Recommended Maintenance Gasoline Engines

At Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs we want your ownership experience to be the best experience possible! That’s why we have created this reference guide to help simplify what maintenance your vehicle will need and when.

Your vehicle’s instrument cluster will display a letter and message such as “Service A Due in 300 miles”. Depending on the model you have you will see messages from Service A all the way up to Service H. For example the 2009 E 350 Operator’s manual states: “Service types A through H are classified based on estimated time needed to perform the maintenance service, ranging from:

“Service A (approximately 1 hour) to Service H (approximately 8 hours).”
– The instrument cluster states an estimated time, It does not specifically tell us what is needed

For simplicity we have set up this guide in three sections. The first is the 10K, yearly interval. Second is the 20K, every other year interval. The third is additional services needed based on time and/or mileage. Due to the many different driving habits, conditions and maintenance preferences, you may need to perform certain servicing sooner or later. As always, please refer to your vehicle’s maintenance booklet or speak with your service advisor if you have any questions.

Schedule Service

10K, 30K, 50K, 70K, 90K Miles or Yearly Service (Service A for 2009 or newer)*

  • Climate control system: Clean water drain reed valve and air intake ductwork.
  • Tires: Measure tread depth and inspect for damage.
  • Tire pressures: Correct and reset TPC.
  • Spare tire: Correct pressure (if applicable).
  • Wiper blades: Check condition.
  • Engine drive belt(s): Check condition.
  • Windshield washer system: Test and correct antifreeze cleaning fluid.
  • Coolant system: Check for leaks, test mixture and correct level.
  • Braking hydraulic system: Inspect and correct fluid level.
  • Power steering hydraulic system: Inspect for leaks and correct fluid level.
  • Front brake pads: Measure thickness and record.
  • Rear brake pads: Measure thickness and record.
  • Engine oil: Replace with Mobil 1 Synthetic engine oil.
  • Engine oil filter: Replace genuine Mercedes-Benz fleece oil filter.
  • Maintenance service indicator: Reset the instrument cluster service indicator.
  • Engine hood safety catch and hinges: Inspect for proper operation.
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.

20K, 40K, 60K, 80K, 100K Miles or Every Other Year Service (Service B for 2009 or newer)*

  • Parking brake system: Function test for correct operation.
  • Vehicle under-carriage: Inspect for damage, leaks, line routing and chafe marks.
  • Front axle: Inspect shafts, ball joints and components for damage and/or leaks.
  • Rear axle: Inspect shafts, ball joints and components for damage and/or leaks.
  • Climate control system: Clean water drain reed valve and air intake ductwork.
  • Tires: Measure the tread depth and inspect for damage.
  • Tire pressures: Correct and reset TPC.
  • Spare tire: Correct pressure (if applicable).
  • Wiper blades: Check condition.
  • Engine drive belt(s): Check condition.
  • Windshield washer system: Test and correct antifreeze cleaning fluid.
  • Coolant system: Check for leaks, test mixture and correct level.
  • Braking hydraulic system: Inspect and correct fluid level.
  • Power steering hydraulic system: Inspect for leaks and correct fluid level.
  • Front brake pads: Measure thickness and record.
  • Rear brake pads: Measure thickness and record.
  • Engine oil: Replace with Mobil 1 Synthetic engine oil.
  • Engine oil filter: Replace genuine Mercedes-Benz fleece oil filter.
  • Maintenance service indicator: Reset the instrument cluster service indicator.
  • Engine hood safety catch and hinges: Inspect for proper operation.
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.

Additional Recommended Maintenance

Not all conditions are the same! Individual driving habits can be very different, from hard stop and go traffic to easy highway driving. One thing that stays fairly consistent is our “severe operating conditions”. Here in Colorado we have extreme temperature variations, high altitudes, hot, cold, dry and dusty conditions that may require more frequent maintenance. Below are recommendations that will help you get the most from your Mercedes-Benz.

  • Tire Balance and Rotation Every 5,000 miles: Staggered wheels cannot be rotated. Regular inspections, pressure checks and balancing will help maximize the life of your tires*.
  • Brake Fluid Replacement Every 2 years or 20,000 miles: Brake fluid constantly absorbs moisture from the air; this lowers the boiling point that would impair braking efficiency if not replaced regularly*.
  • Climate Control Dust Filter Every 1 to 2 years or 10,000 to 20,000 miles: The integrated filter can filter out most particles of dust and pollen. A clogged filter reduces the amount of air to the interior of the vehicle*.
  • Engine Air Filter Every 2 to 4 years or 20,000 to 40,000 miles: A clogged engine air filter can rob your engine of power, reduce fuel mileage and cause damage to certain engine components*.
  • Transmission Service Every 3 to 4 Years or 30,000 to 40,000 miles: Every time your transmission shifts it causes heat and friction that breaks down the fluid causing it to lose its lubricating qualities. This can cause premature wear and internal damage*.
  • Engine Coolant Replacement Every 3 to 5 Years or 30,000 to 50,000 miles: Over time corrosion and mineral deposits can build up in your engine’s cooling system reducing its ability to keep your engine cool. Once deposits build up it can be very costly to repair*.
  • Spark Plugs Every 6 years or 60,000 miles: Worn spark plugs can rob your engine of power, reduce fuel mileage and cause damage to certain engine components*.

* This page contains dealership recommended maintenance for model years 2009 and newer and is intended only as a reference guide. Always refer to your vehicle’s maintenance booklet, owner’s manual, warranty booklet, tire pamphlet and/or any other documents supplied with your vehicle, for additional information. These recommendations are based on severe operating conditions. Your operating conditions may vary. Any maintenance work not performed or not performed at the specified interval which results in the failure of the warranted component(s) or system(s) in question may not be covered by the Mercedes-Benz New Vehicle Limited Warranty, Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty or Extended Limited Warranty. Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs reserves the right to make changes at anytime without notice. This information does not apply to SLR models or vehicles with diesel engines. Other services or repairs may be required or recommended.