How Mercedes Benz Brake Assist Systems Work
The Mercedes-Benz Brake Assist System (BAS) reduces breaking distances significantly. This electronic system helps you avoid crashes by diagnosing a possible emergency. In order to achieve that, a collection of stereo cameras and radar scans the road and detects dangerous situations. If the driver is not responding appropriately, the BAS can start the full braking process. Therefore, it is important when you are considering brake replacement to keep they system maintained accurately.
The Engineering of the Brakes
Mercedes Benz brakes are distinctive from offerings of other car makers because they are designed differently. Most vehicles depend only on a vacuum from the engine for braking power. However, the Mercedes Benz Brake Assist System uses a vacuum and pressurized brake fluid to generate the assisted braking. In addition, the brake fluid also drives the 4ETS traction control system.
The pressurized brake fluid collects in the accumulator, a storage area that feeds the hydraulic system. So, when the BAS or 4ETS tell the car to stop, the brake fluid is released. As a result, a lever triggered by the brake pedal uses the brake fluid to assist a stop.
How Mercedes Benz Brake Assist Systems Help You
Most crashes occur because drivers do not properly apply the brakes in time. As an illustration, a driver notices an emergency situation. In order to avoid it, the driver lightly applies pressure to the brake pedal and gradually increases it. More times than not, that driver’s reaction is not enough to prevent the accident. Dangerous driving situations that produce accidents require maximum pressure on the breaks immediately to avoid the crash.
To put it differently, most crashes happens because the full power of the brake system was not given the chance to work. Mercedes Benz brake assist systems make sure that does not happen. BAS releases the pressurized brake fluid as soon as the driver contacts the brake pedal. Hence, BAS speed up the stopping power right away. It actively works to stop the car until the brake pedal is released.
Mercedes Benz Brake Pads
When you need Mercedes Benz brake pad replacement, you may consider cheaper parts. However, only Mercedes Benz Genuine Parts come with the engineering and optimization to work specifically for your car. In other words, you purchased a Mercedes Benz car because of the guarantees of quality and safety. So, count on Mercedes Benz brake pads to retain that quality and safety for the life of your vehicle. They are the only brake pads designed specifically to fit the Mercedes Benz brake discs. When paired together, the combination of Mercedes Benz brake pads and brake discs create just the right amount of friction. In addition, you can expect stopping distances to stay short and brake noises to be minimal. In order to get replacement brake pads, call one of our dealerships or get an online quote by selecting your recommended store below.