Cartisan recently received a service request from a customer who owns a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 CGI (W204). The customer wanted to get the brakes inspected.
First, a doorstep check-up was scheduled where the Cartisan service team removed one front wheel and one rear wheel to check the condition of the brake pads and rotors. From the inspection, it was determined that both front and rear brake pads and brake rotors needed to be replaced.
A quote was provided, the customer accepted and the service team arrived at the customer’s doorstep to carry out the service.
The bonnet was popped open, the brake fluid reservoir cap was opened & the car raised up with the help of a hydraulic jack. The front wheels were removed. The brake calipers were removed from the front rotors and the brake pads were removed from these calipers. Next, the brake rotors themselves were removed from the wheel hub.
Brand new brake rotors from Brembo were mounted onto the wheel hubs and screwed into place. Before the brake calipers were mounted onto the rotors with brand new Brembo Brake Pads fitted to them, the caliper pistons were decompressed with the help of a c-clamp. The calipers were then screwed into place.
*images shown above from left to right – Front Brake Pads (old vs new), Front Brake Rotors, Old Front & Rear Rotors, Brake Pad wear sensor.
For this particular model of Mercedes-Benz, the front right wheel is equipped with a brake wear sensor that tells the driver that the brakes are due for replacement. This sensor was replaced as well.
*images shown above from left to right – rear Brembo brake rotors, old rear brake rotors.
The rear wheels were then removed and the same process as that carried out for the front brakes was done for the rear brakes.
The car was then lowered down and taken for a test drive to confirm that the work was done successfully.
You can watch the video here!
Also published on Medium.