What is An A Service or B Service?

 

When it comes to servicing your Mercedes-Benz, don’t let just any one take care of your baby. You want the certified service experts of Mercedes-Benz of Tampa perform the required scheduled maintenance on your new or certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz offers a Flexible Service System that features alternating service needs known as A Service and B Service. (Also known as Schedule A and Schedule B or Flex A and Flex B.)

A Service is recommended at 10,000 mile or one year, whichever comes first and every subsequent 20,000 mile interval. A Service is not as extensive as B Service. The A Service maintenance appointment will include the following:

 

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Check the warning and indicator lamps and horn for functionality
  • Check the windshield/headlamp wiper and washer systems for functionality and fluid levels
  • Ensure that seat belts are functioning correctly
  • Inspect tires and check tire pressure (including spare)
  • Inspect brake pad thickness and disc condition
  • Check and correct all fluid levels
  • Reset your vehicle's FSS counter
  • In all SLK, CLK, C-Class, and E-Class models, replacing the dust filter

 

B Service should be typically be performed at 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first and every 20,000 mile interval after that. B Service maintenance appointments include:

 

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Replace windshield wiper inserts
  • Inspect all tires for pressure for and wear (including spare)
  • Rotate tires
  • Lubricate and inspect throttle linkage
  • Check parking brake for functionality and inspect brake pad thickness and disc conditions
  • Check steering play for proper functionality
  • Examine headlamps and exterior lamps, warning and indicator lamps, and horn for proper functionality
  • Check windshield/headlamp wiper and washer systems for functionality and fluid levels
  • Check seat belts and backrest lock (S-Class only) for proper functionality
  • Inspect front axle ball joints, rubber boots, and Poly-V-belt
  • Check major components for leakage
  • Check for chafe marks, line routing, components
  • Check and correct all fluid levels, and
  • Reset your vehicle's FSS counter
  • In all SLK, CLK, C-Class, and E-Class models, as well as in S-Class and SL-Class models without the active charcoal filter, you'll also need to replace the dust filter.

For a detailed maintenance schedule for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle and more maintenance service descriptions, please consult your Maintenance Manual.

Schedule your appointment for A Service or B Service today at Mercedes-Benz of Tampa. See what makes us the Best of the Best. 

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