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The service schedules for the mk7 fortwo alternate as A, B, A, B etc. With the ignition on, double tap the button on top of the speedometer. You will see the number of miles (or days) until your next service. The number of spanners shown will indicate that the service will either be an A or a B.

As a general rule, a service should occur every 15,000kms (10,000miles) or 10,000kms (7,000miles) for the Brabus. A service must be performed every year and if the mileage hasn't been reached, the next service schedule must be performed.

Service Scope for B Service:

Operational test:

  • Read out fault memory with diagnostics tester
  • Reset maintenance interval display in instrument cluster
  • Check lights and turn signal indicators, adjust if necessary
  • Check miscellaneous electrical consumers
  • Check correct functioning of safety belts and safety belt buckles
  • Check handbrake play, adjust if necessary
  • Test vehicle on dynamometer
  • Check windscreen wiper system
  • Check windscreen washer system, adjust spray nozzle settings if required
  • Check windscreen washer fluid level, top up if necessary
  • Breakdown set: check date of expiry on tyre seal container
  • First aid pouch: check date of expiry

Engine, engine compartment, gearbox:

  • Check the assemblies visually for leaks, damaged components, incorrectly positioned lines and signs of wear. In the event of fluid loss, determine the cause and rectify under a separate job order
  • Check gearbox oil level and correct if necessary
  • Check fuel system for leaks
  • Check coolant level and correct if necessary
  • Check antifreeze content of cooling system and correct if necessary (at least -27 deg C)
  • Check exhaust system for leaks and secure fit
  • Check battery terminals for correct location and secure fit
  • Check battery fluid, top up if necessary
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Check charge air cooler
  • Check condition and tension of V-belt, and correct or replace if necessary
  • Oil change
  • Replace oil filter
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Replace alternator belt
  • Replace air conditioning compressor belt

Running gear, steering, brakes:

  • Check all rubber bearings and joints for signs of leakage
  • Check axle shaft sleeves for damage and leaks
  • Check steering mechanics and collars for signs of damage
  • Check brake fluid level and correct if necessary
  • Check brake fluid (boiling point) and change if necessary
  • Conduct visual inspection of brake lines
  • Check brake pads for wear
  • Check brake discs and gauge whether the limit of wear has been reached
  • Check brake drums, clean drum brake
  • Check brake system for leaks
  • Check condition of wheels and tyres
  • Check tightening torque of wheel studs and correct if necessary
  • Check tyre pressures and correct if necessary
  • Check functioning of compressor


  • Check underside of vehicle for signs of damage
  • Check body for paintwork damage and signs of rust
  • Grease/oil hinges and locks of doors and flaps
  • Replace combined filter
  • Radio remote control – change battery
  • Check closing components on roof system- clean and grease all guide rails for roof system

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