2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

How Often Should I Change the Brake Fluid in My Mercedes-Benz?

Our service experts recommend you change the brake fluid in your Mercedes-Benz every 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. This may change depending on your driving style as well as the types of brakes your model uses. One way to make sure everything is functioning properly is to check your brake fluid regularly, which will help you stay safe on Los Angeles roads and beyond. Learn more about the brake fluid exchange, Mercedes-Benz brakes, and more with our service center in Arcadia.



Why Does Brake Fluid Need to Be Changed?

Does brake fluid need to be changed and is this covered under Mercedes-Benz Service B? Yes! The following are just a few reasons why this brake fluid exchange is important:

  • Brake fluid attracts moisture, which can cause corrosion on your brakes over time.
  • When brake fluid ages, it becomes contaminated with small particles that can damage brake-related systems.
  • Systems like ABS and traction control generate heat when they activate, which can shorten the lifespan of your brake fluid.

What Does Brake Fluid Do and How Can I Check it?

Feel like it might be time to replace the brake fluid exchange in your Mercedes-Benz? Wondering what brake fluid does on Pasadena drives? We can help. Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps with the movement of the brake pedal. It also helps lubricate the braking system. If you would like to learn how to check your brake fluid at home in order to better understand when it needs replaced, follow these steps:

3 Steps to Check Brake Fluid

  1. Locate your vehicle’s brake fluid reservoir on the master cylinder under the hood. Check your owner’s manual to find the exact location.
  2. On the outside of the reservoir you should see “minimum” and “maximum” lines. Check the brake fluid against these lines. If the brake fluid is closer to the minimum line, it’s time for a brake fluid replacement or brake service.
  3. Take a look at the color of the brake fluid. If it’s dark brown or black and looks more like oil, you’ll need a brake fluid flush.

Brake Fluid Service Intervals

We recommend having your Mercedes-Benz brake fluid checked with each oil change, or at least once a year. Though, as mentioned above, this does depend on the vehicle, your driving habits, and driving conditions in Alhambra. When the time comes for Mercedes-Benz Service B, make an appointment with our service center and we can check this for you. As well as help you learn more about the brake fluid exchange cost, Mercedes-Benz oil filter replacements, and more.

Trust the Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia Service Team with Brake Service

Save more on services for your Mercedes-Benz brakes and more using our service specials online! Looking to learn more about the brake fluid exchange cost, Mercedes-Benz tire repair, the Mercedes-Benz warranty, Mercedes-Benz Service B, and more? Contact our team!

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