Brake Fluid Replacement for Sprinter & Metris Vans

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Whether you drive a Metris Van for your Irvine business or you own a Sprinter Van for camping trips in remote locations far away from Costa Mesa, healthy brakes are a necessity for safe travels. Has your brake pedal felt a little soft lately? Have you been experiencing a strange odor and/or noise when you hit the brakes? These are all signs of brake issues that must be addressed promptly. You can visit the service department at Fletcher Jones Van Center to get the problem diagnosed and fixed in a timely manner. If you haven’t had brake fluid replacement recently, this may be the cause of your brake issues. Learn more about brake fluid replacement with our service pros below.

 

What Does Brake Fluid Do?

Brake fluid is a critical component of the brake system. Put simply, it is a chemical solution that enhances the weight of your foot on the brake pedal, turning it into pressure on the brakes to bring your car to a stop. Without brake fluid, your foot alone would not be enough to press the brake pedal with the force needed to stop, putting you at serious risk of an accident in Huntington Beach. 

Brake fluid needs to be of a certain quality in order to maintain its effectiveness. Over time, the brake fluid can become dirtied by contaminants, and it may also start to retain water — both are not good for the brakes. This is why brake fluid replacement is recommended on a routine basis.

How Often to Replace Brake Fluid for Sprinter and Metris Vans

When should you schedule brake fluid replacement near Laguna Beach? Mercedes-Benz includes brake fluid exchange in the regular Service B* schedule for Sprinter and Metris Vans. If you follow Service A and Service B as intended, that means you will be getting brake fluid replacement every 2 years or 20,000 miles.

If you put more miles on your van than the average driver in Orange County, you might need to have brake fluid replacement more often. Here are the warning signs when brake fluid is low:

  • Soft or spongy brake pedal
  • Oily puddle under your car, near the location of the calipers or master cylinder
  • The ABS warning light is on
  • The brake pads are thinning — the thinner your brake pads get, the more brake fluid is being used, so you may have to get the brake pads replaced in addition to a brake fluid replacement 

Call Us or Schedule Brake Fluid Replacement Near Irvine

Fletcher Jones Van Center makes it easy to fit brake fluid replacement into your busy schedule. You can reserve an appointment online and take advantage of ongoing service specials to help meet your bottom line. Do you have additional questions about brake fluid replacement for your Sprinter or Metris Van? Call us at (949) 718-3320 or contact us online to learn more.

*Services and pricing for Service A/Service B may vary due to your driving habits, mileage, and local environmental conditions. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for additional details and general guidelines for your vehicle’s year and model.

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