<strong>Bed Your Brakes</strong><br />
Actually the term is bed-in. It refers to a procedure that lets you get the most from new brakes, and it's mandatory with performance brakes. This transfers a layer of material from the pads to the rotors through gradual increases in heat. It gives the pads the best grip on the rotors and minimizes brake noise and vibration. To bed-in a new set of brakes, do ten moderately hard decelerations (without activating the ABS) from 30-10 mph with about 30 seconds between each stop. Don't come to a complete stop until you're done with all 10. Then let the vehicle sit for 15 minutes. Next, perform five moderate decelerations from 60-15 mph with 30-second breaks. Let the brakes cool for 30 minutes and you're done.