Mercedes A7 Service? Know the Checklists and Cost

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Seeing the “A7 Service” indicator light on your lovely Mercedes dashboard can be confusing. What does this A7 service  mean? What’s included in this service? And most importantly, how much will it cost by mechanic or DIY?

Mercedes A7 Service

Well, I have break down everything you need to know about the Mercedes A7 Service.

what is service a7 on mercedes?

Service A7 on Mercedes means there are two different lists services required. One lists of services for “A” and another lists for number “7”.

Seeing an “A7” service warning on your Mercedes dashboard means two things:

  1. Regular A Service is due: This includes your standard oil change, fluid checks, filter replacements, and other routine maintenance tasks.
  2. Additional Transmission Service Needed: The “7” indicates you need an automatic transmission fluid replacement and transmission filter replacement on top of the regular A service.

So, let’s move to the full checklists

Mercedes A7 Service Checklist

Two service components are included in A7 Service, as mentioned earlier. Here they are:

What included in Service A?

  1. Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement: Replace the engine oil with synthetic motor oil.
  2. Fluid Level Checks and Corrections: Check and correct the levels of all fluids, such as coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid, according to the factory-recommended service intervals.
  3. Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fleece Oil Filter Replacement: Replace the oil filter with a genuine Mercedes-Benz fleece oil filter.
  4. Brake Component Inspection: Inspect the brake components for any signs of wear or issues.
  5. Tire Inflation Check and Correction: Check the tire pressure and correct it as needed.
  6. Reset Maintenance Counter: Reset the maintenance counter to reflect the completion of Service A.

Service Specific for A7

The Mercedes A7 Service, an extension of the basic A Service, includes additional checklist items:

  1. Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacement: Replace the automatic transmission fluid to maintain optimal transmission performance.
  2. Transmission Filter Replacement: Replace the transmission filter to ensure the transmission system’s longevity.
  3. Sunroof Cleaning and Lubrication: Include sunroof cleaning and lubrication as part of the A7 Service, if applicable.

Mercedes A7 Service Cost

As you’re aware, certain Mercedes services involve replacements, which can be pricier compared to inspection-only requirements. In such cases, many Mercedes owners with some mechanical know-how opt for a do-it-yourself approach to save on costs. 

When you choose professional mechanics or dealerships, the charges typically include the price of replacement parts, labor costs, and inspection fees. However, with a DIY approach, you’ll only incur the cost of the replacement parts. 

To give you a rough estimate, a Mercedes A7 service from a dealership might cost around $500~ $600. The fact is, these costs will surely vary significantly based on your location, the type of mechanic or dealer, and even your car model. 

My advice is to obtain quotes from multiple nearby dealerships and select the one that offers the best service. And, if you possess some mechanical knowledge, go for the DIY.

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