Mercedes Benz Brake Fluid Flush
Mercedes Benz Brake Fluid is noted as DOT 4+. The + is for high higher heat the the standard DOT 4 brake fluid. It is recommended that when your Mercedes Benz brake fluid reach a moisture content of 3% or higher that you have your braking system flushed. Or typically in the Cary NC climate area every two years.
A brake fluid flush is important, just as an oil change keeps your engine oil clean, a brake fluid flush keeps your brake fluid from developing too much moisture. Brake fluid is made to attract moisture to keep the “water” out of or away from the expensive parts in the braking system, such as the ABS Pump and module and the caliper seals. In order to keep your braking system working properly and avoid very expensive repairs like replacing your ABS pump, flush brake fluid.
At Peak Auto in the Cary Apex NC area we can measure the amount of moisture that is trapped in your brake fluid. From 0 % to 4%, 0 being new with no water or moisture. If every two years seems to be too often, we would recommend changing your brake fluid when it reaches no more than 3% of moisture content in this humid climate we live in NC.