Mercedes-Benz Brake Repair
No matter what kind of car you drive, it will need routine brake system maintenance and brake repair at some point. If that vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz, you want to be sure you get special attention. Carmine’s Import Service is your reputable, friendly service provider in Kernersville, North Carolina. We are located at 318 W Mountain Street, near US 421 and convenient to Interstate 40, making us easily accessible for anyone in the Triad area. Call us at 336-993-5506 to schedule an appointment and make us your local dealership alternative.
Routine Maintenance Schedule
Every car performs better and lasts longer with a sound maintenance routine, and your prized Mercedes-Benz is no different. The manufacturer recommends brake inspections in conjunction with your general auto check-up. Points of inspection include checking brake fluid, hoses, pads and hardware, rotors, and cylinders. Watching for early signs of wear or problems allows for easier, less expensive repairs and helps ensure occupant safety.
The Warning Signs
In addition to getting routine brake inspections, be mindful of any potential warning signs that could indicate the need for brake repair. Have you started hearing odd noises like grinding, squealing, or squeaking, particularly when you apply brakes? Does your Mercedes-Benz seem to wobble when you reach higher speeds, or does it shake when you’re braking? Has the dashboard brake warning illuminated? Do you need more distance than before to stop the car? Has it been a great number of miles since your last brake check? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your brakes might need attention. Have our professionals check, service, and/or repair your braking system before the issues compound or you find yourself in a dangerous situation.
Avoid Common Brake Problems
Everyone knows Mercedes-Benz has a stellar reputation for style, quality, and longevity. As with any manufacturer, however, there are a few known issues that seem to occur more frequently than expected in the vehicle line. If you own a GL (the larger SUV), you may notice a phenomenon with the front brakes that causes major vibration in your car and noise that is noticeable in the passenger cabin. You could even experience reduced braking ability. The CLS (second generation) is prone to sticking brakes. Drivers have complained that the brakes don’t release quickly when they let off the brake pedal from a stop, causing a pop or hiss as they try to accelerate. The good news is that this does not impact your ability to stop. The bad news is that repeated occurrences can cause brake wear, including warped rotors. If you encounter these or any other braking concerns, or if it’s simply time for general service, you can skip the additional time and cost of the dealership. If you’re in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, or High Point areas, Carmine’s Import Service in Kernersville, North Carolina, is your stop for brake repair. Call us at 336-993-5506 to schedule an appointment.