Recommended Mercedes dealers for servicing from this list (Beds/Herts/London area)

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  1. derektrotter

    derektrotter Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi All

    I have a service due and due to a couple of reasons need to use a dealer, unfortunately Indy is not an option, was hoping to get some member recommendations out of the following list:

    MB of Stevenage
    Sytner Milton Keynes
    Sytner Bedford
    MB Watford
    MB of Aylesbury
    MB of Hertford
    MB of Beaconsfield
    Sytner Northampton

    I've already used Milton Keynes previously and had a pretty bad experience so will probably avoid them this time around.

    Would appreciate some recommendations as the thought of using MK again is giving me stress :)

    Thanks
     
  2. thewinelake

    thewinelake Active Member

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    A secondhand recommendation for Colindale (a bit far south, but not that much worse than Watford!)
     
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    thewinelake Active Member

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    Out of interest, is it important to use a main dealer for servicing? I'm getting increasingly concerned by the amateurishness of main dealers in general- both for sales and servicing!
     
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    kamalpatel12448 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sadly would not recommend Colindale, Watford or Stevenage for service. I would recommend Stevenage for sales, really good experience. If you are willing to travel this far then Brooklands is the answer, the only dealer I currently let near my car.
     
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    Ha! I heard that Colindale was "much better than Temple Fortune" but perhaps that's not saying much...
     
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    kamalpatel12448 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Haven't used them and the others I didn't mention anything on, can only comment on experiences and feedback from trusted people.
     
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    I've also had bad customer service experience from Milton Keynes and always use Cambridge now, no problems there.
     
  8. ash59fifty-uk

    ash59fifty-uk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Return customer of my local dealer (northampton) and a few others here are too

    No complaints about them, have used past two years with no worries

    An amazing Indy close by too which does all my repair work if needed, have had brakes supplied and replaced by them- Parkhams in Wellingborough
     
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    flowrider99 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Why do you have to use a main dealer, If you don't mind my asking?
     
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    Good q, Terry @ Wayne Gates would be my recommendation.
     
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    Alf Barnet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I can offer somewhere in the middle not an Independent, not a main dealer, but an "authorised" repairer. Trouble is it's in Essex. Always had good service from them too (Using them for a vehicle within warranty) you can keep your mobilio active too.

    Mercedes-Benz Servicing | Chelmsford, Essex | Waterhouse
     
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    guhvies Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've used MB of Hertford a couple of times for routine service and had no problems whatsoever.
     
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    derektrotter

    derektrotter Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thank you all for the replies, reason for needing to go to the main dealer is I have a warranty which dictates I have to use main dealer servicing, looked into this quite a bit and theres no way around it, also may be easier to sell car with main dealer servicing in any case, I did get a quote from a couple of indys and it was only £50 cheaper, to be honest if the warranty issue wasnt there I would have still gone the indy route as I'm really not a fan of the dealers hence this post.

    I'll look at:
    brooklands
    cambridge
    northampton
    hertford

    And see which has the best feedback on this forum :)
     
  14. JohnBell

    JohnBell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Don't forget the extra £50 at a main dealer gets you 12 months of mobilo, if a indie is only £50 cheaper try another one, that one is very very expensive for a indie.
     
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    derektrotter Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    After some digging i'm leaning towards Brooklands at the min.
     
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    BernardB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    MB Beaconsfield gets good recommendations from owners.
     
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    jfhuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wholeheartedly agree with the recommendation of Mercedes Beaconsfield I've used them for a
    number years and their service has always been good.
     
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    derektrotter Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Brooklands are over £100 more expensive then MK which is a shame, the search continues, service plan makes each service about £420 a service which seems a bit steep.
     
  19. ash59fifty-uk

    ash59fifty-uk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How old is the car and what model? £420 you're averaging but not taking into account the included breakdown cover, and additional service items which can soon tot up a service bill
     
  20. Bonecho

    Bonecho Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I found that MK was the cheapest dealer for a service compared to Bedford, Watford and Stevenage.

    Maybe I have been lucky but for me MK have been great and have gone the extra mile for me despite me not buying the car from them.
     

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