BMW Brake Inspections & Repair
If you think you need to repair, which means, replace, the brakes on your BMW feel free to call our Service writer to get more information. A failure of this part puts you, your family and your car at risk.
Most importantly is never resurface brake rotors for a Mercedes. You have probably had
this done or heard this term before when dealing with other cars. However to save on the un-sprung weight of the car, that is the weight of the wheel, brakes, hub etc, which has no suspension, because it connects to the suspension, OEM rotors are not manufactured with an extra thickness that can be machined off with a brake lathe.
Either they are in good enough condition to use again, as is, or they must be replaced.
Now, whether or not to replace the rotors or disks is the main question you have to decide, based on the condition of the rotor, and if you want to chance doing the job a second time if you do not like the results.
There is a minimum thickness stamped in to the disk, if you disk is not at least that thick, at its thinnest point, it must be replaced.
If there are any deep grooves are scratches on the face of the disk, or any chips or nicks anywhere on the disk it must be replaced.
If the rotor is warped, that is you feel a shimmy, or hear noises that pulsate when you apply the brakes it must be replaced.
If the disk has discoloration from overheating, it must be replaced.
In short – its best to replace the rotor, but if it looks pristine, and does not have any of the problems above, then it is alright to reuse the disk though another set of pads.
Pads – We use OEM pads only when we are replacing your BMW brakes, unless you are looking for a cheaper alternative. Using quality Brake pads avoid squealing noises from the brake pads. All BMW’s are equipped with Brake wear indicator and we make sure we replace them every time we replace your brake pads.
Bearings & Hubs – We service the Bearings as part of the Brake Service by greasing the nipple on the wheel bearing using a grease gun. We take the extra step so as to preserving the life of your bearings. We make sure the hubs are sealed and there is no leakage or damage to the seals
Hydraulics – Our BMW Brake service includes a free check up of the calipers, and make sure the seals looks good and there is no scoring or pitting on the piston. Our technicians also check the hoses and brake lines to make sure they are in good condition and do not have any scuffing or heat damage.
Fluid – Brake fluid has a hygroscopic nature, it will attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. It is better to replace the brake fluid time to time to avoid soft brake action. Ask our Service writers for brake Fluid change to get more information.