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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 Tampa we have a alter of brake specials & coupons to save you money! Because we are supplied OEM components directly from the manufacturer, we are able to find components at wholesale prices and pass those savings to our clients 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.

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 Tampa if you experience any of the following:

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

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

At Mercedes-Benz of Tampa, 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 typical and need routine checking as they can wear over time
  • Rotors / Brake Drums - determining if resurfacing or replacement is needed
  • Cylinders - check wheel cylinders & brake master cylinder for function
  • Brake Operation & Parts - such as Brake Pad Thickness & hardware for wear and tear
  • Brake Fluid - Checking brake fluid levels, color and signs of and brake fluid leaks

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 consistently. Consult your Mercedes-Benz maintenance manual for information on definitive mileage intervals.For any brake comparable questions or concerns, reach out to our Mercedes-Benz veterans at Mercedes-Benz of Tampa. You can even schedule your appointment online.

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 divergent elements. Consistently 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 Tampa to get a free multipoint inspection on your entire brake system.

Mercedes-Benz of Tampa has the best brake mechanics & brake repair inTampa

Contact Mercedes-Benz of Tampa when you need quality brake service in Tampa FL. We offer service and repair for brake pads, calipers, rotors, brake lines, master cylinder, brake fluid flush, and much more. Our Mercedes-Benz Certified technicians serve expert diagnostics, fast & reliable maintenance & brake repair for your vehicle. If you have any questions about brake squealing or brake issues please reach out to our team. You can also click here to Schedule your service appointment at this moment.

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.

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 countless types of brake rotors (Blank or "smooth" rotors, Cross-drilled rotors, slotted, drilled and slotted). Let Mercedes-Benz of Tampa find the first-rate type of brake rotors for your Mercedes-Benz
  • 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.
  • Brake Calipers squeeze the brake pads up against your Mercedes-Benz rotors to slow or stop your vehicle.
  • Anti-lock Braking System pump and computer allows your vehicle to keep traction on the road at all times.
  • Brake pads or shoes are the components that physically makes contact with your brake rotor and apply pressure or friction to slow and stop your wheels from turning. It's remarkably innate to keep 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat Shield or dust shield helps stop grime buildup thereby extending the life of your brake system.
  • Backing plate & return spring holds your Mercedes-Benz braking system together so it can function accurately.
  • 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 commonly for cracks and added symptoms of deterioration. Check your Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule for more information on when your hoses should be replaced.

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.

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 Tampa offers a variety of brake specials including free diagnostics. Call us at 8135438419 or schedule an appointment online today!

Mercedes-Benz Brake Specials

You can find one of our many brake specials above and schedule your appointment online for added savings. We're the highest-rated service department in Tampa with factory-trained technicians, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, rental cars, Lyft Service Shuttle On Demand, and more! 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 Tampa. Mercedes-Benz of Tampa offers the finest prices on brake service, brake pad replacement, and rotor resurfacing or replacement in Tampa. So browse our special offers including free standard diagnostics and book your service online today or call us at 8135438419.

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 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 definite to order parts directly from Mercedes-Benz we can save you time and money replacing your rotors At Mercedes-Benz of Tampa we'll have one of our Mercedes-Benz technicians investigate your car to give you a recommendation and estimate..

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 Tampa 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 Tampa, our Service Center strives to accurately diagnose/fix your vehicle the first time. This saves you hours at the dealership, money on unnecessary repairs or unneeded auto repair. We are proud to serve all Mercedes-Benz owners and are the best location to service your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, truck or SUV in Tampa and the greater metro area. Contact our Service Center today to schedule your service appointment or to find the shop hours for the best appointment time for you or visit the store. Even if it's just for a beneficial multi-point inspection or alignment check, our team will be more than elated to help you.

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

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:

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

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 Tampa for more information by dialing 8135438419 and ask for a multipoint inspection of your entire braking system. At Mercedes-Benz of Tampa our Mercedes-Benz diagnostics are free during every visit.

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 Tampa today at 8135438419 or schedule your brake service online.

Mercedes-Benz Brake Specials near Tampa

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

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.

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