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Mercedes-Benz Certified delivers peace of mind for used truck buyers

There’s a new name for premium quality used trucks, and Mercedes-Benz Certified has raised the bar when it comes to customer confidence.

Mercedes-Benz Certified is the new name for premium quality used trucks and underscores a determination to provide buyers with access to the industry’s finest pre-owned products and support packages.

Every truck offered with a Certified stamp will have undergone an intensive, multi-point inspection by expert technicians at the Wentworth Park complex near Barnsley – home to the manufacturer’s commercial vehicle remarketing operation.

No truck offered for sale under the Certified banner will be more than five-and-a-half years old, or have covered in excess of 550,000km (342,000 miles). 

The first service will not be due for at least 20,000 km and tyres will have a tread depth of no less than 6mm.

Used trucks at Mercedes Trucks UK

The head of used trucks at Mercedes Trucks UK, Tom Morris, said: “We understand that it’s not easy to find the right used truck.

“That’s why we created Certified. Offering confidence by the truckload, it’s nothing less than a personal guarantee that a vehicle has been meticulously prepared by a truly passionate team of Mercedes-Benz truck specialists.”

He added: “If a truck hasn’t been through our dedicated facility, which is home to a unique concentration of inspection, maintenance, testing and tooling capabilities, then it hasn’t been Certified.”

Mr Morris says that the dealer network had welcomed the launch of Mercedes-Benz Certified and the heightened focus on sales of pre-owned vehicles, particularly given the current strength of the used truck market.

‘Dealers are really excited about the new brand’

He said: “The dealers are really excited about the new brand, which has consolidated and simplified our used truck offer.

“I’m not so naïve as to think that the unprecedented demand for pre-owned vehicles we’re seeing at the moment, is going to last. 

“It won’t because it’s a situation that has arisen due to a very specific set of circumstances affecting not only our industry, but also wider economies, on an international scale.

“However, Mercedes-Benz Certified has not been designed to take advantage of a short-term phenomenon. Rather, it’s about sustainability and longevity. 

“By managing the route to market for the very best used vehicles, we will underpin the premium values and future success of the entire Mercedes-Benz Trucks business here in the UK.”

Certified trucks from Mercedes-Benz

The Certified trucks from Mercedes-Benz will have at least five months before they require an MOT test and the manufacturer’s warranty will be valid for a minimum of 12 months.

This includes enhanced Extend and ExtendPlus cover for the driveline and full vehicle respectively is also available on all Certified trucks.

Customers will also have a 14-day right to exchange – subject to terms and conditions – and can take advantage of a flexible and competitively priced Mercedes-Benz Finance package to fund their acquisition.

This will also include their maintenance costs when signing-up to a Mercedes-Benz Complete or Best Basic Service Contract. 

Nationwide aftersales back-up is provided by 78 authorised repairers, many of whose workshops are open round-the-clock.

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