1999 Mercedes Benz 500sl

Brakes problem
1999 Mercedes Benz 500sl V8 103000 miles

My brake pad replacement light went off on my car, so I took it into my car repair guy to replace the pads. There was no noise (metal against metal) or any vibration with the brakes just the censor light going off.

After looking at the brakes, my mechanic informed me that I had to replace the front rotors as well as the pads. When I questioned him why, he said that on this type of mercedes (because of the weight of the car), it is generally always a rule that you replace at least the front rotors everytime you replace the brake pads. Its this correct?

Thanks for your imput.

Lynn D.
June 8, 2010.

Hi there,

This is not the case, the rotors have a minimum thickness that is the defining factor, if they are still in tolerance they will be fine.

Mark (mhpautos)

Jun 8, 2010.