Mercedes Servicing Specialists
Car-nect is a family business established in 1994, and recently became part of the Bosch Service Network. Bosch supply most of the parts used in Mercedes cars, so you can be assured that replacement parts we fit are of the highest quality.
Find out about our fixed price Bosch servicing packages or contact us to arrange your car service now.
A Service: 10,000 miles or 1 year and subsequently every 20,000 miles or 2 years (whichever comes soonest). This is an interim service.
B Service: 20,000 miles or 1 year after previous service (whichever comes soonest) and subsequently every 20,000 miles or 2 years. This is an intermediate service.
Flexible Service System (FSS): based on driving conditions and service indicator will illuminate when due. This system is used on current models and is a cost saving feature. It uses long life engine oil.
We have Mercedes diagnostic equipment plus Autologic and Bosch to allow us full coverage and to provide cost effective, accurate fault diagnosis.
Brake fluid should be renewed every two years.
Air conditioning should be serviced every two years as odours can build up in the system and it also needs cleansing and checking that it is working effectively. Also, the gas dissipates over time and requires topping up
"My cars have been serviced and looked after by Car-Nect for nearly twenty years. The longevity of this association speaks of a well run business that is trustworthy, will give honest advice, exemplary workmanship in a very friendly atmosphere. Well done Chris, Clare and the team."
Joye Sessions, Canvey Island, Essex
"We have been using Carnect for over 16 years and would not take our cars anywhere else. You will always receive an honest, professional and friendly service, together with excellent quality and value for money."
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Please refer to your Service Record book to check the relevant service intervals recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer or alternatively give us a call if you would like some friendly assistance.
Common Faults with Mercedes Cars
3.0 cdi (diesel) engine found across the model range: diagnostic test shows swirl flap control faults. Remedy: swirl flap unit requires replacement as it may have become blocked with carbon deposits which stops it moving freely and damages the motor control unit.
A Class rough running and poor idle, holding back and poor fuel consumption: may show an air flow meter fault on the diagnostic test. Remedy: renew the air flow meter along with the engine control unit (ECU) as they are in one housing. Part is readily available re-manufactured.
Sprinter ABS fault. Diagnostic test will show it as a return pump fault (C1401). Remedy: replacement of ABS unit/pump.
E Class & S Class: both models suffer with dash cluster illumination faults: the dash back lighting ceases to illuminate and often the dash/instrument cluster requires replacement.
A Class automatic gearbox fault: the “F” warning light appears on the dashboard and the gear changes feel as if they are banging into gear and are not smooth. Remedy: the automatic gearbox control unit may be faulty.
E220, E270 & E320 models: intermittent loss of power and if you turn the vehicle off and on again the fault disappears. However, it will develop into a permanent fault in time. Remedy: they are prone to turbo actuator faults. A diagnostic test should recognize this fault.
Sprinter Cdi 2007 onwards: prone to turbo actuator faults.
Convertible Roof Faults : Usually easily rectified.
We have extensive knowledge of servicing & fault diagnosis of all mercedes cars.
Call Carnect on: 01268 777778
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm, (Late night opening Thursday until 8pm) Saturday & Sunday Closed.
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Car-Nect is a Bosch Network Car Service garage located in Rayleigh, Essex between Basildon and Southend on Sea.