Brake Service Q & A

Brake Service Q&A At Mercedes-Benz of Denver

Anyone who's driven around Colorado for any length of time knows how important good, working brakes are.

Mercedes-Benz of Denver invites you to learn a little more about your vehicle's brakes and how you can ensure they remain in tip-top condition.

How Long Do Brakes Last?

How long the various parts of your brake system (pads, rotors, calipers, etc.) last depend on a variety of factors. These include:

  • Time Between Brake Service
  • Amount Your Vehicle Is Driven
  • Your Style Of Driving
  • The Terrain Your Vehicle Drives On Regularly

When we talk about your driving style, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I Ride My Brakes?
  • Am I Frequently Involved In Stop-And-Go Driving?
  • Do I Drive On Steeps Hills And Roads With Plenty Of Curves?
  • Do I Regularly Drive In Heavy Traffic?
  • Have I Installed Cheaper, Potentially Sub-Standard Brake Parts?

Answering yes to any of the above questions, can shorten the life of your brakes.

Under ideal conditions, brake pads and rotors should last around 50,000 miles. However, some may only last 25,000 while others may go 75,000 miles. That's why having your brakes checked regularly is so important.

What Are The Warning Signs For Bad Brakes?

Bringing your vehicle in for regular service at Mercedes-Benz of Denver is the best way to avoid brake problems. Nevertheless, here are the warning signs that you may have a brake problem:

  • Brakes Seem Slow To Release Or Feel Spongy
  • You Notice Grinding Or Squeaks When You Apply The Brakes
  • Brakes Are Slow To Grab Or Are Jittery
  • The Brake Warning Light On Your Dashboard Is Lit Or Blinking

If you notice any of these signs, bring your vehicle to Mercedes-Benz of Denver for a check-up immediately.

What Do You Check When I Bring My Vehicle In?

At Mercedes-Benz of Denver, here are all the components of your brake system that we check:

  • Shoes
  • Pads
  • Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Brake Fluid
  • Brake Pedal
  • Master Cylinder
  • Power Brake Booster
  • Anti-Lock Brake Sensors
  • More

Should one or more of those components need adjustment or replacement, rest assured our dedicated team of factory-trained service technicians can correct any problems and keep your brakes in perfect working condition.

Have Your Brakes Inspected Today At Mercedes-Benz Of Denver

Whether it's a comprehensive inspection or in-depth repair work, our goal at Mercedes-Benz of Denver is to keep you safe on the roads of Colorado. If you feel you need your brakes inspected, fill out the form and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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