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2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 3.0L 4MATIC 4dr CDI

2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
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4-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
19 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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July 13, 2014, 12:15 pm

Qing Z

Question: How long should it take to replace a bumper and a hood?

I got into an accident and the front of my car got destroyed. My mechanic gave me an estimate and it says that the hood replacement will take 4 hours and another 4 hours for "refinishing". The estimate also says that it will take 2 hours to replace the hood and 5 hours to "refinish" it. Is "refinishing" just painting and wax? Also, are these times normal? Am I being ripped off? I've changed the hood of a Honda before and it took 10 minutes. Do Mercedes-Benz take an extremely long time to repair?

July 13, 2014, 10:39 pm

Richard W
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They do when the car has been hit in the front. The labor time is not bad.

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