What does the Mercedes extended warranty cover? (2022) – MarketWatch
The Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty continues the coverage in the carmaker’s factory warranty, which lasts for 4 years/50,000 miles. The extended protection plan can be purchased at any time before the factory warranty ends, and it goes into effect as soon as the original warranty expires.
The Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers six options for term limits:
- 1 year/75,000 miles
- 1 year/100,000 miles
- 2 years/75,000 miles
- 2 years/100,000 miles
- 3 years/75,000 miles
- 3 years/100,000 miles
Here are some of the components the Mercedes extended warranty covers:
- Cooling system
- Fuel injection system
- Electrical systems
- Navigation system
- Climate control
- Rear axle
You can transfer the Mercedes-Benz extended warranty if you sell your car to a private buyer. You can also cancel it before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires and get a full refund. Refunds for canceling after the factory warranty expires vary by state.
Some Mercedes-Benz models, such as the SLS and SLR, don’t qualify for the extended warranty. To know exactly what you can get out of a Mercedes-Benz protection plan, contact your local dealership.
Compared to the length of some other luxury manufacturers’ warranties, the Mercedes extended warranty’s term limits can be slightly shorter. While the BMW extended warranty also offers coverage for as long as 7 years/100,000 miles from the vehicle’s original in-service date, Infiniti’s plans go up to 8 years/120,000 miles, and the Audi extended warranty lasts up to 10 years/120,000 miles.
What’s not covered?
Here are some of the Mercedes extended warranty’s exclusions:
- Tire and rim damage
- Brake pads and discs
- Shock absorbers/suspension struts
- Batteries, glass and paint
- Damage from improper maintenance
- Damage from accidents or misuse
- Normal wear and tear on vehicle parts
Also, any repairs done by a service center that’s not an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer won’t be covered.
There are some significant perks that come with an extended protection plan for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, which can give you peace of mind:
- Roadside assistance: With this benefit, a technician will jump-start a dead battery, change a flat tire with your spare, bring fuel if you run out of gas and provide towing services if needed.
- Trip interruption: If you’re more than 100 miles from home and your vehicle needs to stay overnight for repairs, you’ll receive reimbursement of up to $300 per night for food, lodging and related expenses.
Other Mercedes-Benz protection plans
Mercedes-Benz offers additional coverage options beyond the extended warranty. Here are the most notable protection plans:
Mercedes-Benz Prepaid Maintenance
This plan allows you to lock in the costs of routine maintenance services such as oil changes. Coverage and term limits vary by vehicle age and model. Plans are available for all models except the SLR and SLS and can be transferred in private-party sales.
First Class Wheel and Tire Protection Plus
Tires and wheels damaged by covered road hazards can be repaired or replaced under this plan. Towing and rental car reimbursements are offered under certain conditions, and a $50 deductible may apply for each tire or wheel replacement. This protection …….