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

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When it comes to Mercedes-Benz service, owners often hear mentions of these two intervals: Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B. You may have recently received a notification via your driver information center that you’re due for one of these services. What separates one from the other and what services do they cover? Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia can answer your questions about these two crucial intervals. Learn more about the differences between Mercedes-Benz Service A and B below!

What’s the 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, Service A includes the following services:

  • 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
  • Adhere to 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.

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What’s the Mercedes-Benz Service B Checklist?

Mercedes-Benz Service B* is performed at 20,000 miles or 2 years, whichever comes first. During Service B, the following services are carried out:

  • 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
  • Adhere to 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 is time intervals. Again, 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. When it comes to the actual services performed, Service A and B tasks are largely the same. However, during Service B, your vehicle will receive a brake fluid replacement and a cabin air filter replacement. Certain CLA and GLA AMG® models also receive an engine air filter replacement during Service B.

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 Pasadena and La Cañada areas. 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.

Disclaimers: 

*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.