A160 - 2004

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by sanj517, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. sanj517

    sanj517 Member

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    Hi, I have an A160 avantgaurde 2004 that has been serviced by main dealer and Mercs Only as long as I have owned it. It is due for a servive A at 52000 miles but I am tired of paying the dealer high prices and the even higher prices of Mercs Only as you go in for something and they diagnose 3 or 4 more other faults that always add to between £500 to £700.

    I would like to give it a go myself, at this mileage what would I need to do?

    Rgds
     
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    peapod Active Member

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    If it is any consolaton we have an a180 near new, cash purchase, with a merc maintenance contract which has clause in it saying teh garage has the right to replace and charge for any part it deems necesary. I refused to sign the contract. The dealer reverted to germany and the answer was sign or no contract ! now on every service I have to give written instruction not to fit any part without my permission other than those included in the contract !
     
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    c55 Active Member

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  4. npuk

    npuk MB Enthusiast

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    First thing is find a better indie, you wont find a good review of M-Only on any mercedes forum. 'A Service' is basically just an oil and oil filter change.
     
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