Is Mercedes Service B Necessary? 

Is Mercedes Service B Necessary? 

We all know that servicing our vehicles is what keeps them running smoothly and makes them a joy to drive. But an oft-asked question regarding the luxury Mercedes marque is, “does my car really need a B service?” 

In short, the answer is a resounding yes! But why is this so? To fully answer the question we need to understand exactly what’s carried out during a B service and the pitfalls you might face if you fail to have it done. 

All About the Mercedes Benz Service B 

  • The difference between a service A and Mercedes Benz service B
  • Risks of not having a Mercedes Benz service B carried out 

The difference between a service A and Mercedes Benz service B 

Before we delve into the difference between the two services, it’s important that you understand one very vital point. The intervals between either an A service or B service, isn’t only dependent on mileage. It’s also influenced by your driving style, your location, the make, model, and age of the vehicle, as well as the length of time between each service.

This is why it’s vital to rely on your Merc’s computer system to track when you next need either an A or a B Mercedes service. 

Both carry out vital maintenance as listed below:

A Mercedes Benz Service B includes the following:

  • Replacing the oil and filter
  • Changing the combi or cabin dust filter
  • Changing brake fluids and a brake overhaul
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Checking all fluid levels and replacing/topping up as necessary
  • Resetting the onboard computer for the next service interval

A Mercedes A service includes the following:

  • Replacing the oil and filter
  • Checking all fluid levels and replacing/topping up as needed
  • Checking tire pressure and correcting if necessary
  • Brake inspection
  • Wiper blade change
  • Cabin dust/combi filter change
  • Resetting onboard computer for the next service interval

Both A and B services will be carried out according to the type and needs of your vehicle. This will be determined by the mechanic’s skill and the information provided by the onboard diagnostic computer. 

Risks of not having a Mercedes Benz service B carried out

As you can see, a Mercedes Benz service B varies from an A service but includes elements that regularly require attention. Failing to have a B service carried out when advised means you risk wear and tear that can intensify, causing an overall reduction in the running of the car. Over time, this can mean you’ll end up having to spend more money on repairs than if the correct maintenance schedule has been adhered to. 

There’s a reason that Mercedes has two different levels of service, and you should trust the experts as to which is advised. Yes, a B service is more expensive. However, it is more extensive.  

Let’s face it, if you’re prepared to spend your hard-earned cash on the pleasures of driving a luxury car, such as a Mercedes, then it makes sense to look after it correctly. Having the first B service carried out a year after the vehicle’s primary A service and then, most usually, every subsequent two years will ensure that your car always runs at its peak performance. 

Seeking an Affordable Mercedes Benz Service Center? You Need Autobahn of Boca 

Much as it might be considered a little rude to blow one’s own trumpet, at Autobahn we’re justifiably proud of being able to do so. The reason we’re Boca Raton’s garage and service provider of choice for thousands of discerning luxury car owners is because we really do offer a truly comparable service to that of a main dealer. Or, as our customers constantly tell us, better… 

This is because our marque-specific mechanics are all dealer trained but, as we’re not constrained to main dealer prices, we can pass these savings onto you. This, combined with our exemplary customer service, is the reason we have legions of loyal clients. 

Discover more at https://www.autobahnofboca.com/services/mercedes-services

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