Do You Need Brake Repair?
Brake pads are made to wear out over time, so getting them replaced is a necessity. You should always follow the manufacturer's guidelines, as the mileage of when to get your brake pads changed depends on your vehicle. It can also vary based on how you drive, the type of vehicle, and the conditions you're driving in.
Driving habits can greatly affect the condition of your brakes and when you should replace them. For instance, if you tend to brake hard and stop abruptly frequently, this can lead to more worn-out brake pads. Driving in the city, with lots of stop and go traffic, can also wear out the brake pads more quickly as you are using them more often. The material and hardness of your brake pads can also affect how long they will last. Our technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth will be able to find just the right pair of brake pads for your vehicle.
When Do I Need to Schedule a Brake Service?
Often brakes will make abnormal sounds when they need servicing. It's always best to have your brakes inspected by a professional as soon as you suspect something is amiss. Here's a list of some common sounds you might hear when your brakes start to go bad.
If when you apply the brakes you hear or feel:
- A high-pitched squeal
- A grinding or a hard growl
- A general squeaking when you stop
- Pulsation in the pedal
- Low initial brake bite when applying pedal pressure
- Steering wheel movement when braking
It may be time to have your brakes investigated by a trained professional. Our service professionals at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth can inspect the condition of your vehicle's brake system.
Schedule Brake Service At Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth
Brake replacement is something you need to do regularly to ensure proper braking of your vehicle. The service center at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth is more than qualified to inspect or replace your brake pads. We can diagnose when your brakes have gone bad, and make sure you get the right pads on your vehicle. Contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Portsmouth for a diagnoses or make an appointment to get your brakes serviced today. We look forward to seeing you at our Service Center!