: Brake question on new V

09-11-10, 01:49 PM
Do the brembo brakes need to be broken in any special way or burnished at some point on the V? I can't find anything in the owners manual on it, but thought I read somewhere that they did need to be done.



Club Malibu
09-11-10, 09:58 PM
2010 owners manual says to go easy on the brakes for the first 200 miles. And that's all is says.

This is true for everytime new pads are installed.

The purpose of this is to slowly and evenly build up pad material on the discs. Once the pad material is evenly distribued on the discs, they will be ready for full stopping force.

Basically, drive the car like the brakes are broken. The object is, is to not heat the brakes up too much. Use them as little as possible.

Also, let's says you can not avoid slamming on the brakes, and you do. If you heat the brakes up and then you come to a complete stop, the pad will stick to the disc and leave behind a lot of pad material on the exact area when the car is stopped. When you start moving again, the pads will break free and leave a lump of pad material behind that is higher than the rest of the disc. And the discs now has an uneven layer of pad material, which is bad.

So let's say you're coming up to a stop light, try stay back a bit and keep the car rolling just a little bit so the pads won't have a chance to stick.