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Old 08-21-2013, 02:10 PM   #15
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Jeff,
I should add that you'll have to find a Mercedes or Freightliner dealer to perform maintenance on the 'Sprinter' part of your Interstate. Not all Mercedes dealers are authorized to work on Sprinters. I was lucky enough to have a Freightliner shop within 5 miles of my home, so I have all the oil changes & scheduled 10k maintenance done there.
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If you buy new, you might not even have the option of Freightliner dealers until the warranty expires. Some states have laws that forbid cross-brand warranty work. For example, in Louisiana I can only get warranty work on my Sprinter done at an authorized Mercedes Benz Sprinter dealer (Baton Rouge) even though there's a Freightliner dealer closer (Slidell). But once the warranty expires, my options open up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #16
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Last I heard (from a Freightliner dealer): “There are 12 states where MB Dealers and FTL Dealers cannot cross service brands for warranty work. Those states are: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Vermont. This is due to state restrictions/state laws."

Silly laws, IMHO.
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