SLSHOPS: Brake Health Check
There can be no more crucial area of the car than the way it comes to a stop – your brakes should inspire confidence. Poor performance, squeaks, sponginess and slow response could be traced to any number of items within the braking system. If a component within the system is weak or failing, more strain falls on other parts, which could result in brake failure.
Why do I need it?
A Brake Health Check is used to diagnose symptoms of poor braking and ascertain the condition and life expectancy of components within the system. Our goal is to identify all possible areas of weakness to ensure your car stops exactly as it should. A Brake Health Check works through each area of the system, from the sole of your shoe to the disc itself.
What does it do for the car?
Properly functioning brakes should not feel weak, spongy or sticky. They should not squeak or pull or fade. The SL is a heavy car and relies on a capable braking system, without which undue strain falls on the transmission, the tyres and most importantly, the driver.
What does it do for me?
This check gives a complete report on your entire braking system, putting you in the best possible position to make a decision on what to do next to improve your SL. After a comprehensive inspection, all braking issues will be isolated and identified, providing the information needed to get your car to stop just as well as Mercedes-Benz intended.
SLSHOP’s Sam Bailey explains what an SLSHOP Health Check is all about, what it achieves and what areas it covers. Does your SL need a health check?
Why Choose SLSHOP?
As Europe’s leading SL specialist more than 10,000 SLs have passed through our workshops and showroom. The level of knowledge possessed by our technical department is unsurpassed, and with our service team living and breathing on the sharp edge of the market, there can be no better place to go for advice and guidance for you and your SL.
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