Dent Repair & Windshield Protection - Do I need them? - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 04:21 PM
BenzWorld Elite
Kajtek1's Avatar
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: E320/E250 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6.7l
Location: V E G A S
Posts: 32,676
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 1340 Post(s)
Well.. call me skeptic, but I don't believe anybody would sell $950 warranty on $5000 wheels that HAVE TO HAVE some curb rash sooner or later.
Kajtek1 is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 99 Merc S420 (80k Mi) 07 Lexus LS460 (21k Miles)
Location: FL
Posts: 4,583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pass on all 3. They are all overpriced pure profit services. Your windshield is normally covered by your regular insurance, and since you don't drive this car everyday, chances of it needing any work are slim to none. I've owned and/or driven several 20+ year old cars with their factory windshield. The tires should already be covered by a tread life warranty and the wheels are already covered under the standard factory bumper-to-bumper warranty. There isn't much to fail on a rim, so no need to have any extra warranty coverage. If you aren't driving this everyday and putting in tight parking lot spots, then paint-less dent repair coverage is also a waste of money. Should you happen to get a dent or two, then have them taken care of. That would cost a whopping $50-100.
mr.xpowerseller is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 05:55 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Musikmann's Avatar
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Originally Posted by Kajtek1 View Post
Well.. call me skeptic, but I don't believe anybody would sell $950 warranty on $5000 wheels that HAVE TO HAVE some curb rash sooner or later.
No problem for me. I'm not sure from the OP's comments exactly what the wheel/tire warranty covers. But using your estimate of $5000 for 4 wheels, if he bent one and they replaced it, wouldn't that be about equal to the $950? But then I guess they can be straightened for less money.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
e-420's Avatar
Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 1997 E-420 (150K miles), 1997 SL500, (90K miles) 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD CC/SB/4x4 Duramax
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,610
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Quoted: 400 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
My 97 E420 has a total of 3 small ding's, not bad for 13 years and 120K miles. My 04 Silverado with 80K miles has 2 small dings. Careful parking does wonders. Don't think the paintless dent removal would pay off for me.


97 SL500 Imperial Red
/Parchment Leather/Black Top

Chromed OEM wheels, Akebono's, H1+90 fog, Burlwood/Leather shift knob, Rostra Lumbar support, Check seat heaters, Bilstein's, Parrot Bluetooth, GG Bailey Custom cargo mat, GG Bailey trunk mat, Real Burlwood Instrument Cluster w Chrome rings, Burlwood & Chrome shift surround, Euro headlights with Osram 70W/65W H-4's, clear corners, Silverstar corner lamps, Euro Trunk mount Warning triangle, SL600 Burlwood armrest trim & Burlwood cupholder sliding cover, Kahtec flashing third brake light (CHMSL)

97 E420 Royal Indigo/Grey Leather

Raintracker wiper, Rostra Lumbar support, Parrott Bluetooth, 17" chrome AMG replica wheels, Bilstein's, Akebono's, smoked marker lights, Osram 65W H7's, H1+90 fog, Rear Seat Child restraint Tether, Burlwood/Leather shift knob, OEM Mudflaps, DRL's, Becker Aux input
e-420 is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 02:55 PM
BenzWorld Elite
Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 1959 220S cabriolet, 1983 240D original owner, 1999 E300 turbo diesel, 1988 560SL, 2003 SLK320
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Posts: 3,495
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Save your money for things you really need.

'59 220S Cabriolet - for sale -
'83 240D original owner 351,500 miles - sadly I let it go
'88 560SL 41,000 miles being parted out -
'99 E300 turbo 207,000 miles
'03 SLK320 37,500 miles
'14 Smart electric 10,500 miles
sokoloff is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Feb 2010
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Guys, I just have the chance to log into this forum again. I decided to turn down all those extra warranty offers. Many thanks to all of you for the inputs.
kotz is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 05:40 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: 2010 E350 and 2008 GL320CDI
Location: Houston metro area
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A bit late but one more opinion here. Had a tree fall on our new GL320 a month after we bought it back in 2008 and discovered the hard way that State Farm Insurance only covers the cost of the windshield if you go with the generic "acme" type windshield. State Farm would not cover the cost of a genuine Mercedes Benz OEM windshield guaranteed to work with the rain sensing wipers. I've heard stories of Mercedes owners going with the insurance-special "acme" windshields and discovering that their wipers no longer worked.

Anyway, we wound up having to pay another $300-$400 out of pocket to get the genuine OEM windshield for the GL so when I bought my E350 this year I elected to buy the dealer's windshield warranty coverage.

The C350 I traded in was only 2 years old and had already developed a stress-crack and 2 rock dings. Driving in Houston (especially the toll roads) is pretty rough on windshields as this city and county spends very little money clearing the roads of rocks and debris.

Just a contrarian viewpoint.
dawgenstein is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
C230 fender dent repair capsicum78 W203 C-Class 10 12-20-2009 08:07 PM
DC area dent repair? shakers999 W204 C-Class 0 09-20-2008 09:25 PM
Paintless Dent Repair sprink49 Detailing and Car Care 2 08-25-2008 01:46 PM
Paintless dent repair jkubica W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class 0 08-15-2008 04:23 PM
Paintless dent repair? How? tempoct R170 SLK-Class 5 07-29-2004 09:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome