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Roadside Service and $75

So, my battery is dead.
It died Sunday and I charged it back to life.
It was fine for 2 days and this morning was dead again.
I don't really know how old it is as I just got the car a year ago.
So thinking I would replace it, I called the Roadside Service dudes.
$75 and they will come to where my car is...
not fix it... not replace the battery... just show up.
Then they will do whatever it is they choose to do...
This is not a promising start.
Can I buy a battery from the dealer directly.
No, I don't want him to install it as my car is in my garage and he is 40 miles away.
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if you have service at a mb dealer the previous 18 months and have spent at least $100 then the labor is free. yes that charge is correct. yes you can buy from mb or check walmart or advance auto, pep boys, etc

That battery is probably your original one and has bad cells

also search 'battery' and get finds like this:

https://www.slkworld.com/off-topic/11...perienced.html


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Sorry to hear about your trouble, but these cars eat batteries every 5 years or so and do not do well on weak ones. Here's a thread for you.

https://www.slkworld.com/amgs/42057-r...t-battery.html

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New Battery

I am calmer now.
Went in to the dealer. Bought a battery.
Put it in myself.
everything is working well.
$162 plus tax
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great! that is the normal price. remember to reset clock and synch your windows

http://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalA...0_slk55amg.pdf

page 251 synch windows


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