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My "new" Benz is a 2000 e320 sedan that I got from a private dealership. It has 206,000 miles on it, and I was wondering how many more miles it is capable of going with regular maintenance. I received a "Service B in 1200 miles" message. I already replaced the windshield wiper blade, checked the air pressure in the tires, which have good tread. I plan on putting a K&N air filter in it soon. All the other things they want to check with a Service A or B, I know already work. I don't want the money on a Service B, and when I spoke to a guy in a Benz service department, he suggested a Service A. But I really don't want want to spend the money for that either.

The Car Fax showed that it was last serviced at a Mercedes dealership in December, and the oil change sticker on the windshield shows it was done in June when the car had 3000 miles less than when I got it in April.

Does the oil change NEED to be done at a Benz service department? I will probably just need to get the oil changed, and fluids topped off to keep it running. Correct? Midas will do it for less. If something goes wrong, I know I will take it to the dealership. A new windshield alone from a Benz dealership cost more than half of what I can get a glass company to do the whole thing. I live in AZ, so I don't need a windshield with a rain sensor.

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