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

A 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driving on a highwayNew Mercedes-Benz drivers in San Antonio and Alamo Heights may wonder: What are the differences between Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B? When your new or pre-owned Mercedes-Benz notifies you via your driver information center that you’re due for one of these services, what does it mean? In this comprehensive guide, the service team from Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio provides all of the important details you should know.



Mercedes-Benz Service A Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service A* is carried out by certified technicians after one year or 10,000 miles, whichever milestone occurs first. The particular services carried out can vary between model years, but Service A encompasses the following tasks:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • Fluid level checks and corrections will be carried out in accordance with your particular model/model year’s factory-recommended service intervals.
  • Tire pressure check and correction
  • Inspection of brake system components
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • All required elements outlined for your specific model and model year on its corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA will be strictly adhered to.

Mercedes-Benz Service B Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service B* is carried out by certified technicians after 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever milestone occurs first. Services performed during your Service B visits near Cibolo include:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • Fluid level checks and corrections will be carried out in accordance with your particular model/model year’s factory-recommended service intervals.
  • Tire pressure check and correction
  • Inspection of brake system components
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake fluid exchange
  • All required elements outlined for your specific model and model year on its corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA will be strictly adhered to.

How Are Service A vs. Service B Intervals Different?

As we noted above, one of the most obvious differences between Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B is their timing; Service A is recommended after 1 year or 10,000 miles on Hollywood Park roads, while Service B is recommended after 2 years or 20,000 miles. Concerning the service tasks that will be carried out, Service A and Service B are overall quite similar, but the Service B interval tacks on a brake fluid replacement, as well as a cabin air filter replacement. It’s also helpful to note that some CLA and GLA AMG® models will also have an engine air filter replacement during their Service B visit.

Schedule Your Service A or Service B Visit With Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio!

Don’t waste time when your Mercedes-Benz vehicle alerts you that it’s time again for Mercedes-Benz Service A or Mercedes-Benz Service B. You can schedule your next appointment online with Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio, where our experienced technicians will carry out your service tasks in a timely manner. Have questions about Mercedes-Benz Service A costs^ or Mercedes-Benz Service B^ costs before scheduling? Contact us online or call us at (210) 920-3237 for a quote!

*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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