Press your brake pedal, and your Mercedes-Benz stops. How brakes work, though, is a little more complicated than that. It looks something like this.
- First, a brake piston moves along your brake cylinder bore, pressurizing your brake fluid.
- Second, that fluid gets moving down a series of hoses and lines, reaching your brake calipers, which have brake pads installed on them.
- Third, the calipers clamp to corresponding brake rotors.
- Finally, everything rubs together, which generates friction.
This friction is resistance: your car or SUV uses it to slow and stop its wheels and tires. Driving an older Mercedes-Benz model? You may have brake shoes and brake drums to do the job instead. Unfortunately, any type of brake system can go bad. It'll either age and wear out or degrade and break down.
When Do Mercedes-Benz Brakes Need to Be Replaced?
That depends. What part is the problem? To answer that question, it's best to do an inspection and look for signs of brake issues. They include:
- Warning lights on the dash
- Brake shuddering
- Abnormal brake noise
- Pedal trouble, like a pedal that's overly soft or low
- Taking longer to stop, with a corresponding loss of brake grip
- Pulling sideways when braking
- Grinding noise
The last is a symptom of rotor damage, usually indicating your rotors have come into direct contact with your brake calipers because your brake pads have worn out. If you need new brakes, you're in luck. You can buy them right here online, at our auto parts store. We carry only genuine Mercedes-Benz brake parts, too, so they're sure to fit the model you drive. Order now!
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