Mercedes Benz has long history of producing some of the most sought after luxury performance cars available. The brake system is especially important in maintaining the performance while not compromising on the ride quality and comfort Mercedes is known for. This leads to a complex braking system to offer the ability to reliably slow the car from the speeds it is capable of over and over again without fading or vibrating the vehicle to pieces. Complex systems need routine maintenance to perform consistently as intended. At European Import Service, we always inspect the brake system with any service to ensure peak performance.
What Does Mercedes Brake Service Include?
- Inspect brake pads and rotors
- Replace worn brake pads
- Resurface or replace worn brake rotors
- Inspect brake lines
- Check Master Cylinder
- Check and/or replace brake fluid
How Do I know if My Mercedes Needs Brake Service?
These are some signs that your Mercedes Benz is in need of a brake inspection
- Brake Fade: Brake fade is when your car’s stopping distance increases and is usually the result of brake overheating.
- Strange Noises: Grinding and squealing noises are often caused by worn brake pads that need to be replaced.
- Soft Brake Pedal: If the brake pedal feels squishy when you push it down, the brake system may be low on brake fluid.
- Stuttering Brakes: Failing antilock and traction control sensors can cause your car’s brakes to perform irregularly.
- Steering Wheel Shaking: Warped rotors can disrupt the balance of your front wheels and cause the steering wheel to shake.
- Pulling Left or Right: The brake caliper on one side of the car may be stuck and the brakes are wearing unevenly, causing pulling to the left or right.
How Often Should I have My Brakes Inspected?
We recommend having your brakes checked with every service, or oil change, or at a minimum of once a year. Certain systems have maintenance schedules to follow.
- Brake Pads – Replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 miles
- Brake Fluid – Replaced every 20,000 miles or every two(2) years, whichever comes first
- Brake Rotors – Resurface or replace every 30,000-80,000 miles
If your Mercedes Benz is due for brake service, or needs service, give us a call and one of our expert technicians will schedule an appointment to get your car back in top shape. We have been servicing the Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and Huntington Beach areas for over 20 years.