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What You Need to Know About Service A and Service B Maintenance for Sprinter Vans
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter maintenance schedule includes Service A and Service B maintenance. Other Mercedes vehicles have similar maintenance schedules, but the requirements for the Sprinter van are a little different from that of other Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The Differences Between Service A and Service B
In general, Service A is an Oil Service Plus package, and it focuses on servicing your van’s motor oil and associated components. Service B includes everything that’s done in a Service A inspection, plus an array of fluid checks, tire checks, brake inspection, dust filter replacements and sealant checks. See below for a breakdown of what each of the two service intervals intail.
- Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
- Oil Filter Replacement
- Corrosion, accident, and paint damage check
- Brake test
- Seat belt inspection
- Integrity test and condition check for core components and assemblies
- Hydraulic brake system fluid check and correction
- DEF Reservoir fluid check and correction
- Poly-V belt and fuel filter inspection
- Tire pressure check and correction
- Reset of the maintenance computer
- All services included in Service A, plus…
- Lubrication of the trailer hitch and rear door
- Inspection of indicators, headlamps, exterior lighting, and windshield wipers
- Engine cooling system fluid check and correction
- Power steering system fluid check and correction
- Auxiliary battery fluid check and correction
- Windshield washer system fluid check and correction
- Replacement of dust filters
- Test of the trailer hitch and sliding door
- Check and renew tire sealant as needed
- Inspection of brake pads, linings, and discs
- Inspection of parking brakes
When to Schedule Your A / B Maintenance
In general, Mercedes-Benz recommends scheduling Sprinter van maintenance at least every 20,000 miles. Here’s a breakdown of what’s recommended. You’ll want to schedule your first Service A after one year or 10,000 miles (whichever comes first), and every 2 years or 20,000 miles thereafter. Your first Service B should be scheduled after 2 years or 20,000 miles (whichever comes first), and every 20,000 miles or 2 years going forward. To make services easier to remember, a Master Certified Technician will reset the maintenance calculator on your service due date display so that you always know when your next service will be. See the chart below for a visual diagram of the recommended servicing intervals. See more information from Mercedes-Benz here.
Chart of Recommended A/B Maintenance Schedule and Timeline from Mercedes-Benz
Similar to all other maintenance work, it’s important to take your Sprinter van in for Service A and Service B maintenance to ensure your rig drives and performs optimally. Missing these routine maintenance services can impact how your vehicle performs, and can lead to more expensive repairs and damage down the road. Stay on top of your service work to keep your van running longer.