How often should I change my brake fluid?
Mercedes-Benz recommends that a brake fluid flush be performed every 2 years, or 20,000 miles. Sometimes it may be necessary to flush your brake fluid even more often depending on climate conditions. Moisture (water) is your brake fluids worst enemy.
The brake system in a Mercedes-Benz consists of an interconnected array of components which operate with precision, speed and often extreme force over a wide range of operating temperatures and environmental conditions.
From the brake calipers at each wheel, to under hood components such as the master cylinder and pump for Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESP), the brake system contains complex parts that rely on brake fluid to perform their hydraulic tasks.
Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic which means it tends to absorb moisture with age. This moisture consequentially creates corrosion within internal brake components and decreases the boiling point of the brake fluid, thereby reducing braking effectiveness.
A brake fluid flush/bleed is relatively inexpensive so call us today to schedule your next service.