Mercedes Benz 190D Brake Pad Set
Signs That Your Mercedes Benz 190d Brake Pad Set Has Gone Bad
Your car's engine is important in keeping your vehicle in motion, but the brake pads are essential in making sure that your car stops when it should. Your Mercedes Benz 190d brake pad set is efficient in keeping you and other people safe on the road. However, it has its limitations. Here are some problems you might have with your brake pad set and what you should do about it:
Car goes too far before stopping
When trying to reduce speed, you feel that the brakes have become weak. No matter how hard you step down on the pedals, you feel very little grip and your vehicle travels far before stopping completely. This problem might be due to worn-out brake pads on your car. Exhausted brake pads do not offer sufficient grip, which is very dangerous especially when there are plenty of pedestrians or motorists on the road. If you feel the pedals have become squishy, check your brake pads for signs of wear and tear. Brake pads easily wear out when they overheat-an incident that is very common among brake pads of cheaper quality.
Vibration upon braking could be due to a number of reasons. It could be due to warped rotors or bad brake calipers. However, the most common culprit for this is worn-out brake pads. If you've ruled out the other possible causes, check if the brake pads have thinned out. Replace used-up brake pads, as they are no longer efficient in providing friction upon braking.
The squeaking sound you hear upon braking is a warning that your brake pads might be worn out. Most brake pads come with a wear indicator that produces a high-pitched noise when you drive your vehicle at low speed. Check your brake pads for signs of wearing out-if you notice that the groove at the center of the pads is tattered (even if not all the way through), you need to remove the old brake pads and replace them with new ones.
Vehicle pulls to one side
There are two reasons why vehicles would pull to one side upon braking: damaged brake disc or bad brake pads. If you've ruled out a brake disc problem and the pulling issue still exists, it might be a good idea to replace your brake pads with a high-quality pair. This helps your vehicle brake evenly and smoothly.