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Service B5 for SL350

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Sarang Nandgirikar, Jan 13, 2021.

Would you get your beloved SL to be serviced from dealer or from independent mechanic ?

Poll closed Saturday at 3:55 PM.
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  1. Sarang Nandgirikar

    Sarang Nandgirikar New Registration

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    For all of those SL350 owners

    What is included in Service B5

    Key Features of Service B
    Change engine oil and oil filter (not applicable for electric vehicles)
    Check charging cable and vehicle socket for mechanical damage (Hybrid & Electric)
    Check brake fluid level
    Correct and note down tyre pressure
    Check/correct spare tyre pressure (equipment specific)
    Check TIREFIT tyre sealant (equipment specific)
    Check first aid kit
    Check luggage compartment illumination for proper operation
    Check/correct windcreen washer fluid
    Check lamps in the instrument cluster and interior illumination for proper operation
    Check ex-factory driving aids (equipment specific)
    Fill up or replace vial of perfume atomizer (equipment specific)
    Fill up Ad®Blue tank (equipment specific, after consultation with customer)
    Perform brake test
    Check exterior lights for proper operation
    Check operation of headlamp range adjustment
    Check/correct headlamp adjustment
    Check function of windscreen wipers and windscreen washer system
    Replace activated charcoal combination filter
    Replace battery in the keyfob
    Check condition and operation of trailer hitch (equipment specific)

    Total Cost
    -£868 ( without VAT )
    -~£1041 (with VAT)



    Additional Service Items
    Replace brake fluid £101.74
    Replace air filter element £55.04
    Replace spark plugs £399.34

    Good Luck!
    I am planning to get another quote to see if I can get a better deal. But when it comes to selling the car , the prospective owners would want you to show that Service B5 was done in a dealership instead of some independent Merc specialist
     
  2. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Absolutely independent Mercedes Specialist! Being a 350 I'm guessing your car is 10-12 years old, after 4 no-one will particularly care on resale provided it has been serviced according to the schedule. An Independent will use all the same OE components as main dealers with labour about 50% of main dealer which is where you will save.
    There is a reasonable argument to say the Independent will take more care too, being in the main owner 'hands on'
     
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  3. Blobcat

    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hello and welcome,

    Prospective purchasers want to see a well maintained car, I'd argue (and a lot of members of this forum also) that a good Mercedes independent (with access to the online service system) would be better than keeping with the dealerships. It shows a level of commitment to the car that it's maintained by a specialist.
     
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  4. AMGeed

    AMGeed Senior Member

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    £400 to replace 6 spark plugs!

    Don't even think of using main dealer unless you have a service plan that covers a B/A and B service.
    As above, a service history showing Mercedes specialists wouldn't faze me at all.
     
  5. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Oil change and a wash and polish :rolleyes:
     
  6. 00slk

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    Don't forget to hoover Wighty!!! :D
     
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  7. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    That’s a B6 service :rolleyes:
     
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  8. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    I'll add that to my list of important things about Mercedes to know :)
     
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