Service Interval Notification

Bought a used 2001 E320 some months ago and just took it to Jiffy Lube for the first oil change. I asked them first if they could roll back the instrument panel service notification and they said no, it has to be done by
the dealer. We're talking about $400 for an oil change and fluids service at the dealer.
So I took it to a popular MBZ service shop and to my surprise and delight they knew how to re-set the service notification just by pressing buttons on the dashboard.
I bet most of you guys on this ng knew this already, but for the few (like me) who didn't, think twice about paying dealer rates for routine service.
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That procedure is explained in the owner's manual. The big white book. We have the same car and I just did the oil change too.
If you don't have the owner's manual, I'd suggest you buy one from MB.
You know... the $400 may seems like alot of money for oil change and some fluids... but it is actuall alot more than that. Like Service B, also includes changing air filter, cabin filters, check alot of components like a thorough inspection.
There are alot of things to check and change so sometime it is more convenient to let them do it once in a while... while you can take care of the more common Service A.
There is also brake fluid flush... coolant system flush at 30,000 miles...umm... charcoal cabin filter at 45,000 miles...and so on.
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