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Old 11-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Service B

What does Service B include for the 2006 ML350? Is it just an oil change with a bunch of checks and glances? My car says that I am 800 miles away from this services (currently at 12.5k miles)

What are you paying for Svc B at your dealers?
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bear in mind that I've had my ML350 for only a couple of weeks, but here is what my dealer advised me in regards to maintenance:

There will be an annual oil change - once a year, or every 13,000 miles. Cost: $300.00

My understanding is that this is all I'll have to pay every year. Although, I sure hope that they do more than just a simple 10 minute oil change for 300 BUCKS!
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a rip-off

$300 for an oil change? Thats nuts...i'll take mine elsewhere
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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$300 for an oil change? Thats nuts...i'll take mine elsewhere
I agree it's obscene. However, with that said, $300 once a year that will conclude all your maintenance may not be that bad...
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I just saw the maintanence checklist that says that at 13k miles you need svc 1 and 3. Svc1 is basically checking stuff (see if the hood closes, all interior and exterior lights work, and all fluids are at safe levels). Svc 3 is an oil change. I hear what you are saying but i refuse to pay $300 for an oil change. Will going to an independant MB shop for this service cause harm to my warranty? of course the indie is a reputable shop that only works on MBs
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just cehcked with an indie and they will do all the Svc 1 and 3 work for about $170 versus the $300 + at the dealer. Luckily this shops comes recommended
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I just saw the maintanence checklist that says that at 13k miles you need svc 1 and 3. Svc1 is basically checking stuff (see if the hood closes, all interior and exterior lights work, and all fluids are at safe levels). Svc 3 is an oil change. I hear what you are saying but i refuse to pay $300 for an oil change. Will going to an independant MB shop for this service cause harm to my warranty? of course the indie is a reputable shop that only works on MBs
I think my dealer is charging $300 for both svc 1 & 3. When the time comes, I will definitely shop around on that...
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That sounds right around what my dealer said. I called an indie that i expect to use and they quoted $170 for the svc 1 & 3. I am used to BMW where the svc in inlcued free so i am trying to get used to the idea of NOT going to the dealer for svc with the Benz while it is under warrenty...but the savings are a no brainer here
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That sounds right around what my dealer said. I called an indie that i expect to use and they quoted $170 for the svc 1 & 3. I am used to BMW where the svc in inlcued free so i am trying to get used to the idea of NOT going to the dealer for svc with the Benz while it is under warrenty...but the savings are a no brainer here
BMW's service is only free if you choose to ignore the fact that it has already been shoved into the sticker price of the car...
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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BMW's service is only free if you choose to ignore the fact that it has already been shoved into the sticker price of the car...
of course. Atleast you do not have to think about it for 4 years or worry about shopping around for service
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