Mercedes-Benz of Roanoke Brake Service

Our service center technicians are brake experts whose number-one priority is ensuring top-notch safety for every one of our valued customers. They will perform a thorough brake inspection on your vehicle and offer assessments and recommendations you can trust. You can also count on the quality of the work we do, as well as our efficiency, thoroughness, and reasonable prices.

Easy & Affordable Brake Service Near Salem, VA

If you were asked to name your vehicle’s most important safety feature, you might think first of the tech-savvy bundle of protective systems your salesperson pointed out to you when you bought your car: collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and the like.

While those are good selling points for a modern vehicle, the fact remains that the most important safety feature on any car is also one of the simplest: the brakes.

Without fully functioning brakes, all of those other features won’t help you much when you’re cruising the highways and byways of Roanoke, Salem, and Christiansburg. So you owe it to yourself and your passengers to keep your brakes at the top of their game with expert brake service at Mercedes-Benz of Roanoke.

Factory Brake Pads vs. Aftermarket Brake Pads

Genuine Mercedes-Benz brake pads are made specifically for your Mercedes-Benz model and specifications. They have been tested by the manufacturer to perform best for the safety of your Mercedes-Benz. Aftermarket brake pads may be made of a harder, low-quality material, which will result in premature wear to the rotors, produce squeaks and squeals, and may not live up to the standards of stopping distance and safety that genuine factory parts provide. This could mean the difference between a close call and serious accident should they need to be put to the test.

What Impacts the Life of your Brakes?

Just like your fuel economy changes depending on how, where, and when you drive, the life of your Mercedes-Benz brake pads changes depending on the following conditions:

  • Your Driving Habits: If you brake suddenly and often when driving around Syosset, instead of gently pressing down on the brake pedal, or if you ride the brakes instead of coasting softly to a stop, your brake pads won’t last very long.
  • Brake Material: Carbon-ceramic brakes tend to last longer than standard metal brakes, but they also cost a bit more. If you don’t know if your brakes are carbon-ceramic, ask our service technicians.
  • Environment: Driving in the inner city usually means more traffic and traffic lights, so you’ll have to brake more often. Driving on the highway usually means you get longer brake life than when driving in the city.

How Do You Know If Your Brakes Need Service?

While your best rule of thumb when it comes to auto maintenance is to trust your gut, there are some common signs and symptoms of brakes that need attention. Among them:

  • Decreased brake responsiveness (sometimes referred to as a “squishy” brake pedal)
  • Squealing, screeching, or squeaking sounds
  • Shaking or vibrating
  • Grinding sound or sensation

If you notice any of these symptoms, a brake check is in order – and possibly an adjustment, repair, or parts replacement. At the very least, having your brakes inspected at Mercedes-Benz of Roanoke will increase your peace of mind. And while you’ll find that our services are amazingly affordable, you can’t put a price on that.

Budget-Friendly Brake Service in Roanoke

Too many drivers put off taking their vehicles in for service because they don’t want to spend the time or money. Lucky for those in and around Salem, Christiansburg, and Blacksburg, VA, Mercedes-Benz of Roanoke is at your service and ready to show you how quick, easy, and affordable it can be to keep your car at the top of its game!

We strive to make auto service convenient and budget-friendly so that you won’t have any excuses to avoid getting your car the care it needs. So, what’s stopping you? Schedule brake service at our auto care facility today, and be sure to check out our valuable service and parts specials.

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