1st MOT and free 'health check'

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  1. Stuart O

    Stuart O Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    just had 1st MOT on my 05 163 ML 270 - garage ( John Weir of Inverness ) offered a free end of warranty inspection ..
    They replaced 2 x fr ball joints, a broken exhaust clamp, a leaking oil level switch and lubed throttle cable as it was - and still is v sticky - all gratis..
    Cant fault their service dept or reception staff - :) gave my wife a lift to / from work to collect car as well, all in all better than I was expecting after all the stories I have been reading on this forum..
     
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    Sounds alright, is its just a John R Weir thing or MB UK offer. They sound very helpful. I got similar treatment from Statstone MB in Glasgow.
     
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    I would have thought it is in the dealers interest ..

    1. Any work doing is under warranty and he gets paid by MB

    2. Generates goodwill

    so its win win...:)
     
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    I've just started using a different dealer. When I booked our ML in for service and MOT I asked them to perform a bit of shakedown a la end-of-warranty health check, as Service Plus expires next month.

    Given how much tighter the Service Plus scheme seems to have become it will be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    Stuart O

    Stuart O Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ML 270 warranty

    now that its turned 3 I would prefer some form of reasonable warranty in case.. have seen a few favourable comments re AA gold programme - heard differing opinions on warranty direct, is it really just a case of buying the MB dealer option to be sure ??:confused:

    any thoughts would be appreciated..
     
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    If you decide to go with Warranty Direct, fill out the on line form for a quote and put your phone number down. A couple of days after getting a quote for over £300, they phoned to see if I was interested. I kept stalling and they kept phoning back, lowering the price every time, and eventually offering 13 months for the price of 12, which came down to just over £200. Everyone is desperate for business at the moment, so make it work in your favour.

    Russ
     
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    warranty direct

    have you any other point of reference with this company - I seem to recall they've had a few poor comments on this site.. the thought of the AA seemed more 'professional' - maybe getting sucked in by the hype tho...

    Stuart
     

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