What is the servicing cost of the Mercedes Benz C Class?
In this article, we discuss the servicing cost of the Mercedes Benz C class and answer the following questions: how to reduce the servicing cost of the Mercedes Benz C Class? What are additional jobs identified during servicing?
What is the servicing cost of the Mercedes Benz C Class?
The servicing cost of the Mercedes Benz C Class is given in the table below:
|Type of service||Mercedes Benz C Class|
|Service A||500 USD|
|Service B||600 to 800 USD|
Certain parts like the spark plugs, cabin filters & in some cases air filters must be replaced so the vehicle can last long and give the same amount of comfort and performance to the customer.
The Service scope of the vehicle is determined by retrieving the workshop code from the Assyst plus control unit in the vehicle. The service interval of the Mercedes Benz C Class is once every year or at 15000 km (10,000) miles in some international markets.
the Mercedes Benz C Class uses a 9 G Tronic 725 transmission. The transmission is not sealed for life unlike some of its competitors. Every 4 years or 60,000 km the transmission fluid and oil filters must be replaced.
The reason for replacing the transmission fluid is to maintain the reliability of the gearbox and avoid customer complaints like bad shift quality.
The cost of service in the fourth year is more for the C Class petrol models as all the spark plugs are also replaced. Replacing spark plugs in petrol models helps to prevent problems like black smoke and combustion misfire in the engine.
How to reduce the service cost of the Mercedes Benz C Class?
Mercedes Benz service is not just limited to the oil change, Mercedes Benz cars are the most advanced cars on the roads today and there are many critical components present on the vehicle. All the functions are checked according to the service check sheet of the C Class.
The fault memory is also scanned using the Xentry diagnosis tool. A vehicle health card is filled by a technician after assessing the condition of brake pads, brake disc and main battery and it is presented to the customer at the time of delivery of the vehicle.
Following are some of the ways to reduce annual maintenance costs:
- Purchase a prepaid annual service package like the Mercedes Benz star ease package. Customers can choose between compact and compact plus packages. Depending on the market, Star ease service packages are available which greatly reduces service times and service costs. These packages can be purchased anytime and can cover the costs of servicing for up to 10 years. Compact plus covers up to 200000 km/ 10 years.
- Sign up for an advanced assurance program that provides an extended warranty after the standard warranty is over. Advanced assurance can also include 24×7 roadside assistance in case the vehicle breaks down.
- Perform periodic maintenance regularly as avoiding service can lead to unaccepted repair bills. Always check the additional estimate provided at the end of the service and complete suggested jobs to keep the vehicle in good health.
What are the additional jobs identified during the servicing of the Mercedes Benz C Class?
The Mercedes Benz C Class service checksheet has several visual inspections of the vehicle’s underbody and interior. Suspension components like lower control arms, thrust arms, ball joints and shock absorbers are checked. Any cuts or leaks are identified which can compromise the operation of the vehicle. Following are the possible additional jobs.
- Suspension components
Suspension components are subjected to constant stress and they are more exposed to the elements. Despite the superior quality of Mercedes Benz parts, certain components like shock absorbers, and ball joints can leak due to bad road conditions.
If the vehicle is under warranty, any manufacturing defects are covered and the affected parts are replaced free of cost but if the vehicle is outside of warranty, the cost of suspension components can add up to the overall service cost.
- Engine oil leaks
The Mercedes Benz C Class has petrol as well as diesel engines. Both the engines are very complex and have many oil seals that can leak engine oil. Engine oil leaks are identified before performing an oil change.
The quality of engine oil drained is also checked, if it is less than the specified quantity further checks are performed to ensure there is no excessive engine oil consumption.
Engine oil leaks can be expensive to rectify, oil leaks from crankshaft rear oil seal need complete removal of engine and gearbox from the vehicle and total repair cost can be up to 600 $
- Brake pads and brake discs
Brake pads and brake discs are not covered under warranty as they are classified as worn components. Usually, Mercedes Benz brake pads and discs can last for 30000 km but if the vehicle is used in the city and under a constant braking zone, then the brake pads are replaced during the service. There is a brake wear sensor that activates the brake service light in the instrument cluster to warn the driver.
The wear limit of brake pads is 2-3 mm and the thickness of the brake disc is measured by a vernier calliper, if the thickness is below the specified limit the brake discs are also replaced. The cost of front and rear brake pads can be 500 $ and the brake disc is up to 1000 $.
- Main Battery
The main battery is checked by the Midtronics battery tester, under a standard warranty the main battery is replaced if there are any malfunctions. However, it is not covered in the fourth year or any extended warranty. The cost of the main battery is approximately 300$.
Mercedes Benz uses AGM (absorbent gel matt)batteries and customers can also install lithium-ion batteries which can last longer than the AGM batteries. Using non-genuine or flooded batteries is not recommended in Mercedes Benz cars.
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