Merc went for its annual Merc main dealer service today. It’s done 27k miles and is 4 years old.
Apart from the oil and filter change (and a whole load of other nonsense they add it to make the price not seem quite as obscene) they offered me:
- brake fluid change
- air filter change
- iridium plugs change
I took the fluid change as fluid degrades with age and the air filter change because, well, I’d expect it to be part of a service anyway but declined the plugs - after all, the car has only done 27k and, depending on brand, iridium plugs are meant to be good for up to 100k miles and I can’t see them degrading with age.
That’s fine, the bloke said, but you’ll lose your Mercedes Assistance cover!
So, there I am faced with paying £310 for 6 plugs that don’t need changing or losing (forever, presumably) the Merc breakdown cover. I declined and will call Merc UK on Monday.
I like Mercs to drive but I hate dealing with any part of their after sales.