Mercedes Benz Service Schedules

Mercedes Benz has recommended service intervals for every model year and all of these scheduled checks are inside your maintenance booklet. The luxury brand’s maintenance booklets comprise of detailed information regarding car parts that need maintenance throughout the course of your vehicle’s life and the scheduled checks that need to be followed.

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In an attempt to simplify the service schedules for your Mercedes, we have summarized the intervals applicable to vehicles for model years 2010 and newer. However, Mercedes Benz notes that schedules for certain maintenance items are subject to change and that consulting with a team of well-trained mechanics is a good idea to ensure that the right parts are serviced at the right interval based on the brands’ and the model’s specifications. It is also important to note that the summary below is a general summary and that further reading of your maintenance booklet would be beneficial.

All Models

  • All models (2010 and newer) must have their synthetic motor oil and filter replacement at 10,000 miles and repeated every 10,000 miles thereafter.
  • Cabin dust or combination filter replacement will be needed at 20,000 miles and repeated 20,000 miles thereafter.
  • Fluid levels must be corrected and checked once the vehicle hits 10,000 miles. This maintenance item must be repeated after every 10,000 miles. It should include coolant, power steering, brake, AdBlue (diesel models), and windshield washer fluids.
  • Multipoint inspection will need to be done at 10,000 miles and repeated every 10,000 miles after that.
  • Wiper blade sets need to be inspected at 10,000 miles and every 10,000 miles thereafter.

Specific AMG Models

It must be noted that the summary below is not applicable to G-Class models. For information on G-Class models’ service intervals, it is best to take a look at your maintenance booklet.

  • Real axle oil change needs to be done when the vehicle reaches 2,000 miles and repeated at 30,000 miles.
  • Engine filter replacement should be performed at 30,000 miles.
  • Transmission oil and filter replacement must be performed at 30,000 miles.
  • Vehicles under this classification will need a V12 AMG coolant service once they hit 30,000 miles.

Specific CLA & GLA AMG Models

  • Real axle oil change will have to be done once the vehicle reaches 10,000 miles and repeated when it reaches 30,000 miles.
  • Engine oil replacement must be performed at 10,000 mile and every 10,000 miles thereafter.
  • Transmission oil and filter replacement will be needed at 30,000 miles.

Mercedes Benz Electric Models

  • Combination filter replacement is needed at 20,000 miles. This maintenance item must be repeated 20,000 miles thereafter.
  • Brake fluid must be changed at 20,000 miles and repeated by the time the vehicle reaches 40,000 miles.
  • Fluid levels check and correction must be performed at 10,000 miles and every 10,000 miles thereafter.
  • Multipoint inspection at 10,000 miles and every 10,000 miles thereafter.
  • Wiper blade sets at 10,000 miles and every 10,000 miles thereafter.

We have also summarized the intervals below along with the maintenance items that need to be performed on specific intervals.

5,000-6,000 miles: Inspection & Tire Rotation Service

10,000 miles: Service A

20,000 miles: Service B

30,000 miles: Service A

40,000 miles Service B, etc.

Inspection & Tire Rotation Service

  • Check battery and electrolyte level
  • Examine the windshield washer system and the windshield wiper inserts
  • Check undercarriage, belts, and hoses
  • Take a look at all lights if they are working properly
  • Check brakes
  • Top off fluid levels
  • Rotate tires and have the tire pressure adjusted

Service A

The Interior

  • Have the warning and indicator lamps checked. Illumination and interior lighting must be checked as well.
  • Reset the maintenance service counter in the vehicle’s instrument cluster.
  • Check the windshield washer system, the wiper, and the headlamp cleaning system.

Wheels and Brakes

  • Check brake pads for thickness.
  • Take a look at the tires if they are still in good condition.
  • Correct tire inflation pressure if needed

Engine Compartment

  • Change engine oil and replace filter
  • The fluid level on the following items must be checked: engine cooling system, corrosion protection, battery, and antifreeze.
  • Check the battery
  • Take a look at the hinges on engine hood, safety catch, and catch
  • Check the windshield washer system.
  • Have the exhaust pipes, hangers, and mufflers checked for damage, deterioration, and cracks.

Service B

The Interior

  • Have the warning and indicator lamps checked. Illumination and interior lighting must be checked as well.
  • Reset the maintenance service counter in the vehicle’s instrument cluster.
  • Check the windshield washer system, the wiper, and the headlamp cleaning system.

Wheels and Brakes

  • Check brake pads for thickness.
  • Take a look at the tires if they are still in good condition.
  • Correct tire inflation pressure if needed

Engine Compartment

  • Change engine oil and replace filter
  • The fluid level on the following items must be checked: engine cooling system, corrosion protection, battery, and antifreeze.
  • Check the battery
  • Take a look at the hinges on engine hood, safety catch, and catch
  • Check the windshield washer system.
  • Have the exhaust pipes, hangers, and mufflers checked for damage, deterioration, and cracks.

The following will also need to be checked under Service B:

  • Check the vehicle for major components leakage
  • Brake fluid exchange
  • Take a look at fuel lines and connectors
  • Check the fuel tank vapor vent system
  • The parking brake must be examined
  • Check cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Take a look at thickness of front and rear brake discs
  • Heating and cooling systems check
  • Check for line routing, chafe marks, and damaged components.
  • Check the mechanical steering components and rubber boots.
  • Take a look at front axle ball joins and rubber boots.
  • Check power steering.
  • Check Active Body Control
  • Check poly V-belt condition

Service C

If your dashboard notifies you that it is time for Service C, you should take a look at your maintenance booklet. Below is a summary of Service C. Note that this is the same as Service A but it must be kept in mind that it will take longer than Service A.

The Interior

  • Have the warning and indicator lamps checked. Illumination and interior lighting must be checked as well.
  • Reset the maintenance service counter in the vehicle’s instrument cluster.
  • Check the windshield washer system, the wiper, and the headlamp cleaning system.

Wheels and Brakes

  • Check brake pads for thickness.
  • Take a look at the tires if they are still in good condition.
  • Correct tire inflation pressure if needed

Engine Compartment

  • Change engine oil and replace filter
  • The fluid level on the following items must be checked: engine cooling system, corrosion protection, battery, and antifreeze.
  • Check the battery
  • Take a look at the hinges on engine hood, safety catch, and catch
  • Check the windshield washer system.
  • Have the exhaust pipes, hangers, and mufflers checked for damage, deterioration, and cracks.