so van is booked in for 2nd year service on sat- still under 3 year warranty- headlight bulb goes off today- will they include that in fixed price service- or will they totally take the p*ss with the price of a bulb? should I just go and get one at halfords and hoy it in before the service.?
If they value you as a customer they will sort the bulbs out free of charge.
I've just ordered the cooler pump for my Merc and it seems the pulley belt is slack so its going to need to go to Phil at Dunston at some point if he has time. That and it needs new tires all-round. I'm just going to get some cheap ones for now umtil I take it to Germany in the summer.
I've joined the official Mercedes Benz AMG owners private lounge which is sad I know, but they have a forum and all kinds of events and such. Costs nowt...
In other motoring news, one of our company van's... 3rd time we have had to be flat bed trucked home in the last month or so (RAC). Diesel pissing out of the engine (injectors?) which made a belt slip off which meant we lost power steering and brakes basically. Pretty scary when you're in the fast lane... that and it keeps going into limp mode whenever we go over 70. This has been a problem on and off.
Time to replace it I think. Its a great van, a custom made 7 seater crew cab with a luton body. Its 10 years old now though and although its says over 115k on the clock, its probably closer to 200k.
The problem with vans is a lot of them enter the used market having been lease vehicles or van hire vehicles and as you don't need an MOT for the first 3 years, they get clocked before the first MOT is needed.
Whoever gets our 15 plate van when we have finished with it will be lucky as we bought it direct from the factory and the service book will be fully stamped with genuine mileage etc.