I own a 1987 MB 560SL. I love the look of it and enjoy driving it. My unhappiness is with the carbon brakes (#1 pencil lead). They are dirty and expensive to replace (can’t go to a “Brake’s R US”). The city I live in has boulevards with 55 mph speed limits with interspersed traffic lights. My question regards how best to stop the car to minimize brake wear. If I see the light turn red about 100 yds. ahead, should I gently press on the pedal for the whole distance, pump several times, or coast up to the light and firmly stop? Would appreciate your advice to reduce my “carbon footprint”
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