8 Tips to Ensure your Mercedes Brakes Do Not Fail:Mercedes Repair Houston
- Keep the hydraulic reservoir at the proper level with the fluid type recommended by Mercedes. Never substitute or mix types of fluid. Remember also that hydraulic fluid absorbs water. Never use old hydraulic fluid – always use a fresh container.
- Keep brakes clean by washing them off at the same time as your car. This keeps squeaky dust and dirt off the pads and makes brakes easier to inspect and work on.
- Never spray, touch or drip any oil or lubricants on the brake friction surfaces. If this occurs, spray immediately with brake cleaner to remove completely.
- There are no quick fixes or shortcuts to Mercedes brake issues. They either function correctly or they do not. Comprehend your Mercedes brake system – how it works, feels, and sounds – prior to it acting up – that way you will know for certain things have changed for the worse.
- Mercedes-Benz vehicle do not have rotors that can be resurfaced to remove imperfections. They do not have any extra thickness available to be “turned”. They have to be replaced along with the brake pads.
- Be sure to keep a repair log with receipts for any service done to your Mercedes. It is a nice gauge of performance and an excellent indicator of future issues.
- When the pads are replaced, the hydraulic system needs to be bled to eliminate any air bubbles. J&T Automotive’s Mercedes technicians recommend changing the fluid when pads are replaced. If you’re unsure of the proper technique for bleeding the hydraulic system, don’t perform the job yourself. Seek help from a J&T Automotive Mercedes expert today, ABS equipped vehicles must be bled only by trained professionals.
- Often, noises are associated with your brake pads. However, when replacing pads, you must also replace the sensors and earnestly contemplate replacing the rotors together with the pads.