MERCEDES BRAKE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS

Mercedes Brake Service

Buying or leasing a brand new Mercedes has several perks, including covered maintenance. However, many of the “regular scheduled Maintenance” tasks do not include Mercedes brake service. Mercedes maintenance, including brake service, doesn’t have to be as daunting as some believe, especially if you find a reputable Mercedes repair shop like Auto Works of Brandon, to manage all of your maintenance and repair needs. Some may argue that brakes are brakes and one place is as good as any other, but that is simply not the case. If Mercedes Benz was like every other car, they wouldn’t require specialized certifications for technicians providing maintenance and repair services. All of the technicians at Auto Works of Brandon are ASE-certified in Mercedes maintenance and repair and our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment helps us to identify and fix any problems we find to get you back on the road fast.

According to Mercedes-Benz USA, the recommended interval for Mercedes service in 2010 models and newer is 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. There are 2 alternating maintenance schedules to be followed and they alternate every interval cycle. The schedules are as follows:

Schedule A

  • Synthetic motor oil replacement
  • Oil filter replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter

Schedule B

  • Synthetic motor oil replacement
  • Oil filter replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections
  • Tire inflation check and correction
  • Brake component inspection
  • Reset maintenance counter
    • Cabin dust / Combination filter replacement
    • Brake Fluid Exchange

* Tire Rotation is also recommended every 5,000 miles and this allows for a comprehensive visual inspection, balancing to alleviate any undue stress on your steering system and even wear on your tires to extend their life.

Where the recommended maintenance schedules allow for brake inspections, a crucial component of early detection, they don’t mention replacement of vital brake system parts.

If you hear screeching, squealing or grinding sounds and you find yourself between the scheduled Mercedes maintenance visits, it is very important that you get your vehicle into the shop for an immediate check. A delay in addressing the warning signs your car gives you, could cost you hundreds in repairs, whereas a prompt response could result in minimal expense. For instance, the onset of a squealing sound could signify that your brake pads need to be replaced and your rotors require turning. But delaying a visit to the shop results in additional and excessive wear to your brake pads, potentially causing subsequent wear to the rotors. This could yield a more costly repair as the rotors may then require replacement, instead of a simple adjustment. It is always less costly to maintain a high-performance vehicle than it is to repair problems that result from irregular service visits.

Auto Works of Brandon is a Gold Seal Award-winning ASE-certified shop with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and Mercedes-certified technicians available to meet your needs. When it comes to recommended scheduled maintenance, they follow the standards laid out by the manufacturer, but they are always prepared to troubleshoot if problems arise between maintenance visits. Their recommendations are always based on the best interest of the customer and their strong desire to earn their client’s trust. With a BBB A+ rating and 14 years in business without a customer complaint, they have the experience to service and maintain your Mercedes-Benz with excellence.

Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Drive
Brandon, FL 33511

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