Certified Pre-Owned Multipoint Inspection

To qualify for Pre-Owned Certification, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle must meet stringent criteria and pass a rigorous inspection. Click below for details on the Mercedes-Benz Pre-owned Certifications process.

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11 Point General Inspection To begin the inspection, a mileage/history verification is performed and owner’s manuals and spare keys are assembled.

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11 Point General Inspection

No Identifiable Structural Damage Verification
Mileage/history verification and CARFAX report
All recall and/or other campaigns performed
Current maintenance, Warranty Booklet, and Owner’s Manual
All spare keys (including wheel locks if installed)
Radio theft deterrent CODE cards presents
SRS date label (Check date – 15-year validity)
Roadside Assistance Program label affixed
Inspection label affixed
Flash-up the newest software if available for all telematics components, if applicable
Perform short test. Diagnose any stored DTCs and repair as necessary

11 Point Engine Compartment Inspection Mercedes-Benz engines undergo all oil and all fluids inspections to ensure unmatched performance. Engine, Transmission, and rear-axle oil, brake, clutch, and level-control fluid, among others are carefully examined.


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11 Point Engine Compartment Inspection

Engine oil
Transmission oil
Rear axle oil
Transfer case and front axle oils, if applicable
Engine compartment/antifreeze protection
Power steering fluid
Brake fluid and clutch fluid
Windshield washer fluid(s)
Level control oil, ADS, ASD, 4MATIC fluid, if applicable
Battery condition/midtronics test
Throttle linkages, if applicable

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

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17 Point Engine Component Inspection

All emission control systems in place and functional
Fuel filter and pre-filter
Spark plugs
Perform compression test (vehicles over 60,000 miles)
Fuel injection system, verify lamda reading (gas), if applicable
Injection system including routing of ignition wires (gas), if applicable
Pre-glow system function – visual (diesel), if applicable
Injection pump timing, if applicable
Vacuum pump, leak evidence of oil in vacuum line (diesel), if applicable
Boost pressure (diesel)
Air cleaner/filter
V belts, poly-V-belt
Engine mounts
Heating and ventilation dust filter, if applicable
Active charcoal filter/pre-filter, if applicable
Recirculating air filter, if applicable
A/C refrigerant charge system

14 Point Road Test Inspection The road test is conducted firsthand from the driver’s seat: instruments, vibration and noise, shift lock operations, and more are all checked.

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14 Point Road Test Inspection

Speedometer/odometer/trip meter
Steering/vehicle handling/centered steering wheel
Braking system performance, parking brake operation
Automatic climate control-function/regulation/display
Cruise control function (set, accel, decel, resume, and off)
Navigation function
Distronic function, if applicable
Engine performance
Excessive exhaust smoke (diesel), if applicable
Vibration and noise (drivetrain/wheels)
Transmission shifting (upshift/downshift quality and kickdown)
Shift lock operation
Wind noise

33 Point Electrical System Inspection 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.

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33 Point Electrical System Inspection

Fuses (condition/proper rating)
MIL check, indicators in instrument cluster
Dash instruments, clock, illumination, and dimmer control
Exterior rearview mirrors
Exterior mirror fold back, if applicable
Interior rearview mirror, if applicable
Automatic dimming rearview mirror function, if applicable
Radio (satellite radio, if any) and stereo speaker function
Cassette player, clean tone head CD drive, Navi processor, CD lens cleaner
Automatic antenna, clean mast
CD changer/player, if applicable
Cellular telephone, if applicable
Cigarette lighter(s)
Rocker switches, function, tactile feel, and LED/Illumination
Steering column adjustment and memory, if applicable
Seat adjustments and memory, if applicable
Cooled seats, if applicable
Heated seats/ventilated, if applicable
Front seat belt extenders – coupe and cabriolet, if applicable
Front seat backrest latch/release – coupe and cabriolet, if applicable
Front seat backrest latch/release chime/warning lamp – coupe and cabriolet , if applicable
Rear window defroster – check current draw with DMM, if applicable
Rear head restraint retraction, if applicable
Rear window sunshade
Horn (including fanfare)
Headlamp low/high beam and all exterior lights
Tele Aid – listen for pre-recorded ATX message, if applicable
Voice Control system – basic functionality, if applicable
Rear seat backrest latch/warning lamp, if applicable
Panorama roof function and rollo shades
Interior and entry lighting
Windshield wiper/washer, system/rear window wiper/washer
Windshield wiper inserts, headlamp cleaning system

15 Point Undercarriage and Drivetrain Inspection We get right underneath the vehicle to scrutinize the steering, suspensions, brakes, wheels, tires, and driveshaft.


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15 Point Undercarriage and Drivetrain Inspection

Drive shaft flex discs, couplings, and center support brg(s)
Exhaust system/connections/supports
Parking brake and cables
Brake lines
Tire wear (including spare); depth = 50% above TWI
Brake rotors/pads (minimum of 50% pad material)
Shock absorber/damper struts
Suspension inspection
Self-leveling suspension, if applicable
Front/rear axle rubber mounts/bushings
Steering play
Tighten steering gear bolts
Cigarette lighter(s)
Front axle ball joints
Steering shock

25 Point Chassis and Body Inspection From body structure to glass, lamp frames, lenses, seat belts, and vanity mirrors, nothing is left out.

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25 Point Chassis and Body Inspection

Body structure inspection
Glass, lamp frames, and lenses
Central lock system function test (interior/exterior)
Mechanical locking with all keys at all points
Alarm system function, if applicable
Power window operation from all points (including lock-out)
Interior trim; inspect dash, door panels, seat covers, wood, etc.
First aid kit
Orthopedic seats – function check with engine running, if applicable
Seat belts – condition/operation
Front seat belt height adjustment
Front seat center armrest and hinge, if applicable
Front sun visor/vanity mirror
Rear vanity mirror, if applicable
Roll bar pop-up headrest, if applicable
Parktronic, if applicable
Soft top and seals – condition and operation, if applicable
Hard top, remove/install top wrenches, seals, if applicable
Door/trunk lid closing assist , if applicable
Remote trunk release, if applicable
Station wagon tailgate closing assist, if applicable
Rear-facing third seat – station wagon, if applicable
Door/trunk/tailgate seals; inspect drains
Sliding roof function, drains, and headliner
Inspect glass roof for scratches/corrective action, if applicable

3 Point Post-Road Test Inspection 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.

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3 Point Post-Road Test Inspection

Fluid leaks visible inspection
Automatic climate control – residual heating
All fluid levels (underhood)

33 Point Appearance Inspection 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.

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33 Point Appearance Inspection

Engine wash
Trunk mat
Trunk paint
Spare tire, tools & jack
Moisture and odor
Vacuum and shampoo
Interior floor mats
Interior carpet
Interior upholstery
Interior headliner and door panels
Buttons, knobs, and vents, instrument panel
Glass and mirrors
Interior wood and chrome trim
Interior vacuum and shampoo
Interior screws
De-grease door jamb, hinges, kickpanels, and visors
Interior moisture and odor
Exterior dings, dents, and scratches
Examine paint
Examine and clean chrome
Glass and mirror housing
Lamp lenses
Exterior trim and moldings
Exterior door edges and frames
Wash and wax
Wheels (scuffs and scratches)
Wheels (cuts and gouges)
Wheels (wash and polish)