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Mercedes-Benz Actros Buying Guide

Mercedes-Benz are a figurehead in the HGV and commercial vehicle industry, with the brand’s history being one of success and innovation. The Mercedes-Benz Actros is one such innovation and has become one the top sellers for the company’s commercial range.

Spacious cabins and extremely reliable engines are just some of the reasons why this tractor unit has become a favourite for businesses and drivers alike.

However, despite their acclaim and reliability, there are still some things that you should consider when searching for the best deal. Finding the lowest price shouldn’t be the only aspect that you look out for, making sure that the quality and condition are in line with the asking price and your budget are also important considerations to make.

In this Mercedes-Benz Actros buyers, we will take you through everything that you need to think about before buying.

Think about emissions standards in your country

Emissions standards are becoming more and more prevalent across the globe, with the UK continuing to introduce clean air zones in cities across the country. If you want to avoid paying charges, having a vehicle with the right emissions rating is essential. In many places across Europe, the standard is Euro 6 with all new vehicles sold in the EU since September 2015 having to comply with this standard.

In some cases, the truck may be fitted a downgrade kit for export purposes. This is something that you must consider when purchasing as this could cause issues with your country’s emissions standards compliance policies.

Test drive the truck

If possible, we recommend booking a test drive of your potential Actros purchase. This gives you the opportunity to inspect the truck yourself as well as identify any issues that may arise in the near future.

However, if you’re unable to access the truck for any reason, it is still perfectly reasonable to ask for the truck to be inspected before purchase as this is an investment and you want to do your due diligence and make sure that it will be a good one.

Advantages of Mercedes Actros Trucks

One of the main advantages of the Mercedes Actros is its operational efficiency. These trucks are known to achieve outstanding milage, even setting new standards for tractor unit fuel efficiency at 17.1 mpg!

Not only can the Mercedes Actros result in potential savings through fuel efficiency, but Mercedes own Telligent maintenance system allows for long individual maintenance intervals. It is due to this innovation that the Actros line of Mercedes tractor units can also save fleet managers money through a reduced need for maintenance spending.

The Mercedes-Benz Actros also offers numerous benefits to the driver of the vehicle in the form of safety and comfort. Driver safety starts in the cab and Actros takes this to mind using exclusively shatterproof and flame-resistant materials with rounded corners and edges to reduce the chance of injury in the event of an accident. In addition, the clear-lens headlamps, that come as standard on all Actros vehicles, provide unparalleled visibility in low-light driving situations.

Comfort is key for driver well-being; Mercedes understands this and have implemented various comfort features as standard in the Actros. One such feature is the driver suspension seat which provides excellent levels of comfort in all driving environments. The Actros’ suspension seat coupled with its pneumatically adjustable, multifunction steering wheel means drivers have all the tools that they require, and more, as standard.

How to choose the best used Mercedes Actros truck

Being in the right place at the right time really is the key to finding the best deal on a Mercedes Actros truck. However, you should always purchase from a specialised and trusted dealer as they will be able to tell you the history of the truck and will often complete a full inspection of the vehicle before the sale.

Get a Mercedes Actros truck

At Walker Movements, we are a family run business with more than 30 years’ experience selling commercial vehicles around the world. We consistently have more than 400 vehicles in stock including a wide range of Mercedes Actros trucks.

We’re also a vetted and accredited dealership within the Clean Air Grant Scheme. Our sales team are ex HGV mechanics with extensive knowledge of the HGV industry and the vehicles themselves. The Walker Movements workshop and valeting team also inspect and valet each and every one of our vehicles, ensuring that you receive nothing but the best service possible.

Need your vehicle exporting elsewhere? We’ve got you covered there too, as we can ship to any commercial port worldwide. We will also raise all required documentation for EU exports to make the shipping process as easy as possible.

If you’re looking for a used Mercedes-Benz truck, view our stock online for contact our sales team on +44 1332 50 2450 or email [email protected].

Uploaded: 16 August 2022
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