Thanks for all the responses, all! I can't put in a link to the owner's manual when doing a search online
I was given a sheet from the Mercedes technician a few months ago, and it only says: Major(inc. brake flush), combination filter, engine air filter, coolant check, spark plugs, brake drum adjust, valve clearance check, valve adjust, belts (with AC) and belts (without AC). I'm now pretty confused about what exactly is needed to be done.
I'm unable to do any maintenance myself (since I have no prior experience).
Since I've gotten info from two different sources, does anyone have any info about what exactly needs to be done that wears from age rather than mileage? Thanks again!
Were you able to source the AC belt other than the dealer ???They are hitting you for the whole ball of wax. With only 37K, I wouldn't let them touch the valves. You probably are due for a set of plugs, IF they haven't been changed yet(every 30K by the book). The drum brake adjust is a farce, the drums have self adjusters that work when you back up. That's a pure money maker for the dealership.
I do all my own service work, and tend to be pretty anal about my cars, but I can tell you this much: I will cross 156K today on my smart, and I've never done the valve check, never changed brake fluid, and I still have the original belts on the engine(although I do have new ones ordered). I know some folks will argue with me, but that's my experience. This has been the most trouble-free car I have ever owned. I've spent a whopping $80 on this car(not including routine maintenance) since I've owned it. I can't complain about that.
Can you post which rotors/pads you went with?smart Maintenance Schedule. smart Owners
I found a new indepenent shop here in town. Everything on the schedule for 450 bucks done. Just had the front brakes done 4 bills. New rotors ceramic pads. Not the cheap OEM junk.
No more high price MB service for me. I use to do my own. Can't anymore.
Belts arrived today. Not bad coming from the West coast...That's where I bought mine.
You can also find them on ebay, but this guy is a little cheaper. He charges $10 shipping.
I just ordered them, so I haven't gotten them yet. I'll let you know how long it takes.