The Single Most Important Safety System In Your Car

March 6th, 2018 by

Quick. What’s the single most important safety feature in your truck, car, van, SUV or crossover? If you said “brakes,” you’re right! Your brakes make it possible to slow down or stop at a moment’s notice and can help you avoid an accident. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your brakes are in optimum working order at all times.

 

Your brakes should be inspected on a regular basis. In fact, it’s a good idea to have your mechanic check them every time you get an oil change or tire rotation. Your mechanic will perform an actual visual inspection and measure the thickness of pads and shoes. They will also check your rotors for run out and hot spots, check your hardware to make sure it’s all performing properly and make sure there’s no leaking from brake lines and the brake master cylinder. They’ll also check the level and condition of your brake fluid, inspect calipers for wear and look for proper routing and placement of the brake and anti-lock sensors. Yes, it’s a lot of work, but your safety is worth it!

 

Every one of these components need to be in good working order for your vehicle to have 100% brake system effectiveness while you’re driving. For example, if your brake fluid has gotten contaminated over time with absorption of copper and moisture, it can decrease the effectiveness of the hydraulics within your brake system. This can cause your brake pedal to be much less responsive and cause a slight delay or reduction in braking power. Not a good thing!

 

If your brakes aren’t working as well as they used to, bring your vehicle to Mercedes-Benz Brampton, the #1 Mercedes-Benz Ontario dealership. Our factory-trained technicians will inspect your brakes and provide you with guidance about what maintenance may be required. As the top Mercedes CA location, you can trust us to take care of your Mercedes-Benz!

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