how much can one expect to pay for rear brakes by a Mercedes mechanic? Also, is it acceptable to have to change the rear wheel pads when the car has 40K miles?

45

Asked by Dec 05, 2007 at 08:49 PM about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 4MATIC AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

45,275

It will depend a LOT on what your Mercedes-Benz dealer charges per hour for labor. Here in PA, you are looking at $120-150 per hour at an MB dealer plus the parts. Rear pads with a light resurface of the rotors usually pays about a 2.0 per axle, so you'd be looking at $240-300 in labor alone. Rear pads typically do not wear out as quickly as front pads. In a typical braking system the front brakes are doing 70% of the stopping with the rear brakes taking up the remaining 30%. If there is a problem, such as a stuck E-brake cable or caliper, causing the rears to drag, they will wear out faster. Also, your personal driving style will affect brake pad longevity. Have you had the fronts replaced yet? If not, I would suspect a problem. 40,000 miles though is a good long time for most front brake pads. That's roughly 3-4 years of average driving (10-12k miles per year).

Your Answer

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,180
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,710
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
682 Great Deals out of 22,086 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,081 Great Deals out of 33,881 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
160 Great Deals out of 7,651 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 5 Series
500 Great Deals out of 15,829 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4
302 Great Deals out of 12,272 listings starting at $1,899
Used BMW M3
26 Great Deals out of 2,115 listings starting at $6,599
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
297 Great Deals out of 6,254 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Mustang
567 Great Deals out of 36,656 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
18 Great Deals out of 515 listings starting at $4,580
Used Honda Accord
1,107 Great Deals out of 66,541 listings starting at $561
Used Chevrolet Camaro
460 Great Deals out of 31,536 listings starting at $3,550
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
33 Great Deals out of 1,168 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
189 Great Deals out of 4,735 listings starting at $26,995
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,250 listings starting at $21,991
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
239 Great Deals out of 3,886 listings starting at $16,191
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,437 listings starting at $11,500
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,176 listings starting at $10,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.