What exactly is an A-Service?
Well most Mercedes-Benz owners don’t know that an A-service always includes an “oil change”. That’s if it’s done by a qualified Independent Mercedes-Benz specialist. We go directly off the check list provided by the factory every time we perform this service (see services page on this web site for more info).
Some owner’s of MBZ cars will request just an “oil change” which is the incorrect way of performing this service and a short cut. There are numerous items that are checked/tested during the course of an A-service that would otherwise be missed if we just did an “oil change”
Secondly keep in mind that most oil and lube establishments don’t always utilize the correct oil or even filter. Pacific Coast Benz will ALWAYS use full synthetic Mobil – 1 motor oil which is approved and recommended by Mercedes-Benz. Also by using the correct factory fleece oil filter this enables the engine to run at 10,000 mile intervals (minimum depending on engine) between services.
I can’t count how many times I have seen inferior Chinese made oil filters that are “sandwiched” within the oil filter housing causing particles to circulate within the engine internals which obviously can cause severe engine damage. So remember the sub-standard “lube and filter joint” will probably use the cheap filter and oil in you car! Most of my clients don’t want this and continue to protect their investment my servicing their Mercedes with us knowing that we not only have the experience but the correct parts for the job.
So the next time you consider going to a non-Mercedes specialist for an oil change,
please call us first.
You wont regret it. – Pacific Coast Benz
Call us at 714-850-1206