Recommended Mercedes Benz Maintenance Plan
As with any vehicle, maintenance is a very important part of keeping your Mercedes Benz happy and healthy. For many years Mercedes Benz has recommended only synthetic oil when performing an oil change. This combined with the fact that most Mercedes Benz engines require more than 7 quarts of oil makes the oil change a little spendy, but without fresh oil the engine will quickly wear and result in costly engine repairs. Based on our experiences with hundreds of Mercedes Benz in our Minnesota climate, we recommend the oil change interval to not exceed 5,000 miles. Our Minnesota weather has dramatic temperature changes throughout the year. This, combined with many opportunities to get stuck in stop-and-go traffic forces most vehicles in Minnesota to be serviced under the severe service recommendations.
The severe service recommendations are more stringent than the recommendations for vehicles driven in normal conditions. It may cost more to get an oil change every 5,000 miles than every 15,000, but it’s less expensive than having engine failure.
Mercedes Benz manufactures a full line of vehicles, including compact cars, full size cars, high performance sports cars, SUVs, trucks, and new for 2018 a pickup truck! This wide range of vehicles means a variety of different engine, transmission, and control systems. Because each model varies, there’s no one part or system that every Mercedes Benz vehicle will be prone to having issues with. For example, many GL450s need timing chains, but never a SAM module. Many CLK320s need SAM modules, but will never need the timing chain serviced. If you’re considering buying or already own a Mercedes Benz, give us a call. Based on your vehicle, we’ll let you know what you can expect throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.
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