What Are the Differences Between Mercedes-Benz Service A & B?

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If you’ve heard anything about the Mercedes-Benz service schedule, you’ve probably heard two important service intervals mentioned: Mercedes-Benz Service A* and Mercedes-Benz Service B*. You might have also received a notification via your driver information center that you’re in need of one of these services. What’s the difference between these two vital service intervals and what services are included? Learn more about Mercedes-Benz Service A and B below with the team from Mercedes-Benz of North Haven’s service center!

The Mercedes-Benz Service A Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service A is performed either at 10,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. Services performed can vary slightly depending on the model year of your vehicle, but the following service tasks are at the heart of Service A:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.
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The Mercedes-Benz Service B Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service B is performed every 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. At the time of your Service B appointment, the following service tasks are carried out:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake fluid exchange
  • Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Service A vs. Service B Intervals: What’s Different?

When you look closely at Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B, one of the main differences you’ll notice is the time intervals. As mentioned, Service A is suggested after 1 year or 10,000 miles, while Service B takes place after 2 years or 20,000 miles. With both Service A and B, the actual maintenance tasks that are performed are largely the same. Some exceptions remain for Service B, however, as your vehicle will also receive a brake fluid replacement and a cabin air filter replacement. There are also CLA and GLA AMG® models that will require an engine air filter replacement during Service B.

Schedule Your Next Mercedes-Benz Service Near Branford!

Do you have questions about Mercedes-Benz Service A costs^ or Mercedes-Benz Service B costs^? Is your vehicle due for Mercedes-Benz Service A or Service B? Reach out to Mercedes-Benz of North Haven! Our skilled technicians can answer your questions and take care of Mercedes-Benz service tasks expertly and efficiently. We also have a selection of service specials so you can enjoy reduced pricing for your Mercedes-Benz maintenance needs.

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*Services and pricing for Service A/Service B may vary due to your driving habits, mileage, and local environmental conditions. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for additional details and general guidelines for your vehicle’s year and model.
**Oil and filter change is the base advertised service component. Additional services as determined by your vehicle’s ASSYST Plus system, which calculates service needs based on your driving habits, time, mileage and environmental conditions, may increase service cost.
^2009 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles only. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory-required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.
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