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I am a new owner. Got car in march - had an Dealer oil change only. Service A to much money. I have now gone 3000 miles... when should I change the oil. Do I want for the FSS to tell me to change the oil .. will it tell me to change oil? Wait 5000 or 7500 miles.

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Your car's required maintenance will rotate basically between services every 10,ooo miles approximately, and your car will prompt you when you get close to the interval.
You should also order an MB service documentation booklet and owners manual if you don't have one.
Make sure you use Mobil 1 synthetic and a factory M/B oil filter.

Don't skimp on the factory service requirements otherwise you will run into trouble.

How much was too much for the service-A?

Most dealers are charging about $300 in the Atlanta market, but I'm much cheaper, and mobile.

Trust me, if you can't afford the maintenance, you might as well sell it now because the cars are picky and the quick lube shops will most likely use the wrong oil, cheap filters and get the level wrong, plus they don't know what issues to look for on mercedes specific vehicles.
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Thanks, I live in VA and the service is $350.00 for Service A. I will never take my car to a Quick Lube shop. Now there are a few Benz shops that offer the service. I just wanted to know how many miles can she go before her next oil change. I did get someone at the Benz shop to tell me 5000 miles.

I wish you more closer. Thanks for the info..
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I let the MB dealer do the oil, filter, brake fluid and trans. The air, cabin, and other reasonable things I do myself. They have a lot of check this and that on the lists and at near $100 per hour I take a pass. I would follow the FSS and use MB products
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Holy smokes!! $350 for service-A??????

I need to up my prices. LOL.
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