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Mercedes-Benz Services

Known for its ability to push the boundaries for what we define as a luxury car, Mercedes Benz continues to be in our opinion the most reliable of all the German makes. With Mercedes Benz starting it all with the invent of the first driving automobile in 1886. They since have used the slogan “Das Beste oder nichts” (English: “The best or nothing”).

Mercedes has stuck by Mobil 1 as their tried-and-true oil that they use in all of their cars, and we stand with their high standards by only using Mobil 1. We have chosen to delete the word Compromise from our vocabulary at EGA. With the newly accepted import of the Sprinter Vans, we have come to embrace these as one of our specialties. Always as before we have the factory SDS Mercedes testers on site to maintain the same level of diagnostic ability as the dealer.

Mercedes services on the early cars were called a “Flex A” or “B” service. This was revolutionary when Mercedes introduced beginning with the 1998 model year. The “Flex” service stands for a flexible service. This was the 1st intelligent service by any manufacture. It has since been copied by most of the other German car companies.

This has changed slightly on the newer cars starting in 2003 with the E-Class. The services can go up the alphabet up to Service H. This is not a preset service based on the letter, but is a calculation of the amount of time needed with the car to perform the service. To accurately estimate your service needs, having the vehicle on site to access the stored service numbers are necessary.

We recommend to follow the service intervals based on our experience over the years. Here are a few example of Mercedes-Benz services:

  • Oil Change service for vehicles with UNDER 100,000 miles, change every 10,000 miles
  • Oil Change Recommendations with OVER 100,000 miles, change every 7500 miles
  • Brake Flushes Recommended every 2 Years due to moisture build up in fluid
  • Coolant Service Recommended every 3 Years to maintain the proper PH balance in the system
  • Transmission Service every 60,000 miles to extend the life of the Transmission
  • Spark Plug recommended between 60k-100k depending on engine type
  • Cabin Air Filters recommended every 20-30,000 miles
  • Engine Air Filters recommended every 40,000 under normal driving conditions

We stand behind all our work by backing it with a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. We can offer this by using the Original Equipped parts and having one of our Mercedes Benz-trained technicians to install them on your vehicle.

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  • Great Service. Alex was friendly and helpful.

     Eric B.
    Audi A8
  • "I actually look forward to getting my car serviced at German Auto. I love the clean and comfortable waiting area, stocked with good reading material, coffee, waters, and snacks. The people are absolutely professional, warm, and friendly."

    Deidre C.

    Volkswagen Beetle
  • What stood out the most was the guest service! Such a friendly staff-front of the house as well as the auto mechanics. Didn't feel pressured for money, genuinely took care of me. Thanks Escondido German Auto, you've got my loyalty and recommendation!

    Rochell H.

    Volkswagon Jetta
  • "I always enjoy bringing my Mini here for service. The whole shop does a great job of ensuring that my car is functioning properly. All my issues are addressed and won't hesitate to answer any questions that I may have. I always recommend them to everyone who has a vehicle that they service. I will continue to bring my Mini here."

    -Renee C.

    Mini Cooper
  • "I could not give this shop and the people that work there higher praise and kudos! This was my first visit after having used another shop for many years. The attitude of all who helped me including being given a free loaner car just blew me away. I would absolutely use this shop again and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Keep up the great work and great friendly attitude guys! In this day and age where there are so many other shops to choose from, great customer service definitely makes a difference!"

    -James Walsh

    German Auto