S class Independent in London or Essex area

Denisaok

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I am new to the site and just bought my first Mercedes it's a 64 plate W222 350d, I am looking for an indy that can look over the car for me while it's still under warranty.

Ideally, someone honest that knows the car and can do mechanical & electrical and also do updates. Most of all they must be cheap as chips lol.
 

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Yep, one of THOSE !!!
S Class and looking for a ‘cheap as chips’ mechanic to maintain it under warranty ?

£80k - £100k cars bring bills that are commensurate with the price.

Have you even looked at the cost of replacement tyres yet ?
 

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Hi OP , and welcome. The 'cheap as chips' comment might have been a bit of tongue in cheek on your part, at least I hope so. There are many ways of getting things done on a Mercedes Benz that are more cost effective than main dealer, but "cheap as chips"...no.
 
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S Class and looking for a ‘cheap as chips’ mechanic to maintain it under warranty ?

£80k - £100k cars bring bills that are commensurate with the price.

Have you even looked at the cost of replacement tyres yet ?
Hi
I also run a Jaguar Xf with 20" so quite aware of the cost of running the car
 
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Hi OP , and welcome. The 'cheap as chips' comment might have been a bit of tongue in cheek on your part, at least I hope so. There are many ways of getting things done on a Mercedes Benz that are more cost-effective than main dealer, but "cheap as chips"...no.
Hi Pete
Thanks for the welcome

I have a 12month warranty and yes I was only joking, I have friends with garages and am also happy to work on the car when out of warranty.

The car is running fine only had it 3 days now, however, I what I want some to look over the car to see if anything needs doing our is not right so that I can get it sorted while I still have the option to sort with the dealer who is 200 miles away.

I also need to build a relationship with an indy that I can trust to do the things I can't do myself and to keep my warranty valid, it's just that I believe that you get better service from an indy.

Have I posted in the wrong section?
 

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Welcome to the forum Denis.

S Class and looking for a ‘cheap as chips’ mechanic to maintain it under warranty ?

£80k - £100k cars bring bills that are commensurate with the price.

Have you even looked at the cost of replacement tyres yet ?
Cheap doesn't mean bad - why spend more money than you need...

I pay my inde half the dealer rate and get a better service every time even though my car is under warranty.

Block exemption means dealers cannot force you to service the car with them unless under PCP etc. and possibly the insured-warranty part although I've never had an issue with the latter.

They are no different to any car wearing the same size wheel either.

The sizes are not crazy-odd like some older cars (Jaguar XKR and Bentley Turbo Rs I think - can't remember for sure now).

It's the cost of replacement struts and other ancillaries that can be ruinous although I wouldn't expect that to be much on a 64 plate.
 

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Well I use CCC at Colchester Chris Cowdrey the owner runs it with his family and is a top man,it is not true to say he is just a Mercedes independant,he if a Bentley man,as well as having Porche turning up at his garage,but he knows Mercedes and has the latest star,he is also very fair with the cost of repairs.
 
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Well I use CCC at Colchester Chris Cowdrey the owner runs it with his family and is a top man,it is not true to say he is just a Mercedes independant,he if a Bentley man,as well as having Porche turning up at his garage,but he knows Mercedes and has the latest star,he is also very fair with the cost of repairs.
Thanks for this but I bit far for me but will keep in mind
 

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Hi All
I am new to the site and just bought my first Mercedes it's a 64 plate W222 350d, I am looking for an indy that can look over the car for me while it's still under warranty.

Ideally, someone honest that knows the car and can do mechanical & electrical and also do updates. Most of all they must be cheap as chips lol.
I used to use LondonCode | Independent Mercedes Specialist
Very good value, located in IG11
 

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