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Signs You Need New Brakes For Your Mercedes-Benz

Having brakes that are responsive and reliable is arguably the single most important factor in keeping you safe while you’re on the roads.

All brakes, and especially those made by a high-end company like Mercedes-Benz, are made to last as long as possible, but they still won’t last forever. You should always be aware of the different warning signs that your brakes are failing, so you can replace them and stay as safe as possible. 

We’ll go over some of the most common signs that your Mercedes-Benz brakes aren’t working as well as they should and what to do if your brakes are broken. 

Brake Lights

The most obvious indicator of something wrong with your Mercedes-Benz brakes is if the brake light lights up on your dashboard. The brake light is part of a monitoring system that keeps track of your brakes to ensure they are running optimally. 

If the brake light comes on, something is wrong with a part of your car’s braking system. You should avoid driving your car if possible and have someone check your brakes as soon as possible. 

Unusual Noises

There are a number of different types of abnormal sounds that can indicate that your brakes are not working as they should. 

One such sound is a deep rumbling or grinding sound. Some manufacturers include small metal ridges or deep grooves underneath brake pads, so you will hear and feel that it’s almost time for a change when your brakes have worn down. 

If your brakes have gotten to this point, you’ll want to replace them quickly before the metallic base of your brake pad and metal rotor start grinding against each other and cause lasting damage to your car. 

The other common noise is a more high-pitched squeak or squeal. Sometimes this sound is not a huge deal. It is common when dealing with cold and wet weather. However, if the sound persists regularly and in different types of conditions, then it’s likely a sign you need to check your brake pads. 

Pulling to One Side

When you’re braking, if the front of your car feels like it’s “pulling” to either side, that is another common indicator that something is wrong with the brakes. 

When your brake pads deteriorate at different rates, they may affect each wheel differently. If one wheel is braking much quicker than another, it may lead to “pulling”, which is not only a sign that you need to update your brakes, but also can be very dangerous, and you should address the issue as quickly as possible. 

Fixing Your Brakes With Adsitco

Many factors affect how long your brakes work, such as the quality of the brake parts you use and your driving habits. However, everyone will eventually need to get a new brake system. 

When you do, you’ll want the best parts at the best prices to get your Mercedes safely back on the road as soon as possible. At Adsitco, we have all the parts you could need for your brake system. From boosters to calipers, brake pads to rotors, fluid pumps to wear sensors, we’ve got it. 
Just check out our enormous online catalog to see our wide selection of offerings of parts. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our team of dedicated Mercedes experts and we’ll help you out as soon as possible.

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