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My brakes are going to need to be changed soon. Can i go to a local shop (just brakes or something)?

Dealer also said I should do a brake flush.. is this some B.S.? If not, can i also do at a local shop?
 

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If you have a local shop that you trust with changing your brakes, you'll definitely save some money there. I didn't change brakes yet on my C230, so not sure about prices yet, but when I changed brakes at my local shop vs dealer on my old E320, it was about 50% cheaper for the same brake pads. Not sure about the brake flush - I try to do get a brake flush done every 50,000 km.
 

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On the 2008 C300, they recommend changing your brake fluid at 2 years.

At the time, there was a flurry of activity on another forum that supported following their recommendation.

As for brakes, on the C300, a MB tech that also frequents that forum recommended changing the rotars every second brake pad change and that the brake pad change was simple enough for a user to do it. I don't think I'd recommend that any user attempt it after all, it is what you rely on to stop the vehicle.
 
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