Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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Ask the guys at STS if they REGULARLY do the brakes on Mercedes. Not "have you EVER done a brake job on Mercedes?" If you are confident they do Mercedes brakes on a regular basis and know what they are doing, go ahead. I would not let Fausak Tire (a local tire place who sells all manner of high performance tires and wheels-where I buy tires) do the brakes on my car. I use a garage that specializes in high-end cars, and specializes in MRZ.
Any jackass will tell you he can do the brakes on your car. If they screw your car up, they give you your money back, and you have to go somewhere to get the damage fixed. You have bought a car that requires special knowledge, tools, and intellegent mechanics. It's not a particularly easy car to do-it-yourself repair, and a grease monkey in a two-bay garage will wreak havoc with simple repairs.
But hey, you're a grown-up. Do what you will. Cheers.
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck