A3 Service & ATF Change?

Colin_b

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My trusty C250CDi is approaching its 5th birthday and 43000 miles. The display has just come up with service A3 required.

It looks a fairly simple service, but MBs online service calculator says this is a £950 job, a B service plus change brake fluid & fuel filter (both done last year), air filter change and auto transmission oil & filter change, £64 and £345 respectively.

My question is that £345 seems a lot for the transmission work, is it amazingly complex or just MB dealer pricing. Is it the sort of thing my indy servicer could do?
 

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The short answer is that I don't know.... but I think that your best bet would be to get this done at a specialist. Failing that, you could opt for a Mercedes Services Care Plan, seems like the right move actually given the amount of bits that need doing.

https://servicecarerates.mercedes-benz.co.uk/

Two services will cost you £35 per months over 2 years. That's £840 in total - so £150 cheaper than your quite, plus you get the next service (Service A) for free.... it's no brainer :)
 

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....plus change brake fluid & fuel filter (both done last year)...
On rereading... if the brake fluid and fuel filter where done last year, then surely they don't need doing again this year?
 

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Don't trust the online service calculator. Mine showed I needed an ATF change when in fact it was done last year. Its best to go in and see a service adviser and if possible with your written service history which they usually give. I suspect the dealers are not updating the service done info correctly.
 
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Don't trust the online service calculator. Mine showed I needed an ATF change when in fact it was done last year. Its best to go in and see a service adviser and if possible with your written service history which they usually give. I suspect the dealers are not updating the service done info correctly.
I think this is the answer. Basically an A service, plus optional other work. Some has been done recently. The ATF & filter change is recommended, and is something my Indy servicer can do. So sorted, and thanks all for the advice.
 

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