Should I use a main dealer or specialist for a service?

My 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250 is due a service. As it is now nearly 10 years old, is it worthwhile servicing at the main dealer, or would a specialist be better? I will most likely plan to sell my car within a year, so would not servicing at the main dealer impact its value?
If the car has a 10-year dealer-stamped service history then it would be unwise to have it serviced outside of the dealer network prior to selling it.

A premium car with a comprehensive history will always be more desirable than one that's been serviced outside of the dealer network. And an enthusiast will be more than willing to pay the full asking price if you can prove the car has been maintained to Mercedes-Benz standards throughout its life.


Answered by Dan Powell on
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