Next service cost

Matt45

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
176
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
R230
Just popped into my local stealer to ask about my next service. Should be about June at about 42000 miles. SL350 due a B Service.
Bad News: They said on top of the B Service there would be:
Plugs @ £245
Air and fuel filters @ £250
Gearbox oil change at @ £200
Which makes atotal of about £1100 probably plus VAT.
Good News: They said none of the service is fixed price so they are prepared to come to 'an agreement' with me and offer substantial discount to help.
Hoping to drop that final bill down to a more acceptable figure.
I won't use an indi as I want to keep the mobilo breakdown service running.
Thoughts??
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
The plugs are good for 60k miles
 
OP
M

Matt45

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
176
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
R230
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
Malc. I remember you saying this before, but they assure me they can't stamp the book unless they are changed at the recommended interval of 70K or 4 yrs whichever is first.
I'm actually pleased they will be doing the filters as I'm sure it will improve economy and protect the engine. In the old days we changed air filters every year regardless.
If I secure a good discount then I'll be happy enough - money in the bank is doing nothing at the moment anyway!
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Well I am moving away from MB service now, there is no point as my car is 7 years old
 
OP
M

Matt45

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
176
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
R230
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #5
You're probably better at it than the dealers doing it yourself. :)
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
You're probably better at it than the dealers doing it yourself. :)

I will use Olly and get the book stamped, he does not charge much and does things well. This way i can fit my own plugs.
 

gajenb7

New Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2010
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Service / maintenace cost for SL 350

Hi guys I am looking to sell on my C200K which I've had for 6 years and go for a SL 350 of about the same age (2003 /2004)...a car I have been drooling for years! My C200K as you are probably aware dont cost much to service and run..i service it at the main dealer, with not many parts needing replacement (other than brake discs and tyres). I am hoping that the SL will not cost too much to run too, but I am hoping someone will be able to advise me on how much typically do I need to spend on the service / maintenance? I dont intend to service this at the main dealer, preferably a independent specialist will do!
 

whitenemesis

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2006
Messages
17,978
Reaction score
26
Your Mercedes
CLS55 AMG '05
Servicing should be ok-ish but should something break (e.g. strut) then OUCH!

SL was an expensive car new and still is to maintain
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Servicing should be ok-ish but should something break (e.g. strut) then OUCH!

SL was an expensive car new and still is to maintain

99.9% of the SL350's do not have struts, it was a £3250 extra and I have only ever seen 2 cars for sale with ABC.

A 2004 car should be OK and cost little more if any to service or repair than any other car, There should for the best part be just be the discs and pads that cost no more than any other model.

They are so nice to drive
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
My plugs were changed at 42,000 miles which co incided with the 4 year time limit.

Its an odd thing the plugs, when I took mine out after 8 years they were still like new, and I can detect no difference with the new ones in any way, though my car is only at 48k do these things have feelings or birthdays :rolleyes:
 

S.Speed

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
5,063
Reaction score
6
Location
Lancashire
Your Mercedes
Saab 9-3
Its an odd thing the plugs, when I took mine out after 8 years they were still like new, and I can detect no difference with the new ones in any way, though my car is only at 48k do these things have feelings or birthdays :rolleyes:

Hi Malcolm,
i cant help feeling they are changed "just in case"
In the old days we replaced plugs when there was a mis fire but they used to only seem to last 2 minutes compared to modern ones.
The way I use the car, it wont be the age thats reached first !!:D
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Hi Malcolm,
i cant help feeling they are changed "just in case"
In the old days we replaced plugs when there was a mis fire but they used to only seem to last 2 minutes compared to modern ones.
The way I use the car, it wont be the age thats reached first !!:D

Yes you are knocking up the miles,,but that is what the car is for,,I got this car an 06 2 years back for a guy down the road, and he has put the mileage up from 6k to 9k in all of that time
 

Attachments

  • Picture 646.jpg
    Picture 646.jpg
    51.2 KB · Views: 54
  • Picture 647.jpg
    Picture 647.jpg
    45.4 KB · Views: 51
  • Picture 648.jpg
    Picture 648.jpg
    53.3 KB · Views: 61

S.Speed

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
5,063
Reaction score
6
Location
Lancashire
Your Mercedes
Saab 9-3
Yes you are knocking up the miles,,but that is what the car is for,,I got this car an 06 2 years back for a guy down the road, and he has put the mileage up from 6k to 9k in all of that time

Wow I do like that colour...
I think i like that even better than mine !!
 

Mic

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Messages
4,271
Reaction score
128
Age
72
Location
Oxfordshire
Website
www.bennettgibbons.co.uk
Your Mercedes
MB SL500(2003), MB SLK320(2001), Volvo V70 XC AWD(2001)
Its an odd thing the plugs, when I took mine out after 8 years they were still like new, and I can detect no difference with the new ones in any way, though my car is only at 48k do these things have feelings or birthdays :rolleyes:

There is a theory that modern plugs do not need changing but should be loosened from their housing periodically to ensure that they do not become welded in. Once accessed and loosened they may as well be changed for the sake of the cost of a plug.

Old wives tale?

Mic
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Once accessed and loosened they may as well be changed for the sake of the cost of a plug.

Old wives tale?

Mic

Is this a plug Mic :D:D we do have 16 of the things:(
 

Mic

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2009
Messages
4,271
Reaction score
128
Age
72
Location
Oxfordshire
Website
www.bennettgibbons.co.uk
Your Mercedes
MB SL500(2003), MB SLK320(2001), Volvo V70 XC AWD(2001)
Is this a plug Mic :D:D we do have 16 of the things:(

My plugs were changed at 39k miles when the car was nearly 4.75yrs. old.

The plugs were £7.45 +VAT each....total £140.06

Replacing the plugs was £229.66 +VAT.....£269.85 almost twice the cost of the plugs.

At a grand total of £409.91 I do not want to be replacing the plugs too often.

NB Theses were main dealer rates.

Mic
 


Online parts website for Mercedes:www.partsformercedes-benz.com
Parts for Mercedes-Benz provides a wide choice of OEM (Original Mercedes), quality aftermarket and performance mercedes parts at competitive prices. Our clear, easy to use online store takes the headache out of having to search for that part or accessory you need, with a service that is second to none.
Top Bottom