The right brake repair service and parts can make your vehicle more responsive and safer, no matter where the next adventure might lead. And you’ll find that brake repair service right here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, as well as information and resources on brake service and support.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs Brake Service
When you can recognize signs of brake damage and wear, you’ll be able to schedule repairs and order parts more quickly, so your vehicle can get the service it needs as soon as possible. Here are a few signs that your brakes need service.
Your Dashboard Brake Light Comes On
The dashboard brake light is one of the best indications that your brakes need service. There are many different parts and pieces in your brake system, so the light may indicate a loose part or another easy fix.
Your Brake Pedal Feels Soft
Pay attention to how the brake pedal feels under your foot. If the pedal feels soft or spongey or there is too much give, that typically means there is a leak in the hydraulic system. Either your hydraulic brake fluid levels or low or there is air in the brake hose.
You Hear Grinding or Squealing
When the brake pad begins to wear down, it may be accompanied by a grinding or squealing noise. It may also mean that a part of the braking system has become dislodged and is rubbing against another.
Your Vehicle Pulls When Braking
If you notice that your Mercedes-Benz vehicle pulls to one side when you brake, it’s a good indication that your brakes are wearing down at an uneven rate, typically because of misaligned tires. It may also be due to obstructions in the brake fluid.
At Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality care from the roof to the tires, and we make it easy to order the new parts your vehicle needs. Contact our service center to keep your Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicle cruising — and stopping safely.