How to: Break-in Your New Evolution Coated Rotors

This procedure is critical to brake performance. Each vehicle has slight differences in how the pads will compress onto the rotor, requiring this to be done on an individual vehicle basis. ​This way the brake pads can deposit an even layer of friction material onto the rotors. It is very important that this initial layer of friction material is evenly distributed.​ While doing this it’s a good rule of thumb to leave plenty of space between you and any vehicle or stop line.

After installation, perform thirty decelerations from thirty miles per hour to five miles per hour. With the thirty seconds in between each deceleration for cooling. You should expect to smell some resin as the brakes get hot.

If you’re forced to a stop during deceleration, either shift into neutral or give room in front so you can allow the vehicle to roll slightly while waiting for the light. The rotors will be very hot and holding down the brake pedal will allow the pad to create an imprint on the rotor. This is where a judder can originate from.

Once this is completed the brakes have cooled to standard operating temperature, you may use the brakes normally. Never cool your brakes with water, as this can damage them. When this process is complete, enjoy your vehicle’s newest performance upgrade with PowerStop brakes.

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