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Does Your Mercedes-Benz Need Brake Repair In Alhambra Or Azusa?

Brake pads are made to wear out over time, so getting them replaced is a necessity. You should always follow the Mercedes 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.

We know you have a Mercedes so you can drive a reliable performance car with luxury. Many times when that happens you have let’s say an aggressive driving style.

Driving habits can greatly affect the condition of your brakes and when you should replace them. As an example, if you tend to brake hard and stop abruptly frequently, this can lead to more worn-out brake pads.

Driving through the streets of Alhambra or Azusa, with lots of stops and go traffic can wear out the brake pads more quickly as you are using them more often. However, if most of your driving is commuting of the 605, the 10 or the famous Interstate 5. When it does not stop and go traffic, your brake pads will last much longer.

The material and hardness of your brake pads can also affect how long they will last. Our technicians at Y Tire & Auto Repair will be able to find just the right pair of brake pads for your vehicle.

 

How Often Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

If you’re unsure about when to get your brake pads replaced, it’s best to have the brakes on your vehicle inspected for the most accurate assessment. Also, you should ask the technician to check your brake pads every time that you bring your vehicle in for an oil change or tire rotation.

It only takes them a few minutes and could save you a headache down the road. If you notice any abnormal sounds with your brakes, such as squealing or a scraping noise, bring the vehicle in immediately for an inspection. Another sign that brakes need attention is if your vehicle shakes while you brake. This could be a sign of warped rotors, which can also be assessed at our Azusa or Alhambra location.

 

How Can I Tell If My Brakes Are Going Bad?

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.

Schedule Brake Service At Y Tire & Auto Repair!

Brake replacement is something you need to do regularly to ensure proper braking of your vehicle. We are more than qualified to inspect your entire Mercedes, all the way down to replacing 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 for a check-up or make an appointment to get your brakes serviced today. We look forward to seeing you!

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