There are ways to save money on Mercedes maintenance costs. Some automakers, like BMW, offer free maintenance coverage for the first years of ownership. Mercedes isn’t one of these brands. However, the company does offer prepaid maintenance programs that can cover regular services up to 110,000 miles. Mercedes claims drivers can save up to 30 percent on dealership maintenance by choosing a prepaid plan.

The prices aren’t available online – you’ll have to contact a dealer to find out the cost. Below, we cover the different plan types.

Mercedes Premier Prepaid Maintenance

Mercedes’ Premier Prepaid maintenance program is available for new vehicles that are less than one model year old with fewer than 10,000 miles. New Mercedes owners can purchase plans that last for two, three, or four years, with covered services generally occurring once yearly or every 10,000 miles.

Note that the Premier Prepaid Maintenance plan must be purchased at any time before the first vehicle service date or before the vehicle reaches 10,000 miles – whichever happens first. The maximum coverage period for the Premier Prepaid Maintenance program is 4 years/40,000 miles from the date of purchase.

Maintenance services covered under Mercedes’ Premier Prepaid Maintenance program include:

  • Synthetic motor oil and filter replacement
  • Cabin filter replacement
  • Brake fluid changes
  • Fluid level checks
  • Multi-point inspections
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Engine air filter replacement

Some services may only be available every two years or 20,000 miles. Additionally, the Premier Prepaid Maintenance program offers model-specific coverages that may be unavailable for many Mercedes models.

Mercedes Star Prepaid Maintenance

This version of Mercedes’ prepaid maintenance program is designed for used vehicles up to 8 model years old with fewer than 80,000 miles. Star Prepaid Maintenance is available in two and three-year plans. Similar to the Premier Prepaid Maintenance coverage, required services occur once per year or every 10,000 miles.

Services covered through the Star Prepaid Maintenance program include:

  • Synthetic motor oil and filter replacement
  • Cain filter replacement
  • Brake fluid changes
  • Fluid level checks
  • Multi-point inspections
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Engine air filter replacement
  • Transmission oil and filter replacement
  • Fuel filter replacement for diesel models

As with the Premier Prepaid Maintenance program, Mercedes’ Star Prepaid Maintenance plans include model-specific coverages that may not be available for all models. Additionally, some service intervals may be different from those in the Premier plans.

Note that you can’t cover your vehicle for the next 10 years or 110,000 miles with a single plan purchase. But once one plan ends, you can purchase another one for as long as your car remains eligible.

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