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What is Preformed During Benz Service

A well maintained Mercedes can run up to a million miles, so as a Mercedes owner, the most important thing you can do for your car is to stay on top of your Benz service schedules. If you want to avoid costly dealership rates, you have the option of finding a Benz service center in Houston  that is independently owned and operated. Mercedes Repair Shop In Houston TXLocal Mercedes-Benz repair shops can be of huge benefit to you by saving you money on costly repairs and maintenance. Independent European repair shops are in competition with one another to earn your respect and your business. This affords competitive pricing that is passed on to the customer to enjoy.

Benz service is not cheap if you choose to use the dealership. Mercedes’ standard A service for example costs around $275.00. You will not lose your warranty if you go elsewhere as long as you keep a log with times and dates and amount of oil you use. Benz service schedules are basically an oil change and topping off fluids with a long list of inspections that, if you like to work on cars, you can even do yourself. But if you have the time to wait and want that free car wash and a chance to talk to the hot chic in the service lounge, by all means use your Mercedes dealership. If they find anything wrong during inspection, expect to pay top dollar for dealership parts and hourly technician rates.

The following is a list of what is included in your Benz A service (the first 10,000 miles or 1 year whichever comes first and determined by Flexible Service System, and every 20,000 miles or two years after that)
Interior
• Function check
• Check warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
• Check windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
• Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster

Wheels, brakes
• Check lining thickness of front brake pads
• Check the condition of the tires and check for damage
• Correct tire inflation pressure

Engine compartment
• Change engine oil and filter
• Fluid level checks of the following:
• Engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection
• Windshield washer system
• Brake system
• Check and correct battery fluid level
• Check battery condition
• Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
Trunk
• Correct tire inflation pressure in spare tire
• Check battery condition

The following is a list of what is included in the Mercedes B Service (First service at 20,000 miles or 1 year after previous service and determined by Flexible Service System, and every 20,000 miles or 2 years)

Interior
• Function check
• Check warning and indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting
• Check windshield wiper, windshield washer system, headlamp cleaning system
• Reset maintenance service counter in instrument cluster
• Replace dust filter (not applicable to SL-Class)
• Replace combination filter (SL-Class)
• Check parking brake (function test only)

Wheels, brakes
• Check condition/thickness of front and rear brake discs
• Check front and rear brake pads for lining thickness
• Check tires for damage and condition
• Measure tread depth, record in mm
• Correct tire inflation pressure

Underside of Vehicle
• Check for major components leakage
• Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
• Check condition of front axle ball joints and rubber boots
• Check condition of mechanical steering components and rubber boots

Engine Compartment
• Check for major components leakage
• Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components
• Check and replenish all fluid levels
• Change engine oil and filter
• Check engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection
• Check brake system
• Check power steering
• Check Active Body Control
• Check windshield washer system
• Check and correct battery fluid level
• Check battery condition
• Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation
• Check condition of poly V-belt

Trunk
• Check battery condition
• Correct tire inflation pressure in spare tire

Local repair and service centers that specialize in Benz service and repair will have qualified technicians trained and licensed specifically for Mercedes. They should also carry OEM parts which are the original parts designed from the manufacturer of your vehicle so the dealerships are not your only option.

We are conveniently located in Houston TX just west of the Galleria, and service mainly the Memorial, West University, Mid Town, Heights, Downtown, River Oaks, Sugarland and Bellaire areas.