What Is Mercedes-Benz Service A?

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Every Mercedes-Benz vehicle requires Mercedes-Benz Service A*, a standard vehicle health inspection that’s performed at 10,000 miles or after one year, whichever comes first. That means you don’t have to worry about keeping your car in perfect shape as you start logging miles in Urbandale and Ankeny. Exactly what is Mercedes-Benz Service A? You’ll receive the following services:


  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement**
  • Oil Filter Replacement**
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter


Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Schedule Service A?

Luckily, you won’t have to guess when your car is due for Service A, because your vehicle comes with a built-in alert that kicks in automatically after 10,000 miles or one year. Your vehicle’s center console will display a single wrench icon, indicating it’s time to schedule service with Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines. About a year later, you’ll see two wrenches when it’s time to schedule Service B* at 20,000 miles.


How Much Does Mercedes-Benz Service A Cost?

The Mercedes-Benz Service A cost*** varies depending on factors like driving habits and your specific model. If you need help sorting through the details, reach out to our service center near Waukee, where our team is happy to answer any maintenance-related questions. Feel free to stop by in person, or browse our service specials for great prices on a rotating selection Mercedes-Benz service and maintenance items.

Mercedes-Benz Service A Perks

At Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, you’ll get a specialized Mercedes-Benz maintenance checkup to keep your vehicle in top condition:

  • The team of expert technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines focus specifically on Mercedes-Benz systems, so they can fine-tune your vehicle down to the smallest part.
  • Our specialists only use genuine OEM parts and never aftermarket parts, so you know that any replacement part is exactly the same quality as the original.
  • While you’re in for Service A, Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines mechanics can check that your model is up-to-date with its Mercedes-Benz service schedule. It’s a good idea to read and familiarize yourself with your owner’s manual, where you can find your model’s full maintenance schedule.
  • Scheduling car maintenance can be a challenge. Our online scheduler makes it simple to plan service around everything else you’ve got going on!
  • If you’re short on time, Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines Express Service takes care of the essentials to get you back on the road in Waukee.

Learn More About Mercedes-Benz Service A at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines

When it’s time to schedule Mercedes-Benz Service A, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines or give our service center a call. Our team of expert mechanics are happy to answer questions about the differences between Service A vs Service B or Mercedes-Benz Service C, provide helpful service tips, and help you explore your maintenance options. Don’t forget to check out our service specials for great prices on routine maintenance!


*Services and pricing for Service A/Service B may vary due to your driving habits, mileage, and local environmental conditions. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for additional details and general guidelines for your vehicle’s year and model.


**Oil and filter change is the base advertised service component. Additional services as determined by your vehicle’s ASSYST Plus system, which calculates service needs based on your driving habits, time, mileage and environmental conditions, may increase service cost.


***2009 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles only. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory-required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.

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