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doing brakes for the first time

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i purchased my c320 last summer, and now it's time to perform my B service. i have changed my oil, air filter, cabin filter, checked my fluids, and have taken a look at my brakes.

i have never worked on my own brakes before, but am confident that i will be capable of servicing them myself. i do, however have a few questions.

given that i don't know when/where my brakes were last serviced... can i rely on the pad sensor to warn me when the front pads need to be replaced? i am assuming (maybe incorrectly) that if the sensor is missing, or if it is faulty, that the FSS would have already complained.

also, the rear rotors may be questionable, but i am not certain how to tell if they should be replaced. there are some visible scratches along the surface, but it is still very smooth to the touch. i don't feel any pulsing in the brake peddle, and they are quiet, so i do not think there is any warping. can someone please offer me some suggestions? i have seen differing opinions on this board, some say replace rotors with pads, some state their dealer recommends that the rotors are replaced with every other pad replacement.

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