According to the maintenance booklet, A and B services are every 10 K miles/annually, whichever comes first. However, the maintenance booklet also calls for "Additional maintenance work." At 46,500 miles/4 years the GLA 250 is supposed to get a new air filter and new spark plugs. Supposedly the 40 K mile service is a B service. I have been going about 10 K a year, so in theory, I would be at 40 K at the 4 year point. I assume that the air filter and plugs would be changed at this 40 K/4 year B service. Many folks drive more than 10 K miles a year, so you could easily be at 46,500 miles at the 4 year point. I don't think you would have the B service done at 4 year/40 K and then return at 46,500. I think the plug and filter change may be what your local mechanic is referring to. What makes this confusing is that they go from a 10 K interval, which would be 40 K at 4 years to 46,500. What might make more sense would be to make the service interval annual/12K
Many old school mechanics still think old school when things needs to be done. Cars are built different today and changing oil every 1k is a money maker for shops. MB has a schedule when things needs to be done, sometimes they list items as a preventive to avoid future problems on parts that is working. My indy sort of the thinking is if it is not broke leave it along. If car is running good and gas milage is still good no need to change plugs every 4 or 5 years. Says he has pulled many and they general are still good for many more miles. Fluid changes is one of the few items you should follow the schedule. If you are a low miles person and say only drive 5k a year why replace air filter with 20k when MB says they are good to 40k.
So a few months ago some idiot broke into my wife’s car and jimmied open the glove box. This broke the lock and damaged the box. So I found a salvage replacement but there is no information I can find online about how to remove broken one and put in new one. I would appreciate any insight that...
I am wondering if the option to prepay for the scheduled maintenance is a good deal. The listed price for 4 years is $1250 but the disclaimer says it varies from dealer to dealer. It does not say what is covered for $1250. any experience with this?
I found an estimate of yearly maintenance...
Lately my GLA has been running hot. I even put more radiator fluid in and it's still running higher than halfway on the temperature gauge. Is this normal? This the temperature gauge while sitting at a drive thru.
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It seems that MB is sourcing Iridium spark plugs by NGK, as BMW has done in recent years. It appears there are two variants, SILZKFR8C7S specified on GLA250 SUV M270 I4 2.0L engines and SILZKFR8B7S is used on AMG M133 engines. The recommended replacement interval is 50K miles or 5 years... but...
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