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When to replace your brakes?

With all the stop-and-go summer traffic, be sure to have your brakes working properly, and have them checked out before you head out on the road. Here are some common symptoms of worn out brake pads:

Brake Wear Notification
  1. Low brake pad warning light is on - Not all vehicles are equipped with this system, but if yours is, this dashboard indicator light will likely be the first signal it’s time to replace your brake pads. Note: In these cases you will also need to replace the brake sensors as a service.

  2. Brakes start to squeal regularly - This is often one of the first signs of worn brake pads and is caused by a metallic piece built into brake pads for this exact purpose. This part contacts the brake rotor directly to make a squealing or whining noise when the pads are low. Note: After rain or damp weather, your brakes may make a similar sound, but unless the brakes pads are truly worn out, the sound should go away after a short time driving.

  3. Brakes make loud grinding noise - If not addressed early enough, your brake pads may get so worn down that the metal backing plate of the pad grinds against the metal rotor. This grinding can cause extra damage to your brake system, so it should be repaired as soon as possible.

Proper brake maintenance and service is necessary in providing you peace of mind and safety on the road when driving. Our factory-certified technicians have extensive knowledge about brake services including front and rear brake service, brake pads and rotors replacement, inspection of brake system and changing brake fluid. Our factory approved parts ensure your vehicle is operating with a brake system specifically designed for optimum performance.

Call AutoLabPro 848-218-4169 your local Mercedes Benz workshop and schedule your appointment today!

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