp Lenses
  • Badges
  • Trim and Moldings
  • Wipers
  • Bumpers
  • Door Edges, Frames
  • Wash and Wax
  • Scuffs and Scratches
  • Cuts and Gouges
  • Wash and Polish