Mercedes-Benz drivers love the experience their car or SUV provides when in motion. However, the ability to adequately stop that motion is perhaps even more important. Poor brake performance can be hazardous to you and other drivers and significantly impact your confidence behind the wheel. But since brakes are usually out of our sight, it's easy to take them for granted until an issue arises. And that makes preventative brake maintenance a vital component of routine maintenance, as it can help mitigate problems before they arise.

When should you have your brakes inspected or replaced?

Unsettling noises like grinding or squealing are obvious indicators of poor brake condition. However, there are a few more signs to be aware of so that you can address an issue before it becomes a hazard. Bring your Mercedes-Benz in for a service visit if you notice symptoms like:

  • Excessive steering wheel vibration
  • Unusually stiff or spongy brake pedal feel
  • ABS warning light illumination
  • Pulling to one side
  • Strong acrid or burning odor

Brake pad lifespan can vary widely (from 30,000 to 60,000 miles) depending on the operating conditions and your driving habits, and there's no predefined limit for when they should be replaced. So, it's important to have them checked regularly. Mercedes-Benz recommends that the brake system be inspected every 10,000 miles to ensure even wear and adequate pad and rotor thickness. Additionally, the brake fluid should be checked at the same interval and fully replaced every 20,000 miles.

Get Mercedes-Benz brake service near Concord, Bedford, and Nashua, NH

For more information about Mercedes-Benz brake service and the recommended maintenance for your specific model, please contact Mercedes-Benz of Manchester at your convenience. And if it's time for a brake inspection, you can quickly and conveniently schedule Mercedes-Benz service via our website. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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