Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: '05 C230 Kompressor,
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I'm new to the MB world, having just purchased a new 2006 C230. I like the looks and handling of the car, except that it is "alignment challenged" right now.
I'm wondering what the regular service (every 13K miles) generally run in terms of costs. I used to do a fair amount of maintenance myself, but as cars have become more complicated, I do less. Mostly brakes and fluids/filters, now.
I have the 100K/6 year warranty, so it is just the regular stuff. So, I'm wondering what are the typical costs and how many folks do their own servicing, or get a 'local' garage to do it? What are the warranty concerns?
I would check your dealership's website under the "Service" section--they might have some specials going on. Here in Richmond, the 2 Merc stealerships will honor the service coupons/prices of any other Benz dealership in the country (the ONE good thing they have going for them). So I just get to Google'ing and see who has the cheapest rates at the time~~~
My last Service A only costed me $149 :-D
My parents got their Service B for $$199
Of course they gave us some resistance on honoring the competitor's prices, but what's fair is fair---don't advertise something you don't wanna stand behind!
**'07 E550 4MATIC: iridium silver metallic, P2, pwr trunk, VC, Parktronic, wood/leather steering, split-fold rear seats
**'03 BMW 525i: Sport pkg, Prem pkg, anthracite, blk leather, xenons, CD changer, chrome 18" Bremmer's
**''01 E320: turquise, tan heated leather, 18" AMG monoblock, Prem pkg
**'05 C230 Kompressor: silver metallic, CD changer, harmon/kardon system, heated pwr seats, sunroof pkg, ash leather and aluminum trim, rear lip spoiler, CL grille/flat hood emblem...Deceased.