If you own a Mercedes Benz, you know they are reliable and dependable vehicles that are a pleasure to drive. Whether your car is brand new or an older model, to keep it running, you must perform regular maintenance. One area that is crucial is your braking system. It needs to be working properly at all times to keep yourself, your passengers, and others around you safe.
Taking Care of Your Brakes
To maintain the braking system of your Mercedes Benz, it is important that you take care of your brakes. Here are some things that you need to do to make sure that they are kept in proper working condition.
Check the brake fluid
The brake fluid has to be at the appropriate level for your brakes to function properly. It can also become contaminated and will need to be changed. Dirty brake fluid will have a milky white color to it. Using contaminated fluid can damage the wheel cylinder and master cylinder.
It is a good practice to have all of your fluids checked every time you have your oil changed. By doing so you are helping to prevent future issues from arising and, in turn, you will be keeping future service bills down.
Have regular brake inspections performed
You should have your brakes checked every time you take your car in for service. Once you begin to hear squeaking or your brake pedal goes down too far, you know you are in trouble. By having regular inspections performed you can take care of this issue before it gets dangerous and causes any further damage.
Change the brake pads and rotors
When replacing your brake pads and rotors it is important to use high quality parts. Using high parts will ensure that they will last longer. That is one reason why we only use 100% original parts.
You can inspect your pads yourself by looking through the wheel to see how much of the pads is left. It is also a good idea to have your pads and rotors checked during your regular oil change.
Keep a lookout for warning signs
You drive your vehicle regularly, so you know how it acts and how your brakes respond. If you notice that your pedal seems to go down further than it should, your car doesn’t stop as quickly as it once did, or if the brakes are making a noise, bring it in to us so we can take a look at it.
Don’t be hard on your brakes
Your brakes will wear out much faster if you use them unnecessarily. You should always try to coast before you stop, if at all possible. Slamming on your brakes at the last minute is hard on them and will cause damage. It’s also important that you don’t follow too close to the person in front of you. If you do, you will end up using your brakes more frequently, and if they stop unexpectedly, you will have to brake hard. Slowing down and keeping a safe distance between yourself and other cars will help your brakes last longer.
We are Here to Help You
You don’t need to take your vehicle to a dealership to receive quality service. We can take care of all of your needs and we can do it faster and at a more affordable price. You don’t have to wait long hours for minor service needs. Here at Escondido German Auto, we offer same day service whenever possible. We understand that you need your vehicle and we don’t want you to be without it.
You can count on our expert ASE certified technicians to take care of your repair needs. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and we only use 100% original parts so you can feel confident in knowing you are always getting high quality parts. We even offer one of the area’s best warranties with a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty on all repairs performed by our mechanics.
Call Us to Schedule Your Appointment
We have a passion for German vehicles and we offer maintenance on Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Sprinter, and Volkswagen. Escondido German Auto is conveniently located in the Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Valley Center, CA areas. You can reach us on 760-741-3905 or come see us at 1554 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA.