Most of us just slap on new brakes and go, but there is actually a recommended break-in procedure for the EBC pads that makes perfect sense to follow. The EBC pads get better with time and have a red break-in coating that helps reduce noise but also promotes the chemical seating of the pad. In addition, there will be a small bit of noise for the first thousand miles, but that is normal. During that first 200 miles try to be gentle on the brakes. Follow the gentle driving with about five 60 to 10 mph brake sessions to heat up the brakes. Do not stop completely, but rather keep driving a bit to cool everything. Do not be surprised by any smell of warm brakes as that is also normal for the first 1,000 to 1,500 miles as the pads seat themselves.