What’s the Difference Between Mercedes-Benz Service A & B?

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Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B are the names for the most common services that Alhambra-area Mercedes-Benz owners need to complete. You may have recently received a notification via your driver information center that you’re due for one of these services—but what exactly is the difference between Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B? 

Let’s get the basics out of the way: Mercedes-Benz Service B costs more than Mercedes-Benz Service A in most cases^, but Service B also includes additional checks and services that A Service does not cover. Explore the comprehensive Mercedes-Benz Service A and Service B checklists laid out below, and just let us know if you have any questions—or visit our service center right here in Arcadia!

Mercedes-Benz Service A Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service A* is performed after one year or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. Although the services performed can vary depending on the model year, your Mercedes-Benz Service A checklist should almost always include:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • All required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Mercedes-Benz Service A costs^ can vary depending on several factors, including the kind of model you drive and the results of your vehicle’s automatic diagnostic tests. If you’d like more specific information for your model and model year, feel free to give us a call at .

Mercedes-Benz Service B Checklist

Mercedes-Benz Service B* is performed at 20,000 miles or 2 years, whichever comes first. As you’ll see below, the Mercedes-Benz Service B checklist is longer than that associated with Service A:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake fluid exchange
  • All required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Service A vs. Service B Intervals: How Do They Differ?

One of the main differences between Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B has to do with the intervals at which these services occur:

  • Service is suggested after 1 year or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
  • Service B is recommended after 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
  • You’ll schedule Service A at the end of years one, three, five, and so on. Service B is scheduled on the even-numbered years: two, four, six, etc. 

Beyond the differences that have to do with timing, there are important differences between the services that are actually performed at each interval:

  • The items on the Service A checklist need to be performed every year—that’s why there’s so much overlap between the former and the Service B checklist.
  • Unlike Mercedes-Benz Service A, Mercedes-Benz Service B includes brake fluid replacement and cabin air filter replacement. 
  • For certain models, engine air filter replacement is also included as part of Service B.

If you have questions about Mercedes-Benz Service A costs^ or Mercedes-Benz Service B costs^, don’t hesitate to contact our service center for a quote.

Are There Other Mercedes-Benz Service Checklists?

Although most of your visits to our service center will be for Service A or Service B, your vehicle may also indicate that you require Mercedes-Benz Service C, D, E, and so on. There’s nothing to be concerned about—your Mercedes-Benz ASSYST Plus service tracker determines when other fluids or components need to be replaced. The other letters that may appear simply tell our service experts that your vehicle needs a little extra attention!

Schedule Routine Service at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia Today!

Is your new or CPO Mercedes-Benz due for its Service A or Service B interval? If so, schedule a service appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia! We’re a trusted source for authorized service in the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas.

^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.
*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.
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