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What is Mercedes Schedule D Service?

by Rachel Howzell Hall

To keep your Mercedes-Benz vehicle in superior condition, certified technicians perform regular maintenance to your car. For most models, a service indicator found in the car's instrumentation panel announces the time and type of maintenance required.

Time for Service D

The instrumentation on your Mercedes-Benz will indicate that the vehicle is due for "Service D." You must call an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer to schedule this service.

Time Frame

"Service D" alerts the service department that maintenance to your vehicle will take approximately four hours. Once you bring in your car, the Mercedes-Benz service adviser will determine from the vehicle's instrumentation the type of maintenance needed. This always will include changing the oil and checking fluid levels.

Service Varies

The maintenance booklet that comes with your vehicle may reflect the time or mileage "Service D" occurs. This projection may vary from your car's service indicator.

About the Author

Rachel Howzell Hall's professional writing career began in 1995 at "Black Radio Exclusive," a weekly music magazine in Hollywood. She also reviewed CDs and wrote for the “Relationships” column for, an entertainment website. Her novel "A Quiet Storm" was published in 1992. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her new mystery "Land of Shadows" will be published by Forge in June 2014.

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