Tips for a quieter, longer lasting brake pad
1 – Inspect all four wheels, examining each aspect of the brake system for proper working order.
2 – Look for uneven brake pad wear. Inboard wear indicates a sticking piston, and outer wear suggests the caliper is not sliding properly.
3 – Check the brake fluid level and condition. Dark brown fluid indicates rust, and hose deterioration from moisture. Flush brake fluid with every brake change.
4 – Remove the caliper and pads. Clamp the hose with the proper tool and open the bleed screw. This allows the old fluid to evacuate the system in order not to contaminate the ABS system or master cylinder.
5 – When replacing brake pads, lubricate all contact points with the caliper, as well as the back of the pad. Use a synthetic-based, high temperature lubricant that will not harden.
6 – Change the brake hardware, bushings and / or abutment slides when changing the pads. This will lessen vibration and brake noise.
7 – Inspect the discs. If you are experiencing brake judder or wobble, consider replacing the discs. Resurfacing discs will cause runout to return more quickly. Installing new discs will eliminate the problem, and be more cost-efficient.
8 – Change the brake fluid. Be sure to use the correct new fluid.
9 – Use a torque wrench to refit the wheels.
10 – Test drive the vehicle, and bed the brakes in to get the best out of your new PFC brake system.