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July 24, 2019

Braking News!

Let’s talk a bit about Brakes. Such a critical system on our vehicles, and with cars getting faster and faster, the maintenance of such system is of vital importance.

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Most Mercedes-Benz vehicles have brake warning systems to give you a heads up on brake pad wear, and when the pads are replaced, these wear sensors have to be replaced as well or else the wear light will stay on.

When selecting Brake Pads, it is very important to not just take the cheapest brand on the market, as the compound normally ends up being too soft or too hard. If the Brake Pad is too soft, it will wear prematurely, and if it is too hard, it will wear down the discs quickly and it will also be noisy. Stick to only the best brand – German Imported Brake Pads for your Mercedes-Benz.

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Brake Discs are also very important and also has a Brake Wear Limit. When below a certain thickness, they have to be replaced, otherwise they can affect the life of the brake pads and also won’t dissipate heat in the same manner and it will run too hot, causing excessive heat in the pads, glazing them, also causing heat in the Brake Fluid which can cause brake fade. For this same reason it is never advised to Skim a Brake Disc.

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Brake Fluid also have a service life, due to the fact that they are hygroscopic – meaning it absorbs water and as the water gets into the system, it will cause sponge brakes and rust in the brake system lines. Brake Fluid should be replaced every two to three years.

At the end of the day, looking after your brakes, can make you feel more safe when you have to step on them, and you can rest assured that they will work correctly.

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