We had our brakes redone about 15000 miles ago and as soon as we got the car back from the shop, the car had a loud brake squeal noticeably from the front brakes. We took it back but the mechanic said that was par for Mercedes. We since moved to northeastern Washington State where the weather is very cold in winter and noticed that the squeal is almost unbearable when the car is first used and the brakes are cold. Much worse than in the summer. When the brakes heat up a bit, the squeal is much less but somewhat noticeable. I don't know if the mechanic replaced the shoes with semi-metallic material or not.
My question is whether it would be best to use ceramic pads or organic and would that reduce/eliminate this tendency to squeal. It is so bad that you become self-conscious of how loud it is.
Your advice would be much appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 AT 7:06 PM