Originally Posted by lbrunning
just a fyi some shops charge a higher hourly rate if you bring your own parts.
You're probably right about that. I always provide oil for my personal vehicles (Mobil1). For instance, my Jeep dealer charges $9.00 for the change if I provide the parts - I think it's like $68.00 if he provides the parts. I watch Advance Auto ads and buy the oil & filter on specials - usally for around $40 for both.
Just depends on the dealer, and MB dealers may be less likely to offer deals! Worth a call first and ask what they charge if owner provides parts!