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Old 01-03-2019, 12:44 PM
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Does anyone know if prepaid maintenance (since the price is different for each model...) covers the oil change at 1,875 miles?
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Does anyone know if prepaid maintenance (since the price is different for each model...) covers the oil change at 1,875 miles?
It is covered.

Edit: Just to be clear, its a differential oil change...not an engine oil change.
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Does anyone know if prepaid maintenance (since the price is different for each model...) covers the oil change at 1,875 miles?
Covered.

I have prepaid maintenance too and went to change rear diff oil at 2000 miles or so for free

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:38 AM
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It is covered.

Edit: Just to be clear, its a differential oil change...not an engine oil change.
Awesome, thanks! Rear axle differential oil change, correct?
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:04 PM
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Discount Prepaid Maintenance?

Does anybody know a dealer who discounts the cost of a Mercedes prepaid maintenance plan?

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Old 02-11-2019, 12:56 PM
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Does anybody know a dealer who discounts the cost of a Mercedes prepaid maintenance plan?

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Also looking for this information. Thank you!
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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From earlier threads it seems many will discount. It's been a while now so I don't recall the particulars but my dealer (Escondido Mercedes) was able to discount the prepaid maintenance by a fair bit. Went with this dealer specifically because Herman Haemmer worked there - he was our go to person for European Delivery. Herman has now moved to El Cajon Mercedes following the change of ownership at Escondido. Haven't had any dealings with the Escondido dealership since so can't say how willing they are to deal now.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:44 AM
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When I added up the cost of the services (my service advisor provided the costs to me in person), it was less than the prepaid!! Plus, you do not get to residualize the prepaid on AMG leases. Unless you get at least 25% off, it is a BAD move. Just pay when you go.
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When I added up the cost of the services (my service advisor provided the costs to me in person), it was less than the prepaid!! Plus, you do not get to residualize the prepaid on AMG leases. Unless you get at least 25% off, it is a BAD move. Just pay when you go.
Could you post the individual service cost breakdown? It would be great to reference for anyone considering the PPS.
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Could you post the individual service cost breakdown? It would be great to reference for anyone considering the PPS.
my dealer provided the following cost quotes

PPS Costs
2 years or 20,000 miles / $1,360
3 years or 30,000 miles / $1,885
*4 years or 40,000 miles / $2,490

Individual Service costs
$400 2k, Rear axle oil chg
$360 10k/1yr, synth oil & filter, fluid chk/fill, multi pt inspect, wiper blades
$932 20k/2yr, synth oil & filter, fluid chk/fill, multi pt inspect, wiper blades, cabin filter, brake fluid replc
$1872 30k/3yrs, synth oil & filter, fluid chk/fill, multi pt inspect, wiper blades, rear axle oil chg, engine air filter, transmission oil & filter,
$932 40k/4yrs, synth oil & filter, fluid chk/fill, multi pt inspect, wiper blades, cabin filter, brake fluid replc
$4500 Total for 4 yrs

Does not cover brakes, does include wipers


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What is the cost for the differential oil change service?
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What is the cost for the differential oil change service?
diff oil change

my dealer quoted $400. Seems unreasonably high.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:57 AM
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Yeah seems high - I am in Germany and I think I am expecting to pay 170 to 180 U.S. dollars or so based on the quote of around 150 Euros. I will report back once it it done. Probably be a week or two before I hit the 3000 Km/ 1850 Mile point.
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When I added up the cost of the services (my service advisor provided the costs to me in person), it was less than the prepaid!! Plus, you do not get to residualize the prepaid on AMG leases. Unless you get at least 25% off, it is a BAD move. Just pay when you go.
Look it up prepaid maintenance is absolutely residualized it's added to the MSRP of the vehicle. Just because it's an AMG doesn't mean they change the rules on prepaid maintenance.

Differential oil change quotes from 200-400 and engine oil changes 300 without anything else such as cabin filter and brake fluid change.

Dealer markup on these is only 100-200 so they have no margin on them.

PS: I just had my differential oil change completed 2 weeks ago and I asked how much it would have been without prepaid it was 400+tax
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had the rear diff changed at dealer cost $238.00. $155.00 per hour labor cost -(1hr time) + oil and taxes
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Can you the oil diff change yourself or no?
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What about this............can I shop the prepaid maintenance out? In other words, if I buy it from one dealer, will anothe totally seperate dealer honor it? Does MB take the money and pay the dealer back whenever the work is done, or does the dealer keep it and just apply it when you use? (someone is holding the money and earning interest, just not me anymore)


My dealer just quoted me 1885 for 3yr/30 and 2490 4yr/40. They also stated that prepaid is the way to go because you don't have to pay sales tax or worry about any price increases. Any imput?
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What about this............can I shop the prepaid maintenance out? In other words, if I buy it from one dealer, will anothe totally seperate dealer honor it? Does MB take the money and pay the dealer back whenever the work is done, or does the dealer keep it and just apply it when you use? (someone is holding the money and earning interest, just not me anymore)


My dealer just quoted me 1885 for 3yr/30 and 2490 4yr/40. They also stated that prepaid is the way to go because you don't have to pay sales tax or worry about any price increases. Any imput?
Yes, you can purchase it from any dealership and get your car serviced at any other MB dealer. You're not limited to the place where you purchased the PPM package.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:40 PM
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Well has anyone found dealerships selling these PPM cheap or cheaper (without me buying a car with them)? Or is it always something that is negotiated with the car being sold at the same dealership. I cannot get my dealership to move a penny. I guess they already lost enough on the deal. I tried another dealer close by and they would not move either.

I'm just curious to know because I never really considered buying PPM since to me it just makes better since to keep that money myself and earn my own interest so to speak.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:37 AM
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Update, just got back from my rear differential service. It was 134 Euros (about 150 dollars). Also, the 3 bottles of gear oil costs more than double here in Germany so I think a pretty good value.
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