San Diego Area Dealer Service A Pricing

VanDerBlasts

Active member
I've been gathering some pricing and info for local dealer service A on my 2020 sprinter V6 diesel. Posting for future reference. Please add your own SD county info if so inclined.

El Cajon Mercedes
Price
$1103
Availability - as early as next week
Whats performed - general inspection & fluid top off, fuel filter replacement and "fuel injection cleaning service", oil and oil filter change, "rear axle check" (service was vin verified)

San Diego Mercedes
Price
$925
Availability - booking end of August for service, their service technicians are currently on strike.
Whats performed - general inspection & fluid top off, fuel filter replacement, oil and oil filter change (service was vin verified)

Walters Mercedes of Riverside
Price
- $362
Availability - As early as next week
Whats performed - engine oil/filter replacement, reset service reminder, safety inspection and brake inspections, top off fluids (not vin verified, but supposedly for a v6 diesel sprinter)

Mercedes of Escondido
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Mercedes of Carlsbad
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Winterbagoal

2018 Winnebago Navion 24V on a 2017 Cab Chassis
My first A Service was what Walters says it includes, and about that price, converted to C$. Basically a visual once over and an oil/filter change. FWIW.
 

lindenengineering

Well-known member
Guys
Always take into account that various factors come into play here,
City taxes affect charge out rates, so does labor overheads, operating costs and profit margins determined by each dealership arriving at a charge out rates & service tariffs,

As for overcharging on such thing as filters .
Each dealership will have a charge out matrix and how the workshop is billed internally in cost center numbers . All these things are coming into play when you dare to compare.
Dennis
 

Winterbagoal

2018 Winnebago Navion 24V on a 2017 Cab Chassis
I was thinking more along the lines that a fuel filter replacement isn't usually a part of an average A Service, that I'm aware.
 

lindenengineering

Well-known member
This fuel filter business comes up often!!
Let's switch thoughts for just a moment.

You are driving your Sprinter for say 10,000 miles in VERY dusty conditions.
Do you not think that the air filter might get choked say 5000?
Do not assume that at something like @ 5000 it might be prudent to check it and replace if necessary?
I know that coming out of trucking business working in the ME, air filter are checked daily for dust /dirt contamination and the same is often done here in the US when trucks are working in quarries & construction sites etc.;

So with that observation in mind let's move to fuel.
If you do a lot of cross country driving, fuel quality can be in question, and in some cases it can be contaminated with H20 etc etc. .
In these cases contaminated fuel can cause huge FIE expensive problems, not to mention driveability issues.
So it now becomes a judgement call,
and it really falls upon the owner/ operator to determine when a filter needs changing out or above what the manufacturer is recommending,

Add to the fact that the Sprinter platforming DOES NOT have a pre-filter/sediment trap which just about every other NAS diesel powered brand has one,

Over the years I have lost count of the warranty rejections I have issued because of bad fuel and operator neglect .
In short its incumbent upon the O/O to determine filter change frequencies depending operating conditions.
Dennis
 

Winterbagoal

2018 Winnebago Navion 24V on a 2017 Cab Chassis
The OP specifically stated that the prices were quotes for his A Service in the San Diego area.
"I've been gathering some pricing and info for local dealer service A on my 2020 sprinter V6 diesel. "
While I have little doubt that your explanation/evaluation of the myriad of issues that can cause the average O/O to adjust their maintenance schedule for the many different engine and chassis components is valid, I took the position that this thread was about pricing for A Service at the various dealerships in the area near where he lives (San Diego, I presume). Nothing more or less, just an A Service, and in my brief exposure to the world of Sprinters and their regularly scheduled maintenance, a fuel filter replacement isn't included at a Mercedes-Benz dealership (or "qualified workshop" to quote the Operator's Manual) in the A Service. I'm sure if anyone asked for it, they'd do it.
 

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