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I am due for my 40k B0 service in 35 days. My dealership quoted me $887.95 for the service.

Most notable things are:

-Oil & Filter Change
-Transmission & Filter change
-Brake Fluid flush
-Visual inspections

They quoted the Transmission & filter to be $300 alone. These prices seem pretty high. Does anyone have a good tutorial on flushing the brake fluid for our cars?

Are these prices normal for service?
 

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Unfortunately the price is normal for B service
 

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Yeah, it looks like that's about normal. I'll be doing the oil change and filters myself. It'll save me around $200.
 

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Yes, sound about right for dealership, over a about 30% over independent certified Mercedes master tech service in major urban area.
 

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Dropped the car at the dealer today. I did the air filters, oil change, and check the brake pads myself.

For the rest of the B service plus the 40k transmission fluid flush it came to ~$550 after a $45 service coupon.

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I guess your salesmen/dealers didn't explain MB prepaid maintenance correctly to you - and keeping in step with the underinformed for a 2010 or 2011 GLK most dealers at 40K would also perform a tranny service as well - which is where the extra charge comes in.

A 3-pack of prepaid maintenance "coupons" costs you around $725 + applicable tax.

For those who understand this buy the 3-pack at time of sale for the 1st 3 service intervals - then buy a 2nd pack BEFORE the 40K to maximize their savings on the 40K service..

For your info a DIY or indie oil change does NOTHING to check and update your software systems .. and believe you me software gets updated 4 or 5 times a years.

And DIY or indie oil changes do NOTHING to check for outstanding campaigns UNLESS you have registered (for free) for Mercedes Onwers Online which would tell you if anything was outstanding.

I am not taking a stance on dealer service vrs DIY vrs indie - because frankly depending on the job that needs to be done over the past year I have done all three.

What irks me really - are dealers/salesmen that have not clearly outlined what MB programs really do/benefit, then owners who think they know something they don't really know..

In most areas indie A service is on average $30 cheaper than a dealer - and not system update check... do the math and take care of your MB.
 

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Mechanics caught a leaking transfer case during their visual checks. Good thing i took it in. Covered under warranty and i'll get a few extra days in the 13 GLK loaner.
 

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I am due for my 40k B0 service in 35 days. My dealership quoted me $887.95 for the service.

Most notable things are:

-Oil & Filter Change
-Transmission & Filter change
-Brake Fluid flush
-Visual inspections

They quoted the Transmission & filter to be $300 alone. These prices seem pretty high. Does anyone have a good tutorial on flushing the brake fluid for our cars?

Are these prices normal for service?
Mercedes Benz of Walnut Creek just quoted my $731 for Service B0 on our 2014 GLK350 with 24k miles on it. That seems awfully high. Any comments??
 

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What exactly are they quoting they will do for the $731? They may be including other items.
 
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