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Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inSt. Louis

If you keep any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment today. Our Mercedes-Benz Certified technicians provide expert diagnostics, quick & safe maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. We special service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield when you need quality brake service in St. Louis MO.

Should I replace all 4 rotors?

Typically you will need to do at least 2 rotors at a time. Usually, your Mercedes-Benz front rotors will wear and tear faster than the rear rotors, but this depends on a variety of different factors. Consult Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield for more information by dialing 3145979489 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At MB of Chesterfield our Mercedes-Benz diagnostics are free during every visit.

Mercedes-Benz Brake Fluid

Where does brake fluid come into the equation? The brake fluid or hydraulic fluid is responsible for moving the components of your Mercedes-Benz brake system. Fresh brake fluid is something few people think about, even though it can dramatically affect braking performance. Brake fluid should be changed often. Consult your Mercedes-Benz maintenance manual for information on definite mileage intervals.For any brake comparable questions or concerns, reach out to our Mercedes-Benz experts at Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield. You can even schedule your appointment online.

Can I just replace brake pads and not rotors?

Yes, your Mercedes-Benz rotors will often last longer than your brake pads as long as you replace your pads before doing damage to your calipers or rotors. By not replacing your brake Mercedes-Benz pads in a timely manner you can damage the other components.

How long do Mercedes-Benz brake rotors last?

This depends heavily on the type of rotors, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you're driving. Mercedes-Benz rotors need to be replaced every 30,000 - 80,000 miles depending on the factors above. Consult your Mercedes-Benz maintenance manual for more information. Remember, it's always a good idea to have your entire brake system inspected by a franchise dealer with the proper training to spot potential issues before the cause damage to other components of your Mercedes-Benz brake system. Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 3145979489 or schedule an appointment online today!

How much does a Mercedes-Benz Brake Flush cost?

Proper vehicle inspections and basic maintenance like a brake flush can prevent you from having to deal with costly repairs in the future. Bring your Mercedes-Benz to our dealership to make sure your brake system is operating correctly. We can check your brake pads, fluid levels, rotors, calipers, brackets and everything in your brake system.

Mercedes-Benz Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Wear and tear on your brakes depends greatly on your driving habits and the type of brake pads your Mercedes-Benz has, but usually front brakes wear out before rear breaks at 30,000 - 60,000 miles because they are typically under much less stress.

Why choose Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield for all your Mercedes-Benz brake needs

Most auto repair shops are fine with fixing one issue at a time, but not us. At Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield, our Service Center strives to correctly diagnose/fix your vehicle the earliest time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve every Mercedes-Benz owners and are the immediate location to service your Mercedes-Benz car, truck or SUV in St. Louis and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the immediate appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a hasty multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than contented to help you.

What will my brake service include when I visit Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield?

This can be a more complicated question to answer. Since there are many components to a brake system, there are different items that may be needed for your service. Some vehicles may just need new brake pads, others may need a brake fluid flush, while some may need a resurfacing of rotors and new brake lines due to leaking brake fluid. Depending on the results of the multi-point inspection, your Mercedes-Benz brake service may include:

  • New Brake Rotors / Brake Drums Resurfaced
  • New Brake Hoses/Brake Lines
  • Brake pad Replacement
  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Flush & Brake Fluid Replacement
  • Brake Master Cylinder Replacement
  • Brake Rotor & Brake Caliper Alignment

Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Calipers

The Mercedes-Benz brake system is comprised of the following key components:

  • Rotors also called discs or drums are what your pads grip in order to stop the wheels from spinning. There are many types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let MB of Chesterfield find the best type of brake rotors for your Mercedes-Benz
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Mercedes-Benz rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Brake Hoses carry brake fluid from the brake line to your Mercedes-Benz brake calipers. It's made of rubber and is flexible so that it can move with the suspension. These hoses need to be inspected frequently for cracks and supplemental symptoms of deterioration. Check your Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to retain traction on the road at complete times.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Mercedes-Benz braking system together so it can function correctly.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps prevent grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Parking Brake cable or adjuster is a steel cable used to activate the parking brakes. When the lever is used or pedal depressed, the cable pulls the calipers or drums to activate the parking brake of your Mercedes-Benz.
  • Master cylinder or hydraulic cylinder converts the pressure you put on your Mercedes-Benz brake pedals to function the rest of your brake system by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and applies pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's extremely imperative to retain Mercedes-Benz brake pads fresh by replacing them as the undergo quite a bit of stress every time they are used. Check your Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule for the recommended mileage intervals.

Brake pads consist of two layers: a metal backing plate and a high-friction material that includes rubber, fiber, carbon & other materials. Over time, brake pads wear down and can even start squeaking. This noise is the metal backing plate & the rotor touching, which also acts as a safety measure to let you know your brakes need repair. This can also cause damages to your rotors and, in some cases, can even start warping them. In addition to serving as a "platform" for the friction material, the backing plate also protects the brake caliper from excessive heat buildup.

Brake calipers cover the rotors and contain pistons. The amount of pistons depends on the type of brake system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder forces these pistons to maneuver the brake pads against the disc. The brake caliper will evenly distribute pressure against the brake disc. Generally, the more pistons in a caliper, the more evenly the pressure from the pads is spread onto the brake disc.

What are the signs and symptoms of bad Mercedes-Benz brake rotors or pads?

Just like there are common brake issues, there are very noticeable signs that can indicate the cause of a brake problem. Warning signs include a shaky steering wheel, trouble stopping or a loud metal scraping sound are all indicators that you need to check your Mercedes-Benz brakes. However, there are many other, and less obvious, indicators that your Mercedes-Benz brakes may be showing which you don’t want to ignore.

When do I need to get my brakes inspected? Schedule your appointment with Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield if you experience any of the following:

  • Unusual vibrations, shaking or noises occur during braking
  • It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles. Brake inspections should be at least once a year. (Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield offers a complimentary multi-point inspection every visit)
  • Your Check Engine or Brake Warning Light on your dashboard comes on
  • It takes your vehicle longer distances to stop than normal
  • You have grinding, squeaking or squealing brakes
  • Your vehicle doesn't stay straight when you brake, pulling in either direction
  • Your car is wobbling or rocking when driving at higher speeds
  • You are over the number of miles that Mercedes-Benz recommends between brake fluid exchanges for your vehicle
  • The brake pedal presses farther to the floor than regular or seems light or loose, and even requires more force/pressure than usual

How often do brake rotors need to be replaced?

Mercedes-Benz rotors should be replaced by 70,000 miles but may wear out faster depending on your driving habits and a host of disparate factors. Typically you will need to replace rotors in pairs starting with the front axle of your Mercedes-Benz as they tend to wear out quicker. Schedule an appointment online with Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

Mercedes-Benz Brake Specials near St. Louis

Our Mercedes-Benz team is adequate of diagnosing any problem your vehicle may retain and give you the information you need to make a decision on repairs. No salesmanship, just adequate customer service which is why we are rated the first-rate brake repair shop in OFallon! Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield located near St. Louis is the highest-rated service & repair center in a unique position to help you with all your automotive needs. An industry leader in parts & service, we retain service advisers on standby ready to assist you with diagnostics & repairs.

What is involved in a Brake System Inspection? Checking Mercedes-Benz Brake Parts & Brake Systems

At Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield, we offer a multi-point inspection with every service visit that includes inspecting your Mercedes-Benz brakes, brake pads, rotors, operation, belts, hoses and filters, among other items, not just your brake system. Our mechanics will also look at the following when inspecting your brakes:

  • Brake hoses - problems with the hoses, like cracking or clogs are normal and need normal checking as they can wear over time
  • Brake Operation & Components - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed

How much do new brake pads cost?

Mercedes-Benz brake pads can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired. In some rare cases, they can be even more if the manufacturer requires a specific type of brake pad to be ordered for your Mercedes-Benz. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield today at 3145979489 or schedule your brake service online.

How much do new rotors cost?

It depends on whether you need your Mercedes-Benz rotors replaced or simply resurfaced. As mentioned earlier, since we are clear to order parts directly from Mercedes-Benz we can save you time and money replacing your rotors At Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield we'll retain lone of our Mercedes-Benz technicians inspect your vehicle to give you a recommendation and estimate..

Mercedes-Benz Brake Specials

Not only will you receive a discount on your brake service but you'll also get to enjoy the many perks of doing business with Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield. Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield offers the best prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in St. Louis. We're the highest-rated service department in St. Louis with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for another savings. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 3145979489.

Mercedes-Benz Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Rear brake components typically wear out well after the front brakes due to the level of stress required to slow a vehicle. Some rear brakes can last up to 50,0000 - 80,000 miles, but you should consult your Mercedes-Benz service manual for recommended maintenance intervals for all components. Keep in mind you should always have your service department perform a multipoint inspection which includes inspecting your brake system.

How much does a brake job cost?

Resurfacing rotors is much cheaper than replacing them. Ask us about the possibility of simply resurfacing your Mercedes-Benz rotors rather than replacing them.

Brake pads for a Mercedes-Benz can cost anywhere between $150 per axle and $450 per axle depending on the type of brake pad desired.

Mercedes-Benz Brake rotor replacement can cost anywhere between $300 - $750 for all four rotors to be replaced. This price estimate includes labor and components. At Mercedes-Benz of Chesterfield we keep a assortment of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM components directly from the manufacturer, we are not hard to find components at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our customers unlike non-franchise service centers or Mercedes-Benz brake repair shops. We also specialize in Mercedes-Benz brake repair saving you on labor costs by getting your vehicle's brake job completed in a timely manner.