You’re driving along one day in your Mercedes and then all of a sudden a message on your dash appears that says Mercedes-Benz D service. What exactly does this mean?
Well, in this post will be addressing exactly that question and help you to understand what this message means and what you need to do.
Mercedes Benz vehicles are the ultimate mark of luxury driving. They are the epitome of German engineering.
Spanning about a century of quality service and engineering, the Mercedes-Benz badge screams Elegance and class. Like it or not, Mercedes-Benz has set the standard for others in the motor industry.
However, maintaining a Mercedes-Benz vehicle can be a daunting experience.
An example of this is the various service messages that will appear on the dash at specific intervals. One class of such messages are the service messages which range from A to D.
In this particular article we’re going to be focusing on the D service. What exactly is it and what does it entail
What Does Service D mean on Mercedes?
D service on a Mercedes is what might be considered as a critical service. Not to take anything away from the other services but this one can potentially lead to catastrophic failure in your Mercedes Benz.
So what exactly does this cover? A D service will cover the following:
- Oil change
- Engine filter change
- Cabin filter change
- Brake fluid flush
- Inspection for any other issues
The D Service maintenance of a Mercedes-Benz will take quite some time when compared to the other types of services. Roughly you can expect to have your car being worked on for about 4 hours.
It really doesn’t take that long to change the oil, filters, brake fluid, or any other fluids. The rest of the time is allocated to giving attention to any other potential issues that may be on the vehicle.
The D service notification will appear a few days ahead of time. This happens to give you sufficient time to schedule a service with your dealership or service shop.
How Much Does a Mercedes D Service Cost?
It’s no secret that maintaining a Mercedes-Benz is quite expensive. So, how much can I expect to Fork out when it comes to the D service?
You can expect to pay anyway from $450 to as much as $950 depending on where you are located. This cost will include labor, engine fluids, and any other parts that are needed to conduct the D service.
Why is Mercedes Maintenance So Expensive?
So why exactly is it so expensive to maintain the Mercedes-Benz? Simply put the Mercedes Benz is a luxury brand. The target market comprises of people who appreciate quality and are willing to pay for it.
Because it is a luxury brand Mercedes-Benz has an exclusive dealership Network that supplies parts as well as performs services.
Although there are aftermarket alternatives as far as parts are concerned, they often encounter compatibility problems or may not meet the high standards set by Mercedes-Benz.
If you choose to use aftermarket parts it can actually void your warranty. If your vehicle is still under warranty it is a good idea to stick to genuine Mercedes Benz parts.
You also find that within the Mercedes-Benz family parts for a particular model will differ based mainly on the sticker price of the vehicle.
If the vehicle is high value, you have to pay much more for parts than for a Mercedes-Benz with a lower sticker price.
Lastly, Mercedes Benz vehicles are engineered to high standards for the highest performance, and their parts are specifically designed and manufactured to ensure that the standards are met.
Can You Ignore a Mercedes Service D Message?
As already mentioned early in this post, a D service notification will appear on your dash a few days prior to the service date.
This allows you ample time to schedule an appointment with your dealership or service provider.
It, therefore, means you’re giving an allowance for a few days to get things done. However, due to the nature of the D service, you need to get it done as soon as possible.
The D service involves oil change as well as other fluid changes. If an oil change is not done on time it can lead to quicker engine wear and tear.
Brake fluid as well as other fluids are also integral to the safe and efficient running of your vehicle.