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Old 02-12-2012, 04:57 PM
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Service A, how much?

I have. 2011 c300. And I got the message that service A is due in 10 days, how much should that service cost? I probably won't take it to Mercedes directly, I'll take it to a local auto shop in Brooklyn, he told it will cost 200. Is that how much it should cost?
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:07 PM
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My dealers in Orlando are priced high at $199 for A Service and $399 for B Service. An independent should be much less.
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A million bagillion dollars...

No but really, there are like 50+ threads on this, with tons of information on it already. Search feature is your friend...

But to not be a complete *** and not answer the question entirely. Service A is essentially an Oil change and inspection and top up of all fluids. Nothing special, a synthetic oil change costs about $115 at dealers, $75-$100 independently. So anything above that is you paying for peace of mind for checking a few items (which they probably don't even do) and topping up all fluids.

It depends where you live, here in NY, dealers charge upwards of $375 for A service, with $200 being a "steal" promotion. Other areas, such as california, start out at around the price of $200-$250 for A service, and $150-200 for the promotion price.

Independent shops should charge no more than $100-150. If they do, just bring it to a dealer, or just get an oil change if you don't want to foot the bill.
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Oil Change $89.00 at my local dealer.
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its like 200 plus tax
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My understanding about the MB roadside service is that if we keep the required routine maintenance, the roadside service will last, not just 4 years only. If we service our MB at an independent shop, will MB count and accept it?

In any case, I will not give my C to independent shops for service.
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Man.....my stealer is getting over. I'm paying 210 for the oil change and 170 for the brake fluid flush tomorrow. That's before tax. So pretty much service B without the "inspections".
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well at least you guys didn't fork out 2k for 4 tires and 4 brake change.
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First service A, I'd go ahead and get it done at the dealership so if they find any updates or non publically announced fixes, they're more likely to find it and do it. Just don't pay over about $225 for it.

After the first service A, you can catch the oil on sale at O'Riley's and do it it yourself for much less.

My theory is that there are times that you're going to have to pay dealership prices for things like the transmission service that you really want them to do to preserve your position should it fail. Transmission replacements are like $7K and they're not even new, they're rebuilts. So for simple things such as an oil change, you're likely to want to do them yourself and save a few bucks. Just save your receipts.
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