The Mercedes-Benz Brake Hold Function Lessens Driver Fatigue

July 10th, 2019 by

How to Use the Mercedes-Benz Brake Hold Function

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are full of little tips and tricks to make the driving experience smooth, easy and one-of-a-kind. After all, it’s the little things that often make the biggest difference in life, and one of those little-known features is the brake hold function in your Mercedes-Benz. If this is news to you or you’re interested in learning how to use it, read on below and we’ll explain how it works.

In reality, once you know that the brake hold function exists, implementing it couldn’t be any easier. As long as you can apply your foot to the brake pedal, you’ll have no trouble using this feature.

How Brake Hold Works
When you come to a stop at a traffic light, a long train or any other situation where a long pause in driving may occur, the brake hold function can come in handy. Of course, first, you’ll need to bring your vehicle to a stop.

When you stop your vehicle, you will rarely ever fully depress the pedal. Full brake force isn’t often needed to stop the vehicle, but it is needed to initiate the brake hold function.

Once the vehicle is stopped, press the brake pedal down hard so it is fully depressed. Once you release your foot, you should find that the vehicle remains stopped. Another indicator that the function is engaged is that a HOLD icon should appear in the instrument cluster. While the vehicle is stopped, you can remove your foot from the pedals to lessen driver fatigue.

Once you’re ready to start driving again, there is no need to touch the brake pedal. Just apply your foot to the accelerator as you normally would and continue driving.

Now that you know how to use the Mercedes-Benz brake hold function, check back to our website blog for more tips and tricks for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

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