Can Your High Mileage Mercedes Reach 1,000,000 Miles?

Santa Rosa has trusted Paul Duckworth with its high mileage Mercedes vehicles for more than 30 years. Paul's Mercedes Master Tech status required rigorous testing and skill assessment. Our team applies skill and knowledge to increasing the longevity of every Santa Rosa Mercedes Benz that comes into the shop. Some of our loyal customers have received coveted high-mileage awards straight from the Mercedes-Benz mothership. In this article we discuss what these badges are, how Santa Rosa Mercedes owners earn them and how Benz owners can achieve extreme longevity with their vehicles.


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The Mercedes-Benz Classic High Mileage Award is presented to owners whose vehicles have logged 155,000 miles or more.

Mercedes-Benz first introduced the High Mileage Award in the 1960s to recognize the many Mercedes-Benz vehicles that routinely travel hundreds of thousands of miles — some even eclipsing the million-mile mark!

The current Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver who holds the known record of more than 2.8 million miles in his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D.


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Drivers receive a traditional Star and Laurel Badge and handsome display certificate in a formal presentation folder. Awards are presented at five vehicle mileage milestones.

Award Milestones
155,000 miles (250,000 kilometers)
312,000 miles (500,000 kilometers)
466,000 miles (750,000 kilometers)
625,000 miles (1,000,000 kilometers)
1,000,000 miles (1,610,000 kilometers)

Download your award application here, complete it, and then take your vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealer for odometer verification.

People typically display these badges on the grills of their Mercedes vehicles.


The easiest and most reliable method for increasing the longevity of your Mercedes is adhering to a strict maintenance schedule.

One common misconception about vehicle maintenance is that you treat all old cars the same and you treat all news cars the same. We at CK Auto Exclusive prefer to use a different philosophy to care for these Mercedes Benz California beauties.

We create maintenance schedules based on how often the car in question gets driven and how it's driven. An antique Mercedes that gets driven daily will require a different maintenance schedule than a brand new EQC that's collecting dust in the garage. The plan would change, too, if the antique was the car less driven. Our master mechanic, Paul Duckworth, can work with you to develop a custom-maintenance plan that will address the needs of your exact model and year.

CK Auto Exclusive recommends Mercedes Factory Service for new Mercedes vehicles during the first year. If you believe that your driving behavior is different than average, let us know and we'll suggest a custom-maintenance plan. For your antique or classic Santa Rosa Benz, we recommend that you stop by our shop to discuss how often you drive the car, any preexisting issues, and how we can best maintain the vehicle moving forward. Schedule your appointment today!


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