The Importance of Maintaining Your Brakes

Here at Knauz Continental Autos, your local Mercedes-Benz dealership, we believe that the most important safety features in your Mercedes-Benz are your brakes, so they need to be taken care of. Not only will they stop your vehicle during emergencies, but they also regularly communicate with your steering system, engine, four-wheel-drive system and the anti-locking system while maintaining your level of your control as you drive. Your brakes, especially, come in handy during harsh or stormy weather conditions and help you stay stable as you travel around Lake Bluff or other areas in Illinois. The system is based on two features - the brakes themselves and the hydraulic fluid that pressurizes them - which work together. Due to friction, the brakes of your Mercedes-Benz in Lake Bluff will wear down and your hydraulic fluid will become contaminated by taking on water as time goes on. This will lead to the performance of your brake system becoming impaired, which means the brakes will not be as responsive.

Mercedes-Benz Brake Services

Our service department at Knauz Continental Autos, your local Mercedes-Benz dealer, encourages our customers to periodically bring their Mercedes-Benz vehicles into our dealership and have their brakes inspected. If you hear a high-pitched squeal or harsh grinding sound when you apply your brakes, that is an indication that you might need new brake pads or even new rotors. Vibrations when you press your brake pedal could mean your rotors are warped, and there might be a leak in the brake system if you find yourself having to push your brake pedal lower than normal. That is where our factory-trained service technicians at Knauz Continental Autos, your local Mercedes-Benz dealership, come in, and we are ready to work on your Mercedes-Benz in Lake Bluff. We understand that your braking system was specifically engineered to your Mercedes-Benz's unique design and we have the experience to thoroughly look over every inch of it. We will resolve any issue you have, replace your parts with OEM components and get you back on the road in no time. The brake services we have at Knauz Continental Autos include:

  • Removing your wheels

  • Replacing your brake pads

  • Disassembling your brake system (if needed)

  • Replacing your brake rotors

  • Balancing your tires and wheels

  • A complimentary multi-point inspection of your Mercedes-Benz in Lake Bluff

  • A complimentary car wash

  • Road testing your Mercedes-Benz to check whether your brakes are properly functioning and to verify our work is complete

Here at Knauz Continental Autos, your local Mercedes-Benz dealer, we always want you to have the peace of mind that you deserve on your journeys. Knowing that your brakes are operating at peak performance will be a huge part of that. For any questions you have or to book your next service appointment, you can call us at 866-487-4269 or schedule online. We cannot wait to serve you!


Knauz Continental Autos

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Service Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 2:00PM
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  • Monday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM- 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM- 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM- 5:00PM


  • Monday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 2:00PM


  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 2:00PM