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Mercedes-Benz Brake Repair and Replacement Sarasota

When Should You Replace The Brakes On Your Mercedes-Benz?

When you drive a Mercedes-Benz, you drive a sleek beautiful sports car masquerading as a prim and proper sedan. Because of the impressive performance of the Mercedes-Benz brand, it’s essential to pay attention to your brake needs. At Jesse’s Garage, the top Sarasota mechanic near you, we specialize in Mercedes-Benz brake repair and replacement. 

We have the experience and expertise to deal with any issue your Mercedes-Benz could be dealing with, including braking issues. We offer complete brake replacement services, from brake pads, rotors, and calibers to entire braking systems if necessary. 

How Often Do Mercedes Brakes Need to Be Replaced?

Every driver is different; their driving habits are unique. Because of this, the range of time for which you need to replace your brakes can vary. Generally speaking, Mercedes brake pads typically last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles. At this point, you would be looking to go to your local Mercedes mechanic for a brake replacement. 

When Do You Need To Replace The Brakes on Your Mercedes-Benz?

Because the mile range for a brake replacement is so wide, depending on the driving habits of the individual driver, it can be difficult to know when it is time to replace your brakes fully. Some signs to pay attention to include the following;

  • Scraping or Whining Sound – Mercedes steel brake pads have a wear indicator built into them. When your brakes have been reduced to about 25%, a little metal bracket becomes exposed. This starts rubbing against the brake pad as you stop. Your warning is that you must come to an experienced mechanic for a brake replacement sooner than later.
  • Soft Braking – Your brake pedal can act as a guide when your brakes need to be replaced. If you have to press your foot down much further to the floor for braking performance, or if there is vibrating or jittering in the pedal when you press your foot down, it’s probably time for a replacement.
  • Low Brake Pad Thickness – Standard Mercedes-Benz brake pads come at a 12-millimeter thickness; as you brake, that metal slowly wears away. Anything less than 3 millimeters is considered low brake pad thickness and time for a brake replacement job.  
  • Brake Light On your Dashboard – If you ignore the scraping sound of your brakes or a soft brake pedal while coming to a stop at stoplights, eventually, the brake light will come on on your dashboard. When this light comes on, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with your trusted Mercedes-Benz brake repair specialist near you. 

What Kind Of Brakes Do Mercedes Use?

Your braking system is one of the most important elements to using your Mercedes-Benz safely. Because of this, it is vital to use the proper brakes when having them replaced. There are several high-quality brands of brakes, including Brembo, Bosch, and Akebono, amongst others. If you are looking for a brake replacement for your Mercedes-Benz near you, speak with one of our experienced technicians about what they would recommend for your vehicle. 

Another thing to note regarding Mercedes braking systems, in 2014, Mercedes also began offering the option of ceramic brake pads. These have the advantage of basically never wearing down or needing to be replaced; their disadvantage, however, is that the rotors do need to be replaced around the 100,000-mile mark, and that is an expensive job running around $15,000. 

Bring Your Mercedes-Benz Into Your Top Sarasota Mechanic For Routine Check-Ups

The old saying, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ might never be truer for anything more than your vehicle. Bringing your vehicle to a trusted local mechanic near you for a tune-up can save you time and money. When you bring your Mercedes-Benz to Jesse’s Garage we can give you a full rundown of all issues that could be presenting themselves, whether that be your brakes, suspension, or something else, and help you take care of them before they become major problems. If you live in the Sarasota area, book your appointment for routine Mercedes-Benz maintenance at Jesse’s Garage today. 941-914-2202.

And Check Out What Our Clients Have To Say About Us:

“We just moved to the Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch area and had a problem with my 2008 CLK 550. I called and spoke with Jessie who was very polite and knowledgeable. Took the time on our 1st conversation to run through possible answers to having an engine misfire. I made an appointment and brought the car into the shop and received one of the best diagnostic reports I have ever seen. I’ve owned Mercedes for 20+ years and have never seen the level of service and customer care before. They listened to what I wanted to do and followed through. If you are looking for honest, professional, on-time service this is the place. Also very sensitive to keeping the car clean and disinfected in this CV-19 scare. Great job!”

Peter V.
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