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Service & MOT

Post by Bromley Bill » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:47 pm

New member here, any advice/recommendations would be much appriciated:
I've had a '17 Reg 45 from new, only done 10k miles. It's 2nd (BC) service & 1st MOT are due, i'm not happy at all with the main dealers where i purchased it from, aside from their poor customer service they have quoted £990 for the service & £55 MOT which i find somewhat extortionate!!
Can anyone recommend a reputable AMG company in South London/North Kent who could undertake this work for me please??
As you can see i'm based in Bromley but am willing to travel.
Thanking you in advance. Bill.
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Re: Service & MOT

Post by Keef45 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Hi mate,yep main stealers round this area are bit dodge,1st off most people end up purchasing service plan to cover the cost of the service from the main stealer with the understanding that if ya did need anything else done other than service you can go to good independent.
Did you purchase from Bromley main stealer,their service department is run separate at Bell Green retail park which I’ve used numerous occasions on The A45 and my GLC without any issues at all,actually can’t fault them especially after the horrendous experience on both cars at my local Dartford Stealer even worse ,the old Dartford Dealership has closed down and moved to their new flagship location by Dartford Bridge and the reviews are absolutely awful.
If you really want to have all your servicing done by a indi then have you tried Keys Bexleyheath,which isn’t that far from ya :)
Guy I know swears by em with his E63
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Re: Service & MOT

Post by Bromley Bill » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:23 am

Cheers Keef; Yes it's the Bell Green site that i have the problem with, 3 x youngish girls sit on their service dept desk just chatting to each other eating, whilst keeping you waiting at Reception!!
I'll give Keys a try thanks.
As an aside a mate of mines son works at the new Dartford dealers site & says so many customers just turn around & abort as it only needs the slightest tailback at the Tunnel to gridlock the place!!
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Post by Keef45 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:19 am

Probably hit an miss with all the stealers,had the express service on the GLC end of Jan at the Bromley branch and had the girls making me coffees while I wanted ,where as Dartford snapped the bleed nipple on the front calliper of me A45 and wanted to charge me for a new calliper when I told em where to go they decided to repair it then give the car back with half a fluid change ....
Yep they actually told me they only done half a fluid change lol
Needless to say all ended ok but had to rant at MB UK ,received goodwill gesture tho 4 track day experiences at MB world ...well worth the agro :) :) :) :) :) .
Like a mug took me GLC down to Dartford and received another horrific experience lol ,so never again ..
Pity the only decent main dealer close to us that had top reviews (Orpington)they shut.
You could try Thurrock over the water bit of a journey tho ..
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Re: Service & MOT

Post by Devilfish » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:44 am

Hi there

Bit of a drive for you but well worth the saving.
I have always used DDR Ashtead Surrey they specialise in Mercedes and are approved by Mercedes Dealers using all genuine parts.
There web site gives you all the prices and lets you choose additional extras.
A servise from £196 and B from £328 a fraction of the price

https://www.ddrsurrey.co.uk
Here at DDR Surrey we are an independent garage specialising in the service, diagnostics and repair of Mercedes Benz vehicles.

Hope this helps
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Re: Service & MOT

Post by MAFFA » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:13 am

You could always take out a service plan & then take it to a dealer that comes recommended? Mine in Chichester is probably to far but they are really very good
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