The term “bedding” refers to the process of breaking them in.

Controlled stops are performed on the rotors and brake pads throughout the bedding process to ensure a uniform distribution of friction material. This aids in lowering the possibility of warping or uneven wear, both of which may affect braking efficiency.

To achieve maximum efficiency, brakes must have friction material bedded uniformly throughout the rotor surface. Do check Power Stop brakes for more information.

Must I break in my brakes?

For optimal brake performance, the bedding process is required. Because the pads’ compression into the rotor varies somewhat from vehicle to vehicle, this must be done manually. In this manner, the brake pads may coat the rotors uniformly with friction material. The first layer of friction material must be spread out uniformly.​

Tips for Running in New Brake Discs

First step:  you’ll want to do a series of decelerations.

After setup is complete, slowly slow down from 30 mph to 5 mph 30 times.

Second step: give the system time to cool down between each deceleration.

Give thirty seconds for cooling in between each deceleration. As the brakes heat up, a resinous odor will become noticeable.

Third step: anticipate stops along the way that you hadn’t planned for.

When decelerating to a full stop, either put the car in neutral or leave enough space between you and the car in front to enable it to drift forward ever so slightly as you wait for the light. When you press down on the brake pedal when the rotors are hot, the pad will leave an impression on the rotor. This is the possible source of the judder.

Fourth step: have fun shopping with your brand-new brakes!

After this is done and the brakes have returned to normal working temperature, you may use them as usual. When this is done, you may experience the enhanced performance of your car.


There are a lot of braking system issues that might arise if new rotors are not broken in.

Uneven rotor wear:

Failure to break in the rotors correctly might cause uneven rotor wear and poor braking effectiveness. This may cause the brakes to pulse or vibrate and can shorten the life of the brake pads, requiring more frequent replacements.


New rotors may warp more easily if they aren’t broken in correctly. When the rotors become too hot from applying too much brake pressure, they might warp and become deformed. This may lead to decreased stopping power, in addition to increased brake noise and vibration.

If the rotors aren’t broken in correctly, your stopping distance will increase and your stopping distance will decrease. Because of this, it may be more challenging to stop the car in an emergency.

Increased brake noise:

If the rotors are not broken in correctly, there may be an increase in braking noise. Two possible causes of this issue could be warping or uneven wear on the rotors.

Zetta Gottlieb