Mercedes- Benz Brake Service Information in Lake Bluff Illinois

Your Mercedes-Benz's brakes are its most important safety system. They are possibly its hardest working feature.  Brakes are not only responsible for stopping the car in an emergency. They communicate with the steering system, engine, four-wheel-drive system and the anti-lock braking system and create traction and stability control. This is of crucial importance on rainy days, when off-road or when you would very much like to stay on the road but might be in inclement weather.

This system is based on the operation of two features: the brakes themselves, the metallic discs inside each wheel at each corner, and the hydraulic fluid which pressurizes them.  The brakes themselves are considered a wear item because they use friction to stop your vehicle and keep you safe. They are worn down over time. The hydraulic fluid that pressurizes the system will take on water over time. It is hygroscopic, and can become contaminated. Your braking performance will suffer if your brake fluid becomes contaminated.


It's important to monitor the condition of this system when you service your vehicle. Your brakes should be checked on a regular basis by our Mercedes-Benz Certified technicians. Our staff is trained, by Mercedes-Benz, to make assessments, diagnose and fix any issues you could have. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have about servicing your Mercedes-Benz by calling us at (847) 234-1700 or by scheduling an appointment online to the right.

Brake services at Knauz Continental Autos include the following:

  • Remove wheels
  • Replace brake pads
  • Dissemble brake system as necessary
  • Replace brake rotors
  • (Optional) balance tires and wheels 
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection
  • Complimentary vehicle wash
Road Test for:
  • Verify completion of work
  • Test brakes for smoothness and stopping power

For Mercedes-Benz brake service or repair in Lake Bluff, IL ‐ and all of the greater Chicago Area ‐ bring your vehicle to Knauz Continental Autos and maintain the stopping power you need. While our technicians perform regular inspections on your braking system, there are signs to look for that indicate your brakes need service.

If you hear a high-pitched squeal when applying the brakes, the wear indicators are letting you know it's time for new brake pads, but if that noise turns into a grinding sound, the pads have worn through completely ‐ meaning you'll need new rotors as well. Vibrations when pressing the brake pedal are indicative of warped rotors, and if you find yourself having to push the brake pedal lower than usual, there could be a leak in the brake system.

Whenever you notice of any of these signs, bring your vehicle to Knauz Continental Autos as soon as possible. Our Mercedes-Benz technicians know that your model's braking system was designed to the unique specifications of your vehicle, and they have the expertise and experience to inspect every inch of that system to find the issue and correct with Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, such as our brake pads and rotors. These parts were made from precisely engineered metal compounds designed to safely transfer heat and provide superior mechanical strength. Have peace of mind every time you hit the brake pedal; trust Knauz Continental Autos to take care of your braking needs.

Knauz Continental Autos
  • Sales: (847) 234-1700
  • Service: (847) 234-1700
  • Parts: (847) 234-1700

Service Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Sales Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 3:00PM