Date registered: Jun 2008
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You are wise to distrust the stealer. Learn to do it your self. There's a misconception that Mercedes are more complex than US, Asian, and most other Euro makes, but it's not true. I've found that doing most things on my SL500 is easier than most cars I've touched.
I think people perpetuate the notion that only specially trained people ought to touch our vehicles, and these self-acclaimed "Certified Mercedes Technicians" (which, btw, as far as I know, is not recognized by MBUSA nor by the State of California) make you think that YOU're not qualified to work on your own car, just because it has a three-pointed star on it.
So, roll up your sleeve, and learn to love your car. You'll enjoy it, and save a bundle of money.
P.S., In any mechanic's defense, however, sometimes you find things the second time that you didn't see the first time, so thank goodness they found more stuff. You now have to verify that these are indeed required service/repair items.