Why pay for this when there are many free chat boards that provide advice? Chat boards do not give you the level of detail or exhaustive illustrated content available only on this board. These boards, in the author's opinion, also have high noise-to-signal ratios, with lots of wrong advice and irrelevant comments passing for humor, none of which helps when you need to fix your car.
Why not just use the factory manuals? The printed manuals are out of print - used sets run over $300. The factory now issues these on CD with some of the worst illustrations imaginable. Contents of both assume a lot of knowledge on the user's part. That is not the case with this site.
These are tough economic times. The simple question is whether your time is worth more than the $75-$100/hour that a mechanic will charge you for labor to repair your vehicle - and that's before the 100% mark-up on parts - something you can do better for less yourself?
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So, whether it's a simple oil change or complex tasks like cam chain replacement, evaporator installation or suspension rebuilding, this site is for you.
The author is a graduate mechanical engineer and has been working on Mercedes cars for over 20 years. The author's lifetime mileage in Mercedes cars exceeds 300,000 miles. More about the author.