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Advice on servicing a MB

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Advice on servicing a MB

Hey folks,
I have a 2012 MB GLK350
In service date since March 2012
I don't drive the vehicle often so it is just over 40,000km on the clock.

For every 9 to 12 months, I replace the engine oil and oil filter + air filter regardless I drive the vehicle or not.
Brake flush was done back in 2015.

Recently, I anticipate to drive the vehicle more than I used to, I would like to get the vehicle checked out before I do
Typically, what service(s) do I need to get done at this stage?

Thanks
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Agreed, just stick with the normal maintenance schedule. No cause for concern here.

This is assuming you have kept up with the required maintenance up to this point. If it's been neglected, then perhaps a comprehensive inspection is required, and then whatever repairs or maintenance are deemed necessary.
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optional auto tranny fluid change - around $450 + taxes
optional brake fluid change - about $140 + taxes

change out in cabin air filter
Service B - around $720 + taxes
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What was already said, so you are due for a brake flush at this point, and I would get the caliper pins checked and lubricated.
I would also change the cabin filter if not done.
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Just have your good indy mechanic check the suspension and brakes, engine fluids and flush them if they're old.
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gsd1214 wrote: Recently, I anticipate to drive the vehicle more than I used to, I would like to get the vehicle checked out before I do
Checked what out? If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Yes that applies to Mercs too.

If you really want to do something see the owners manual. Chances are its time for Service B. I normally tell everyone that Service B is a full rip off, however, it might be time for you to get a Service B done for your peace of mind
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Thanks everyone
I checked my manual,seems like it is time for trans fluid change @40k
Brake fluid is due as well
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I would check the condition of the belts.
Change your air filter/ cabin filter.
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gsd1214 wrote: Thanks everyone
I checked my manual,seems like it is time for trans fluid change @40k
Brake fluid is due as well
You have the 7g or the 7g+ transmission? it's 60k or I believe 4 years for the former. So I'm guessing your going by time. I would make sure they drain the torque converter too, there should be around 9 litres replaced if TC is also drained.
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nataliya64605 wrote: You have the 7g or the 7g+ transmission? it's 60k or I believe 4 years for the former. So I'm guessing your going by time. I would make sure they drain the torque converter too, there should be around 9 litres replaced if TC is also drained.
I believe it is the 722.9 7G Tronic
and you are right, as stated in the manual service #20
once at 60,000 KM or 4 years
Automatic transmission - oil and filter change
(Engines 156, 157, 272, 642 with transmission 722.9 [NAG2])

and 9 Liters....that's alot trans fluid lol

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