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Mercedes-Benz Maintenance

The importance of your maintenance manual

It's extremely important for the long-term health of your Mercedes-Benz, and for the safety of you and your passengers, that you have your vehicle serviced according to its regular maintenance intervals. That's why you should keep your vehicle's maintenance manual readily at hand. It specifies which vehicle services your Mercedes-Benz technician will perform during each routine service visit.

We recommend you consult your authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer for information about your particular vehicle's scheduled service needs.

Required vehicle maintenance for model year 2009 or newer

As of model year 2009, Mercedes-Benz vehicles follow a maintenance schedule of 10,000-mile or 12-month intervals, whichever occurs first. Required maintenance is the routine service necessary to keep your vehicle in peak operating condition, and to help avoid damage to your vehicle. For all other model years, refer to your maintenance manual for specific maintenance schedule information.

When you take your Mercedes-Benz to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer for routine maintenance, our technicians use specialized tools, instruments, technical literature, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts, and unmatched technical training to service your vehicle. They follow your maintenance manual in detail to ensure that everything is checked on schedule.

Your Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Manual specifies exactly what services your Mercedes-Benz technician will perform at each routine service visit.

Recommended maintenance for model year 2009 and newer

In addition to regular required maintenance, recommended maintenance advice is a service meant to provide you with additional maintenance tips for your vehicle based on its specific needs or recommendations from your authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer.

Beyond any specific recommendations from a Mercedes-Benz technician, be sure to check the following items regularly, as well as prior to any long trip:

  • Engine oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Brake system fluid level (If brake fluid needs to be added, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer to determine the cause.)
  • Windshield washing system (Add washer fluid mixed with Mercedes-Benz windshield washer solvent/concentrate, test function, and check wiper blades.)
  • Tire pressure (Check at least every other week.)

If relevant to your vehicle's configuration, regular tire rotation should also be performed at each recommended interval, or at the first signs of irregular (uneven) tread wear. A tire inspection can help determine the need for tire rotation, something that can occur at least once between regular maintenance intervals. Consult your authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealership for specific recommendations.

The first rotation inspection occurring at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealership at any time up to 5,000 miles is provided at no charge.*

Required maintenance in severe operating conditions

The required maintenance intervals have been determined based on normal operating conditions. Any severe operating conditions may call for more frequent replacement of items such as interior filters, spark plugs, coolant, tires, etc. Checking these items regularly and bringing your vehicle in for service appointments earlier than required, if necessary, can help keep your Mercedes-Benz in peak condition.

Your maintenance manual specifies which services your Mercedes-Benz technician will perform at each routine service visit.

*In accordance with or as otherwise recommended by your tire manufacturer's instructions. Rotation applies only to vehicles without staggered-width tires. Vehicles with staggered-width tires require inspection instead of rotation. Tires should be rotated/inspected at least once between each service visit. See your Service Manager for details regarding your vehicle's tires.