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Is warranty price negotiable?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by BillyBoy, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. BillyBoy

    BillyBoy Senior Member

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    So come October, my car will be 3 years old, and out of manufacturer's warranty. I'm considering the MB Tier 2 warranty among others. I know it's pricy, but it gives a good level of cover. Question is, does anyone know if the price is negotiable if I go to a dealer, or is it fixed by MB UK and that's end of.

    While we're at it, same question about Service Plans
     
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    Ask them, I can't imagine there is a set discount available but they can only say no if you ask.
    There are other warranty suppliers who will negotiate and its been discussed on here.
     
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    Exactly, you won't know if you don't ask !! :)
     
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    EVERYTHING is negotiable, MB Dealerships, like any other retailer have competitors, use them in your discussions.
     
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    As far as I know the price is determined by what mileage you do in the vehicle so there must be some wiggle room. My son enquired about extending the warranty when he bought his 2 year old E Class and was told by MB to come back when the car was approaching the end of the manufacturer’s warranty (it had a year to run) and that the price would vary depending on use, it will certainly be an interesting conversation when he does contact them in August he does about 20k miles a year
     
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    It’s a bit of a gamble, I’ve never ever extended the warranty on any of my Mercedes (or other cars). I’ve kept details of all my costs and I’ve never paid out more in repairs than the warranty would have cost.

    Perhaps I’ve been lucky but as my luck in other areas tends to be poor I doubt I’ve been car lucky. The warranty seller (be that Mercedes or any of the others) are in business to make money and they wouldn’t be if they consistently paid out more in warranty claims than they receive in revenue.

    Aftermarket warranties appear to be less than useless based on members threads on this forum. What they don’t cover is about anything that ever might fail even though the weasel words appear to cover said item when you’re buying the policy.

    The service plans can be interesting in that you can “win” against Mercedes own servicing costs depending upon when ATF changes are due. Although there’s been a number of threads on here where the dealers say service work is required until they discover the member is on a service plan and then they suddenly realise they’ve made a terrible mistake sir and it wasn’t required after all. However if sir would like to come back once the service plan is expired they’d be more than happy to undertake the recommended work...

    With one of our indies on this forum I’m confident that you’d win over any service plan by getting them to undertake the services instead.
     
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    Put the money in a savings account and find a decent indy near you (where are you based)
     
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    This is what I usually do with Mercedes and most other stuff.

    The exception was on the Lexus as I got a good deal on a 2 year warranty. I know of no independents for Lexus round here and, if something does go wrong, it's usually an expensive fix
     
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    I think you will find that MB no longer offer the Tier 1/Tier 2 choice of warranties. It has been "enhanced" and is now just a single offering which, incidentally, excludes wear and tear at all mileages. At least, that is how I read it.
     
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    Thanks for the input folks. I still have a few months to mull it over, and some useful opinions here. I have considered just putting some money aside "just in case" and after checking, the price Mercedes quite for a service plan works out about £460 a service so even if it's B - A - B, unlikely to make much difference.
     
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    May be worth using a service plan as the car will require ATF change at 4 years old and brake fluid (every 2 years), both are costly items

    You can use this link to work out the cost of your next service

    https://www.mymercedesservice.co.uk/#/your-vehicle
     
  12. John Laidlaw

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    Sometimes there are discount deals on service plans. My E63 was on one at £41 a month- included an ATF change on the second service so it truly paid for itself as JB mentions.
    I did have Mercedes Tier 1 warranty at £1050 for the year, and £250 excess, for me personally peace of mind with a motor of that ilk which if anything went wrong would be hugely expensive.
    Typically in the 2 years I had it it was completely bombproof, so money not well spent you could say. Those who know me on here will know the other side of my particular coin though...:rolleyes:
     
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    You're just lucky John :rolleyes::D
     
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    You and me both....:(
     
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    I have today purchased an extended Mercedes warranty online.

    For the year on an E350 S212 at around 19,000 miles it cost £499, no excess to pay.

    I thought this seemed reasonable, there is a largish list of exclusions but to be fair they were all wear and tear items and nothing seemed out of the way.

    My car is approaching 3 years old and has had no faults.

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    Extremely reasonable Robin
     
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    Took your advice last year, mine's booked in for a B service with Avantgarde on the 26th, is it sad to be excited about a car service??
     
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    Yes John I thought so £499 does not buy much for these cars even if using an Indy.

    Just one small issue with transmission etc can easily cost far more and it’s more for peace of mind really.


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    Nope, and you may get to look at Steves SLR
     
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    lol, I had a look last year during the wheel alignment, very nice indeed. Maybe that will be the courtesy car?
     

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