1. Bedding in your brakes

Properly break in your new brake pads to your new brake rotors to ensure an even layer of pad deposits on the brake rotor which helps ensure quiet brakes.

2. Cool Down Period

Especially after just using the brakesaggressively, allow a 5 minute cool down period where you can allow the brake rotors and brake pads to cool down at a gradual pace. To do this, simply drive around at a speed of 25mph+ to ensure that the brake rotors get some cool air and don't end up sitting in one place, i.e. your garage. This also is a good precaution to prevent brake rotors from warping.

3. Easy Does It

After coming to a stop whether in traffic or at a stop light, you don't have to be standing on your brakes. You want just enough pressure to pass the threshold of the car moving forward, and not much more is needed. The brake rotors and brake pads are hot at this point, and squeezing them together only forces unneeded stress on both components and unneeded brake pad deposits on the brake rotor.

4. Proper Tire Pressure

While this isn't directly brake component related, it does play a big factor. Ensure proper tire pressure on all four tires to prevent your brake rotors and brake pads from having to work harder than they need to. Proper tire pressure allows your tires to do what they are designed to, without relying on other components to compensate for its inherent duties.

5. Correct Equipment

Of course, even with following all instruction to the dot, sometimes it's the actual part that isn't designed correctly. Sure, all rotors are round, but it's in the details that matter. For instance, we incorporate double-disc grinding, which is a lightbrake rotor surface detail, to promote proper pad break in and quiet operation. There are of course different brake pads to take into consideration as well. Sportier pads will usually wear a bit faster but be more aggressive, while street pads will last longer and also be quieter.
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