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Aren't all those points part of Service A and B ?
Yes these steps are included in the A/B service but the average Mercedes with flexible service is brought in once a year +/- a few months. If you bought your car in the spring, you'll usually be back every spring for service. That means the car could be serviced in March and be eight months no service and then driven through a full winter... quite a while to just hope everything is working right!

Also, alot of people just get their oil changed at the dealership, not the A and B service.

If you put on lots of miles and do a service every few months than it isn't neccesary.


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I know that winter with the snow is much harder, that the rain season I experience here, but I think you are badly overdoing the inspections.
Owning 10 motor vehicles plus bunch of garden equipment and tools I wouldn't have time to use them, if I would follow your advise.
The only thing I am worry about are batteries, when I park a vehicle for 6 months.
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If you put on lots of miles and do a service every few months than it isn't neccesary.
Good point I think C_Y. If you'll look at the pre-owned MBs on the market, you will notice that very few for sale have been driven more than an average of 15,000 miles per year - most have been driven fewer than that.

What this tells me is the following: Most people buy a Mercedes as a "nice weather/Sunday driver vehicle", and keep them in the garage while the "daily beater" sits outside and accumulates the mileage.

I am one of those too - I have 2 other cars that I work from (outside sales) but I do my best to maintain them also. I drive Benzie mostly for pleasure, and it is the most frequent occupant under my carport.

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