Benefits of Membership

Interested in joining the Mercedes-Benz Club of South Africa?

We’d love to see you become part of the club and you don’t even have to own a Mercedes-Benz to join. All you need is enthusiasm for the three pointed star and a willingness to make new friends and have some fun.

While many clubs are experiencing a steady decline in membership and struggling to stay relevant in this modern era, MBCSA continues to expand, with greater participation, bigger events and new members joining in droves. There really is something for everyone in this club, and the details on this page aim to highlight what’s keeping us strong.

ClubCard

As an officially endorsed Mercedes-Benz Club, MBCSA issues all members with a ClubCard, produced by Mercedes-Benz in Germany. 
This card entitles you to a range of benefits across the globe, and we are working to negotiate some great discounts.

ClubLounge

All ClubCard holders are given access to the ClubLounge website which offers a range of interesting and useful Mercedes-Benz content. The ClubLounge provides a gateway to the Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC), Classic Parts Centre and the new InspireMe forum, plus a free digital subscription and access to back-issues of Mercedes-Benz Classic magazine.

Please click here to access the ClubLounge

Technical Assistance

While we all admire the engineering which goes into every Mercedes-Benz vehicle, we accept that maintenance and the odd repairs are inevitable. Club members have access to a wealth of technical information and knowledge, including access to the club forum and restricted online Mercedes-Benz resources. Need help? As a MBCSA member, you’re never on your own.

Events

While MBCSA is first and foremost a car club, intrinsically focussed on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the club offers great benefits reaching far beyond the car parked in your garage.
The level of friendship, co-operation, enjoyment and goodwill which exists in our club is particularly evident at club events.

Have you seen our events calendar lately? We aim to provide something for everyone, and our schedule is chock-full of great events, including club runs, display days and social functions. 

Formal functions, such as the Annual National Gathering and AGM and National Concours are held throughout the year.

Monthly meetings

Generally held in the regions on a monthly basis, our monthly meetings are continuing to grow in size and popularity. They’re a great way to meet other members and learn of upcoming events, in a safe and welcoming environment.

After each meeting, members are often observed sharing some advice or a joke over a cup of coffee. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, it’d be great to see you at one soon!

 For more information on how to access and use EPC, click here

 BENZ LENS

Many members have greatly anticipate receiving our quarterly BENZ LENS publication by post, but since the beginning of 2017 it is available only in digital format with the advantage of a bigger publication with more content.

Social Media forums

                    

Social networking is continuing to prove its worth, with the club now operating two Facebook pages. While one page is freely accessible and used to publicly promote the club, our secure “member only” page is a great way of staying in touch with fellow members, learning of club news and sharing the odd link or photo. It’s also a great source of technical advice, with several of our technically-inclined members on board and available to respond.

Click here for the public Facebook page…

Click here for the closed Facebook group…

…And here for the restricted member’s forum…

Car Valuations

Nominated members are appointed to do valuations for members requiring a valuation certificate for insurance purposes, free of charge. Non-members: A charge of R 500.00 payable
Please contact your regional chairman for your nearest contact.

 Insurance

Club appoved Insurance Brokers:

Smythe Insurance Brokers
Pat Smythe
Tel: 031 701 0226
Cell: 082 781 4410
e-mail: Pat@smythebros.com

Special vehicle licensing

If you own an older model which isn’t used every day, perhaps you’d be interested in the concessional S licensing? Restricted to car club members, concessional vehicle S licensing can drastically reduce your annual registration costs, so long as you comply with the rules on limited use.

Please click here for more information.