Mercedes-Benz Service A* and Mercedes-Benz Service B* are two of the most important items in your Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule. In general, you’ll schedule one or the other every 10,000 miles, or roughly once per year, alternating between the two**. Of course, any driver who comes this far is bound to wonder about the differences between Service A and Service B. We’ve covered everything you need to know below.
Mercedes-Benz Service A is first performed after one year or roughly 10,000 miles spent on the roads near Beachwood and Mayfield. After the first visit, you’ll generally be due for Service A every other year (at 30,000 miles, 50,000 miles, and so on). Here’s what’s on the Mercedes-Benz Service A checklist:
What does Mercedes-Benz Service A cost? Prices will vary depending on a range of factors, but you can always contact us ahead of time to find out what to expect**.
After 20,000 miles or roughly two years on the road, it’s time to schedule Mercedes-Benz Service B. Subsequent Service B visits will occur at 40,000 miles or four years, 60,000 miles or six years, and so on. Simply put, Service B is slightly more comprehensive than Service A. Here’s what the Mercedes-Benz Service B checklist includes:
So, here’s the difference: Service B includes brake fluid replacement and cabin air filter replacement, in addition to all the tasks covered under Service A. However, you should always check your owner’s manual to be certain. Certain models, like the CLA and the GLA AMG®, also receive an engine air filter replacement with Service B. For all these reasons, Mercedes-Benz Service B costs are likely to be higher than those associated with Service A**.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are built with a smart service tracker that can help to ensure that all parts and fluids are checked and replaced at optimal times. This ASSYST Plus system determines what’s needed, and in some cases, you may need to take care of additional services when you schedule Service A or Service B^. There’s nothing to worry about, since we’ll know exactly how to read your tracker and take care of everything when you schedule service. If you’d like to learn more about caring for your Mercedes-Benz, take a moment to browse our service tips and DIY car care advice from the comfort of your home.
Before you schedule service and drive in from Cleveland or Lakewood, make sure to take a look at our Mercedes-Benz service specials. We believe that you should never have to compromise on quality, and that’s why we always go the extra mile.
*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.
**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.
***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.