Mercedes-Benz Preventative Maintenance

Mercedes-benz has always stood as the standard of automotive luxury and engineering with every subsequent model that they produce. However, with all of that innovation comes complexity that most automotive technicians aren’t equipped to repair or service. In here we will outline your Mercedes’s service schedule, the most common issues, and how to make sure your Mercedes continues to be your most dependable vehicle with the services provided by Eurofed automotive.

How often should I have my Mercedes serviced?

At Eurofed automotive we recommend having an oil service with a courtesy inspection performed every 5,000 miles by a trained mechanic. On top of that, Mercedes has an additional service schedule that is broken up in to “Service A” and “Service B”.

What is an A Service?

At approximately 10,000 miles or 1 year, whichever comes first, your Mercedes is due for  Service A which includes:

  • Mercedes-Benz motor oil service
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Fluid level checks
  • Tire air pressure check
  • Brake pad & rotor inspection
  • Service light reset

What is a B Service?

At approximately 20,000 miles or 1 year after the previous service A, Mercedes-benz recommends performing Service B on your vehicle which includes:

  • Mercedes-Benz motor oil replacement
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Fluid level top off
  • Tire air check and correction
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake pad & rotor inspection
  • Brake fluid service
  • Reset maintenance counter

What are the most common issues you’d find in a Mercedes?

ABC (active body control) Hydraulic suspension leak

There are a number of Mercedes models that were equipped with hydraulic suspension known as ABC suspension, Active Body Control. While it does provide ample amount of ride comfort they were known to develop leaks throughout the system over time. Key areas of leaks are on the struts, shocks, and control block.

Air suspension leaks

Mercedes later phased out the ABC suspension in favor of a more simple air suspension system to provide the same superior ride comfort. However the rubber utilized in the system dries with age and develops air leaks. If the air pressure in the system is too low your Mercedes provide a warning light stating there is an issue. At that point it is recommended to have your vehicle inspected by one of our trained Mercedes-Benz technicians.

Valve Cover Gasket leak

Over time the gaskets that seals the valve cover to the engine’s cylinder head will dry up and degrade. The valve cover gasket will degrade up to a point that an oil leak will develop. This is an issue that can be quickly diagnosed during any courtesy inspection performed at a Eurofed auto repair facility.

Intermediate shaft failure 

This is an issue that mainly applies to the mass-produced V6 powered models (C350/E350/GLK350 etc) with higher mileage 100,000 miles and up. The intermediate shaft and bearing degrade with age and compromise the timing of your engine. If the wear is too far gone it could cause the engine to fail.

One sign that your Mercedes will give you before its too late is that it will throw a CEL, Check engine light, for a timing fault. At that point an intermediate shaft service must be performed on your Mercedes by a certified Mercedes-Benz technician.

Where can I find a shop to perform a Mercedes service near me?

You can have your Mercedes’ service performed by a Mercedes dealer-certified technician at any of our 13 Eurofed locations. And all service work is covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty.

The cost-effective preventative maintenance services provided by Eurofed Automotive make sure you can enjoy your Mercedes-Benz for as many miles as possible.

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.

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