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C63 Amg w204 B service main dealer cheaper than indie

Discussion in 'AMG' started by The_Don, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. JBell

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    Just use an indy that can upload it all to MB so it stays current with them
     
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    Wow can Indy's do that?

    Does that keep MB warranties/mobilo intact?
     
  3. JBell

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    Provided they have "Xentry" they can, mine does and gives me the printout of it

    If a car is under MB warranty then I would probably take it to them but after that not bother

    No to Mobilo but you probably have breakdown with your bank account
     
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    Interesting.

    My 2010 still has all the service related warrantys intact.

    Has anybody got quotes for euro wide breakdown assistance that is equivalent to mobilo?

    Mobilo is pretty comprehensive and I think that equivalent cover from AA/RAC would be expensive to get an equivalent cover.

    I shall run the numbers as an exercise some time and post back but I'd be pessimistic as to whether or not losing mobilo and going with third party is a slam dunk. I could be totally wrong though.
     
  5. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    You don't even need Xentry for digitial service book, just be a VAT qualifying workshop.

    Mobilo you have to go to a dealer to maintain, but thats mainly a glorified breakdown service where most of the time your car gets yanked to a dealer where you have to pay double the rates for repair. Unless you drive the car abroad on a regular basis, just buy a cheap RAC package for £40. Mobilo is run by the RAC now anyway.
     
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    Quick question to the OP et al, while we are on the topic.

    How common is it to bring the part and just seek labour.. do mechanics like/dislike that? Can I expect to be able to shop around on that premise or should I just shop around based on parts + labour.
     
  7. Wighty

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    Some mechanics/garages will use a part that you provide , but if they did it would normally be with customers they already have a history with and a mutual trust .
    Otherwise you have this situation that you provide a part that happens to be faulty , the garage fits it and spends time doing it , the repair doesn't work but you still have to pay them for the work .
     
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    Interesting. Is that a real concern and the mutual trust issue being a real thing? I would imagine the issue of faulty part arising and there being conflict a low probability outcome.

    With that in mind, what is the warranty like in parts? For example, if I buy a NOX sensor and it starts erroring a month down the line, how do I take that up with the seller of the part (either mechanic or third party?).

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    I guess mechanics don't like the idea of their trade becoming commoditised and boil down to hourly rate, and would rather be more full service.

    I wouldn't mind if mechanic businesses charged a BYOParts fee of something like £50 per visit. That would be reasonable because I guess garages make a certain margin on parts also.
     
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    I am happy to fit customer supplied parts, however I do not quote a fixed amount of time (in case the part does does fit correctly or takes longer to fit than genuine) and I also do no provide a garuntee on functionality of said part!
     
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    Good stuff Alex, I will be sure to get in touch with you :)
     
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