How to Take Care of Your Brakes
How to Take Care of Your Mercedes’ Brakes
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Steps to Take Care of Your Brakes
- The first step, as we explained above, is to have your brakes and brake pads checked over once a year by our technicians here in the service department. If they are too worn to work properly, that can impact your safety and the safety of those around you. Simply book an appointment with us and our technicians will take care of the rest.
- The next step is to check your brake fluid regularly. Your Mercedes-Benz model’s brake fluid is an essential part of your brake system’s function, transferring heat to all the different parts of your brake system and absorbing water. When checking on the brake fluid, you notice that the fluid has a dark color, it could indicate that it is time to have it flushed, something our mechanics can take care of for you!
- When driving around, you should listen out for and watch out for warning signs that indicate your brakes need to be serviced or replaced. These signs can include but are not limited to strange brake responses, an abnormal feeling when applying pressure to the pedal, or unusual noises. These signs could indicate a larger problem that needs to be checked out by our mechanics as soon as possible.
- Another step you can take is to change your driving habits. Try coasting down the road when approaching a stop rather than slamming on the brakes at the last second. This helps to preserve the life of your brakes by putting less pressure on them at once. You can also avoid braking when vehicles in front of your brake unnecessarily. For example, that vehicle in front of you may be following the vehicle in front of them too closely causing them to repeatedly press the brake pedal. If you supply enough distance, you can simply coast behind them rather than repeatedly have to apply your brakes as well.