At Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent we have the trained staff and expertise to work on all Mercedes cars from the A class to sporty SLK Roadster to luxurious S Class saloons. We've grown to understand each model's quirks and characteristics and you can be confident that our workmanship will keep your Mercedes in top class condition. Our aim is to deliver a professional and efficient service that in our opinion exceeds the standards of any main dealer at a fraction of the price. Our highly trained Mercedes technicians will use the latest workshop equipment and digital tools, to take care of your Mercedes regardless of its age, including vehicles within their manufacturer warranty.
Mercedes has created the Flexible Service System. Mercedes ASSYST PLUS divides your maintenance needs into A and B service selections. Whenever your vehicle is due for a service, the system will alert you and it will then tell the maintenance specialists what work to do once you take it into the service centre.
According to Manufacturer’s 15% of your car’s air conditioning refrigerant leaches from the system every year, requiring your car to work harder to produce air to the required temperature. This places strain on the engine and increases fuel use. Furthermore, a poorly performing air conditioning system can cause a build-up of bacteria and can cause a bad smell within your car. Your air conditioning system should be serviced at least every two years so that you can:
We at Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent are able to offer various levels of air conditioning servicing to meet your car needs. Call or email now to enquire more about this service and book.
A vital part of your Mercedes’ car maintenance is to change your brake fluid to ensure safety of brake components. Mercedes recommends your brake fluid is changed every 2 years or 20,000 miles whichever comes first. Overtime the brake fluid in your car becomes less effective. The braking system in your Mercedes contains complex parts that rely on brake fluid to perform their hydraulic tasks. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it absorbs moisture with age. This moisture in turn creates corrosion within internal brake components and decreases the boiling point of the brake fluid, resulting in reducing braking effectiveness and increasing stopping distances.
European law, known as 'Block Exemption', changed in 2003 to allow independent garages to carry out a Mercedes service without invalidating your Mercedes warranty. As we use only high-quality parts which are either original manufacturer parts or of 'Original Equipment' (OE) quality as standard, your service with Mercedes, BMW and Audi Independent means that your car has its warranty protected.
Your Mercedes Benz gearbox is a very sophisticated piece of engineering that requires regular oil changes. If the gearbox oil is dirty, it will damage other parts and affect performance. Your Mercedes Benz automatic gearbox oil and filter should be replaced every 40,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first.
Dirty oil can overheat the gearbox or cause the gearbox to burn out. This will lead to poor gear selection, loss of drive and transmission failure. During an automatic gearbox oil & filter replacement, we check the gearbox and look for any leaks. We drain the gearbox completely and replace the oil filter before filling it with high-quality gearbox oil that meets manufacturer standards.