Brakes are the single-most important part of your car. Without brakes to stop, all other components would be too dangerous to operate on city streets. With Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert, you can keep up on your brakes' health with regular inspections and service from our service department.
When your vehicle needs brake service, generally that means the brake pads need to be replaced. The pads are attached to a caliper that applies and releases pressure on the disc rotor. When the pads wear down overtime, they not only can start to make a loud screeching noise but could damage the disc rotor or more if neglected.
How long do brake pads last?
Brake pad life varies between OEM brands, the vehicle driven and the style of driving performed. A driver that brakes hard will have to replace their brake pads more often as will drivers that continually stop and go. However, for Mercedes-Benz models, generally brake pads can last up to 40,000 miles. For your specific vehicle's brakes, contact our service department for a replacement recommendation.
How do you know if your brakes need service?
Sometimes, it can be hard to determine when certain parts of your vehicle need service until it's too late. Things like tire rotations and oil changes are harder to determine if you don't have the sticker in your windshield to remind you of needed maintenance. Your brakes however, are easier to diagnose.
Your brakes will alert you to needed service through the feel and sound of your car while you drive. If your vehicle begins to vibrate while you drive, takes more force on the brake to come to a stop or starts to make a high pitch noise when braking, your vehicle needs brake service.
No fear, scheduling an appointment is easy with Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert. By filling out a short form on our service page, you can get set up with the earliest available appointment to get you back on the road as soon as possible.