Labour rates

Gee Dee

New Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
Just had a road angel hard wired at WESTERN and they charged me £262 for fitting a cable ??? £94 per hour so don't think they will be looking after the car from now on, who is good in the Edinburgh area, see Weir's name come up a lot:rolleyes:
 
OP
G

Gee Dee

New Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
6
Reaction score
0
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #2
O and thats PLUS Vodka & Tonic thank you very much
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
332
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
That is out of proportion of being reasonable, disgusting
 

peter225

Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
dundee
Your Mercedes
c class 200
on about labour rate get this one took my c-200 to get a quote on getting the rust (slight bubbleing on wheel arces) taken to some bodyshop that was recomended they quoted me 881pounds 554 was labour
 

hawk20

Senior Member
Joined
May 27, 2006
Messages
4,971
Reaction score
10
Your Mercedes
ML250 BlueTEC Sport
According to the BBC £75 per hour is the average charge. Dealers are more, and round here are about £100 per hour.
 

100%Bitch

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2006
Messages
3,783
Reaction score
51
Location
Norfolk 'n' good
Your Mercedes
216 Facelift CL500, 172 SLK55, Fiat Panda, Nissan Cube, R170 SLK230 & an Auto Trail Comanche.
£90 at dealer here, £54 at Indie.
 

100%Bitch

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2006
Messages
3,783
Reaction score
51
Location
Norfolk 'n' good
Your Mercedes
216 Facelift CL500, 172 SLK55, Fiat Panda, Nissan Cube, R170 SLK230 & an Auto Trail Comanche.
Just had a road angel hard wired at WESTERN and they charged me £262 for fitting a cable ??? £94 per hour so don't think they will be looking after the car from now on, who is good in the Edinburgh area, see Weir's name come up a lot:rolleyes:

Didn't you ask first? :rolleyes:
 
G

George L Murray

Guest
Being completely new to Mercedes Benz ownership can someone give me some idea of prices for servicing etc. I have got myself a 03 plate c 270cdi with 96k on the clock. It has been fully serviced at a John Weir dealership in Scotland and is going very well. Fuel economy is superb for my type of driving - often 48mpg +

Also, what are the benefits of staying with an MB dealership (apart of course from the stamp in the book, genuine parts etc.) I live on an island and to go to a dealership for service costs in the region of £200 before I even get to the garage.

Lastly, I would be obliged if anyone can give me advice on what I should be looking out for in this particular model of car.

Many thanks in advance,
George
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
332
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Hello george, to be truth full its hardly worth the expense of the MB dealer with the age of your car, for what it is worth you will never re coupe the cost, as long as the service is done using the correct oils then the service book will still get stamped. My car is 1 year older than yours and I have saved some £300 just on the last service. it makes no difference to the selling on price as the car will sell on its condition.
 

peter225

Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
dundee
Your Mercedes
c class 200
yes it was only a quote not that silly well hope not anyway
 

chris0161

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
16
Reaction score
0
Location
Oldham
Your Mercedes
C270cdi
Being completely new to Mercedes Benz ownership can someone give me some idea of prices for servicing etc. I have got myself a 03 plate c 270cdi with 96k on the clock. It has been fully serviced at a John Weir dealership in Scotland and is going very well. Fuel economy is superb for my type of driving - often 48mpg +

Also, what are the benefits of staying with an MB dealership (apart of course from the stamp in the book, genuine parts etc.) I live on an island and to go to a dealership for service costs in the region of £200 before I even get to the garage.

Lastly, I would be obliged if anyone can give me advice on what I should be looking out for in this particular model of car.

Many thanks in advance,
George

I,ve got the same car, all be it with less mileage, and i've just had a 'B' service done at an indie for £196. Thats with me supplying my own oil (mobil 1, £46 for 8 litres at costco) and with a brake fluid change. MB wanted £200 for an 'A' service.
 

rf065

Senior Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
2,916
Reaction score
381
Location
Grossbritannien
Your Mercedes
SLC300 - C250d Estate 4 Matic & Z900rs
I live on an island and to go to a dealership for service costs in the region of £200 before I even get to the garage.

That will seem like a drop in the ocean after you have been presented with a servicing bill from Mercedes. You could always ask if they give a discount for 6 year old cars, some dealers will, but it would have to be at least 40% or 50% before I would even think about it.

Russ
 

100%Bitch

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2006
Messages
3,783
Reaction score
51
Location
Norfolk 'n' good
Your Mercedes
216 Facelift CL500, 172 SLK55, Fiat Panda, Nissan Cube, R170 SLK230 & an Auto Trail Comanche.
That will seem like a drop in the ocean after you have been presented with a servicing bill from Mercedes. You could always ask if they give a discount for 6 year old cars, some dealers will, but it would have to be at least 40% or 50% before I would even think about it.

Russ

My local dealer in Norwich has informed me that there are no discounts available, not even for club members, not even for me and I've always got a discount there.. Do they honestly think that's the way to attract more customers
 

mikestrivens

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
2,715
Reaction score
146
Location
Stockport
Your Mercedes
1995 W124 320TE, 1998 R129 SL500, 2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
I get 33% off labour (normally £66.50 per hour) and 20% off parts at MB Manchester. But my cars are pretty geriatric. I also use an Indie for servicing as MB use a fix price menu, which is quite expensive.
 

rf065

Senior Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
2,916
Reaction score
381
Location
Grossbritannien
Your Mercedes
SLC300 - C250d Estate 4 Matic & Z900rs
My local dealer in Norwich has informed me that there are no discounts available, not even for club members, not even for me and I've always got a discount there.. Do they honestly think that's the way to attract more customers

No wonder Alan Partridge drives a Lexus! :roll:

Russ
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
332
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
My local dealer in Norwich has informed me that there are no discounts available, not even for club members, not even for me and I've always got a discount there.. Do they honestly think that's the way to attract more customers

Have you ever asked yourself why:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

d:class automotive are specialists in automotive interiors and upholstery. From Mercedes and modern cars to custom and classics. Tel: 01483 722923 Email:info@dclass.co.ukWeb:www.dclass.co.uk
Top Bottom