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Servicing costs

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by MGSL, May 14, 2019.

  1. MGSL

    MGSL New Member

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    Hello,

    Can anyone help please with a couple of service questions?

    Has anyone recent experience of a B5 main dealer service cost for a Mercedes SL400 (the car is 2015 and has done 13250 miles). The main dealers are not transparent with charging structures and I don't want to pay over the top prices.

    Is it also important to stay with the main dealer service record when out of warranty, or ok to use a local Mercedes independent if they are better value on service costs, taking into account resale values and full MB history etc.

    Many thanks....
     
  2. JBell

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    Put the car details in here and it will tell you what is needed

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

    It will be a big one as 4 years old so all filters, brake fluid and poss a gearbox oil and filter change.

    Indy servicing makes no difference, any VAT registered garage can keep the online service history up to date with Mercedes.

    Where are you based?
     
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  3. Tony Dyson

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    You should have a Service Booklet with your original documentation, this will tell you exactly what work will be carried out on your car, the website above gave me some misleading information on mine. If you contact the MB Independent's in your area, the MB approved ones will have access to your car's Service records and are able to update them, they will not however renew your Mobilo support.
     
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    MGSL

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    Thanks for the details, I'm Manchester based.
     
  5. Frontstep

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    Ring them up and get a quote, Mobilo can be useful it has been to me.
     
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    Thanks for replying, I'm waiting on a quote, sounds like the Mobilo is beneficial.
     
  7. JBell

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    Use the link I posted, will give you prices from any dealers near you and also exactly what is needed rather than a load of flannel from the service person.

    Mobilo is just breakdown now provided by the RAC
     
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    Has anyone recent experience of a B5 main dealer service cost

    For a moment I read that as BS main dealer service cost. :)
     
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    Mobilo cover (yes it changes by year) has been about far far more than breakdown for me and I have had extensive panel replacement f.0.C.
     
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    I would also be tempted to look into the cost of a service plan with MB if you intend to keep the car a few years. These plans include the cost of items which are not included in the normal service schedule and for which you have to pay extra.You can then compare to local indie charges. The service plan for 3 years on the CL worked out at £500 per year, whereas the cost of the first normal service under my ownership was going to be over £1500 on its own. Worth a look.
     
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    Both mine and my wife's car (2014 & 2015) have no service book and are online only.

    Bad because I liked to be able to look at what needed doing at certain intervals.
     
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    Doesn't the manual give you an idea of what has to be done at miles reached?
     
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    Pity you nailed your username to the mast with "E500" , can't you change it to S500 Pete :D . I almost called myself E320cdi Wighty but thought that would lock out a future car change :rolleyes:
     
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    Well hopefully someone will be along with one for you to take a copy?
     
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    Just go into any MB dealership and ask them to print out you service records. I did this a few weeks ago, no problem. I didn't buy the car from them by the way.
     
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    Yes that’s all you need to do just ask I for a printout.

    Look on US sites for scheduled maintenance frequency the whole system is in disarray here

    https://www.mercedesbenzraleigh.com...ge/service-intervals/2016/2016_E_Class_MM.pdf

    You can access all the MB scheduled maintenance for any model from this site, in this case I was looking up the schedule for a W213 E220d
     
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