MERCEDES SERVICE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK – S-CLASS MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES

S Class

Mercedes ownership comes with a strong sense of status and elegance, and driving a car as esteemed as a Mercedes Benz S-Class is not just luxurious, it’s powerful. Knowing that decades of engineering went into the development of these cars gives just a hint to how well made they are. German engineering is characterized by more complicated engine designs and high-performance equipment requiring a more regimented service schedule to maintain the car’s optimal performance. “Required Maintenance” is the routine service necessary to keep your vehicle in peak operating condition, and to help avoid damage to your vehicle. Mercedes owners know that the best way to ensure a long life for their S-Class is to find a Mercedes service provider in Tampa to keep their car in tip-top shape.

According to Mercedes-Benz USA, the recommended interval for Mercedes service in 2010 models and newer is 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. There are 2 alternating maintenance schedules to be followed and they alternate every interval cycle. The schedules are as follows:

Schedule A

  • Synthetic motor oil replacement
  • Oil filter replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter

Schedule B

  • Synthetic motor oil replacement
  • Oil filter replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
    • Cabin dust / Combination filter replacement
    • Brake Fluid Exchange

* Tire Rotation is also recommended every 5,000 miles and this allows for a comprehensive visual inspection, balancing to alleviate any undue stress on your steering system and even wear on your tires to extend their life.

Between the service visits, there are a few things you should be checking on a regular basis, and especially before any long trips:

  • Tire pressure (Check at least every other week.)
  • Engine oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Brake system fluid level (If brake fluid is low, see a MB-certified technician to determine the cause.)
  • Windshield washing fluid (Add washer fluid mixed with MB windshield washer solvent/concentrate, test function, and check wiper blades.)

Responsible vehicle ownership starts with keeping the recommended maintenance schedule, but it doesn’t end there. When you go in for your Mercedes service visit, your mechanic should run a complete diagnostic check on the vehicle to verify that all parts are still functioning as intended. If the findings show that something is beginning to fail or showing signs or excessive wear, usual or premature, they will let you know. Many times, car owners feel blindsided by unexpected repair recommendations and there is a stigma attached to the motivation for such recommendations. That is why it is so important to find a place you can truly trust to meet your Mercedes repair needs in Tampa.

Auto Works of Brandon is an ASE-certified shop with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and Mercedes-certified technicians available to meet your needs. When it comes to recommended scheduled maintenance, they follow the standards laid out by the manufacturer, but they are always prepared to troubleshoot if problems arise between maintenance visits. Their recommendations are always based on the best interest of the customer and their strong desire to earn their client’s trust. With a BBB A+ rating and 14 years in business without a customer complaint, they have the experience to service and maintain your Mercedes-Benz with excellence.

Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Drive
Brandon, FL 33511

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