Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Own a Mercedes

There's a reason CK Auto Exclusive has specialized in Mercedes-Benz cars and not any other luxury vehicle for the last three decades. It's no secret that Mercedes is a reliable brand, but why have we chosen to put our time and effort into this brand and this brand alone? From Mercedes' inception, this luxury car company has lived and breathed by the motto, “The Best or Nothing.” The Mercedes-Benz brand has become the icon for safety, design, dependability, and quality in luxury cars.


Mercedes-Benz pioneered a system called, “PreSafe.” This system was built to detect an imminent crash and prepares the car's safety systems to respond automatically. PreSafe calculates the best braking force required to avoid an accident in emergency situations and makes it immediately available for when the driver depresses the brake pedal.

Consistently at the forefront of safety and innovation, occupants are also prepared by tightening the seat belt as the car closes the sunroof and windows, while the seats move into the optimal position. When Mercedes says, “The Best or Nothing,” they mean it.

Check out Mercedes-Benz's list of safety ‘firsts' over the last few decades. It's no surprise that Mercedes is often viewed as the pioneer in safety innovations and their breakthroughs have become trusted staples in modern designs for other luxury brands.

1951 The crumple zone

1963 Dual-circuit braking system

1971 A patent for the airbag

1978 Antilock Braking System (ABS)

1984 Seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs)

1985 Electronic traction control

1989 Convertible with pop-up roll bar

1995 Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)/Seat-belt force limiters

1996 Emergency-sensing Brake Assist

1997 Automatic child-seat recognition

1998 Side curtain airbags

2002 PRE-SAFE®

2005 Night View Assist


2009 Adaptive High Beam Assist/ATTENTION ASSIST

2010 Active Blind Spot Assist/Active Lane Keeping Assist


Of course, you pay for the Mercedes quality, but the lifetime value and resale value make these vehicles much more affordable. At CK Auto Exclusive we work on all makes, models and years of Mercedes-Benz. We know that Mercedes-Benz's ingenuity can stand the test of time and incidentally, your car won't lose value. The resale value of Mercedes-Benz is higher than most pre-owned cars. Because of their quality and reliability, Mercedes-Benz has unwaveringly made the used luxury cars lists for the last decade.


Like their well-known emblem, the design process of a Mercedes is unique to their brand. Designers at Mercedes-Benz work closely with engineers, researchers, and the production department to ensure the new generations of Mercedes-Benz are at the top of their game. From the inception of the new idea, years go by before the actual build out of the car. Selected designs are built on a 1:4 scale into 3D scale models.

From the 3D model comes a choice of interior and exterior build out. The design process is perfected specifically for the vehicle in question and makes each build completely exclusive.


We think Mercedes-Benz speaks for itself when it comes to luxury, design, and safety mixed into one high-class machine. CK Auto Exclusive has worked with multiple generations of Mercedes vehicles, specializing in newer models. At our shop, we pride ourselves in using the latest diagnostic technologies to make sure your Mercedes-Benz is running at its fullest potential, as it was meant to run.

Our team of industry-leading Mercedes-Benz mechanics will guide you through the process of choosing the right pre-owned Mercedes, or new Mercedes, which you're in the market for. As we've been working with these cars for more than 30 years, we are confident in our ability to help you choose the right car for you. Let us help explain why we have backed the Mercedes brand as long as we have and share with you our extensive knowledge of this luxury vehicle.

We are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have with your Mercedes-Benz by appointment or drop-in. We love chatting with the Santa Rosa community about our shared passion for Mercedes-Benz.