Mercedes-Benz Servicing Explained
When your vehicle comes into Mertec (Kent) Ltd we use the Manufacturers Service Schedule to determine whether your vehicle requires just a routine maintenance service, or whether there are recommended additional items due based on the age and mileage of your Mercedes Benz.
Routine maintenance services are classed as ‘A’ or ‘B’ services. The ‘A’ Service consists of a vehicle check over and engine oil and filter change. The ‘B’ Service is a more comprehensive service and includes additional service items including a dust/pollen filter* and remote key fob batteries.
Additional recommended items are dependent on the vehicle’s age and mileage when it is serviced. These items are needed in order to maintain the Mercedes-Benz service schedule and to ensure any warranties you have remain valid.
Service ASSYST Fixed Intervals, 2007 models onwards
Most models produced from 2007 have fixed service intervals. The services alternate between ‘A’ and ‘B’ every 15,500 miles or every year, whichever comes sooner. Like with the older models, the service indicator will appear on your display ahead of time.
Service ASSYST Plus, 2003 – 2007 models
Most models produced during this time were fitted with ASSYST Plus, a type of variable service schedule. The service indicator will show you whether you are due the smaller routine ‘A’ service or a more comprehensive service ranging from the letter ‘B’ to ‘H’.
Service ASSYST, 1997 – 2003 models
Cars produced between these years worked on a variable service schedule alternating between a smaller routine ‘A’ and larger routine ‘B’ Service. You should find the indicator appear on your display approximately 600 miles or one month prior to when the service is due. Services are normally due between 9,000 and 18,500 miles or between 12 to 24 months.
* item replaced subject to the model of Mercedes Benz.