Brake Service FAQ Page
You may be familiar with certain services that your car will require over time and unfamiliar with other services. Understanding what it is your vehicle needs and knowing when to deliver this care is an important part of ownership. Our Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead team created this brake service FAQ overview in an effort to keep local drivers more informed.
Our certified technicians hear the following questions often, so we figured a helpful layout of them in one convenient location would help folks around Peoria, AZ, better care for their models!
How Often Do My Brakes Need to Be Serviced?
The easiest way to stay on top of brake service is to have certified technicians inspect the brakes during your routine visits to the shop. So, if you come by our service facility for an oil change or tire rotation, our team will look over various aspects of your vehicle, such as the brakes, to determine if service is required.
Otherwise, most brake services will occur every 20,000 miles at the earliest or every 50,000 miles at the latest.
What Type of Brake Services Will My Car Require?
The most common brake services are part replacements. The most common parts that require replacement are the brake pads and the brake rotors.
The pads typically last around 20,000 to 30,000 miles, while the rotors can often last up to 50,000 miles. The size of your pads and rotors as well as factors, such as your driving habits and the type of model you own, will influence when these parts need to be swapped out.
How Long Does Brake Service Take?
The inspection of your brakes during routine visits will take almost no time at all, as it’s usually a visual inspection where our technicians quickly look for signs of wear and tear. If your model does require a replacement of the pads and rotors, the process will still be quick, likely only taking 45 minutes to an hour. We’re able to pull parts from our extensive parts center to match the required fit for your vehicle.
How Do I Know My Brakes Need Service?
You’ll be able to tell when your model requires brake service because the brakes will begin to perform oddly on the open road. For example, it may take your car a longer distance to come to a complete stop if your pads or rotors are beginning to wear down.
You might also hear odd noises from your brakes as you attempt to decelerate if the brakes are worn. Finally, if your brake pedal is squishy and isn’t responding to your inputs with the usual eagerness, it could be a sign that brake service is required.
No Reason to Wait. Have Your Brakes Serviced Nearby!
If you believe your brakes need to be serviced or even if you just want to have them inspected for greater peace of mind while driving around Peoria, Arizona, then consider booking a visit to our Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead Service Center online!