Maintenance schedules may vary for individual makes and models of Mercedes Benz vehicles. The complete schedule for each vehicle is included in the vehicle's maintenance manual.

Maintenance manuals for year models between 2000 to 2010 are available for downloaded from the the Mercedes Benz USA website at

10,000 Miles

In order to protect the warranty on new vehicles, Mercedes Benz USA requires scheduled maintenance to be performed at 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. Scheduled maintenance will include checking fluid levels, checking audible warning systems, checking the brake systems and tire pressure. Severe driving conditions may require checking additional items such as the spark plugs and interior air filters.

20,000 Miles

Scheduled maintenance at 20,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first, will typically include checking the oil and oil filter, checking all fluid levels, checking the poly-V-belt, checking the braking system to include the wear on the brake pads and proper functioning of the parking brake, checking the audible warning system, and visually inspecting numerous components for leaks or other wear. The dust filter and brake fluid will be replaced at this point.


In addition to required maintenance, most Mercedes Benz vehicles will benefit from regular preventative maintenance. The oil and oil filter should be changed at least every 3,000 miles. Vehicle owners should visually check the fluid levels of the battery, radiator, transmission, windshield cleaner and brake system every 5,000 miles. A visual inspection of the windshield wiper blades, head lights, tail lights, turn indicator lights, horn and tires every 5,000 miles will help to catch problems early before they can become serious.

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