The regular car (SUV thingy) comes up with a dashboard warning "check brake wear" which can be translated to "spend money". Normally I would use a franchised dealer however I figure I would look at an independant as there are a few well rated MB ones around me.
I got the MB dealer to give me a quote for front pads fitted. £420 with new MB OEM pads. Hourly rate was £130+VAT
The local MB Independant came in at £340 using MB pads or £20 less with Ferodo or Mintex which I rate as better pads. The MB pads were £240 of it? Hourly rate was £110+VAT
Given the weight and performance of the car I read up and found that the EBC Yellow Stuff came highly recommended. £178 inc VAT with replacement wear sensors. My local MOT/Garage fitted them for £60 in 40 minutes.
MB OEM pads - £240+V where they supply them. (£100 on eBay)Ferodo
£60 inc VAT (not knock offs from eBay.EBC Yellow Pads
£189inc VAT but these are a step up on the performance layer.
So I ended up buying the best pads and getting them fitted down in the town at our local place. So annoying how even the specialists are trying to take the piss these days.