The Mercedes-Benz brand is the definition of luxury, reliability and quality. Ownership means that you have reached a level of expectation and understanding of such. But as time passes and depreciation takes its toll, the cost and frequency of maintenance increases. Many Mercedes models on the road are 2nd, 3rd and even 4th owner vehicles. As we all know, not every owner gives these cars the love and attention they require. Even so, these cars are no less susceptible to normal wear and tear. What are your options regarding maintenance and repairs? Should you go to and independent shop or to a Mercedes dealership? What cost should you expect? When is it a DIY project vs the need for professional assistance? Are there tips and tricks? What are common issues owners need to expect?