Mercedes Maintenance

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A - Service Schedule (minor)

  • Vehicle Passenger Compartment
    • Reset Flexible Service System (FSS) counter in instrument cluster.
    • Replace dust filter.
    • Horn, headlamp flasher, hazard flasher, turn signals.
    • Warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting.
    • Exterior lighting incl. headlamps.
    • Windshield wipers, windshield washer system.
    • Headlamp cleaning system.
    • Check seat belts for damage and proper function.
    • If so equipped: Battery, wet cell; Check acid level, replenish.
    • Check battery condition using "Midtronics MCR 717" Tester.
  • Engine Compartment
    • Change engine oil and renew filter element.
    • Fully synthetic engine oil
    • Check and correct fluid level:
    • - Engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection.
    • - Brake system.
    • - Windshield washer.
    • Lubricate catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood.
  • Brakes
    • Brake Discs / Pads: Check overall thickness condition & surfaces with a measuring gauge *
    • Parking Brake: Check lever travel, adjust according to directive if necessary *
    • Alloy wheels: Grease centre hub *
  • Tires
    • Check tires and wheels: external condition on both sides, depth of thread condition, tire pressures (including spare wheel), correct sizes.
  • Steering
    • Check steering: steering box, steering linkage, joint disc, threaded connections, freedom from leaks, tension of power steering V-belt.
  • Seat belt
    • Check seat belts: condition & correct operation.

B - Service Schedule (major)

  • Vehicle Passenger Compartment
    • Read & Print All Diagnostic Codes (Engine and Transmission).
    • Reset Flexible Service System (FSS) counter in instrument cluster.
    • Replace dust filter.
    • Horn, headlamp flasher, hazard flasher, turn signals.
    • Warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting.
    • Exterior lighting incl. headlamps.
    • Windshield wipers, windshield washer system.
    • Headlamp cleaning system.
    • Check seat belts for damage and proper function.
    • If so equipped: Battery, wet cell; Check acid level, replenish.
    • Check battery condition using "Midtronics MCR 717" Tester.
  • Brake Test
    • Brake test on dynamometer or test drive. Check parking brake and run in according to specifications (on vehicles with 4MATIC, ASR, ETS, ESP observe instructions in Maintenance Manual!).
  • Wheels, Brakes
    • Remove and reinstall wheels, rotate if necessary, does not apply for vehicles with different tire sizes front/rear.
    • Check brake pads for lining thickness front/rear.
    • Check condition of brake discs front and rear.
    • Check tires for damage and condition.
    • Measure and record tread depth. Correct tire inflation pressure.
  • Vehicle Underbody
    • Visual check for: Leakage - Major components.
    • Chafe marks, line routing, components.
    • Check condition of front axle ball joints.
    • Check condition of steering's mechanical components.
  • Engine Compartment
    • Engine oil and filter change.
    • Fully synthetic engine oil
    • Visually check: Leakage - Major components.
    • Chafe marks, line routing, components.
    • Check and correct fluid level:
    • - Engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection.
    • - Level control (wagon only) Brake system.
    • - Power steering.
    • - A/C refrigerant level.
    • - Windshield washer system.
    • Check condition of poly-V-belt.
    • Lubricate throttle linkage, check function and condition.
    • Lubricate catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood.
  • Front, Rear of Vehicle
    • Replace windshield wiper rubber inserts.
    • Inspect headlamp range adjustment of headlamps (NOT for xenon headlamps).
    • Inspect headlamp setting, adjust to correct setting.
    • Inspect condition of wiper blade for rear window.
    • Inspect fluid level of rear window washer, correct.
  • Tires
    • Correct tire inflation pressure in spare tire.

C - Service Schedule (major)

  • Service Includes:
    • All of the "A" Service and "B" Service.
    • Replace Fuel Filters (gasoline and diesel).
    • Service the Transmission.
    • Replace the Power Steering Fluid and Filter.
    • Reminder Card for Next Service Needed.