2020 Ascent Touring
Interestingly, Subaru never told me about bedding them in after each visit. I should have known myself but never thought of it. 1000 is A LOT of bedding in. How do you go 1000 miles never hitting them hard?Please remember that the new pads and new (or resurfaced) rotors require a thousand mile break-in consisting of gentle braking, to properly bed our very "sticky" pads. Any time the rotors are resurfaced or replaced, that break-in should be followed. And personally, any time pads are changed, I'd like doing at least 500 miles.
These pads cannot be properly bedded to the rotors by a bunch of quick stops in a parking lot.
The difference from doing it per the manual were night and day on mine. At 91,866 miles, I am on set #3, and learned this the hard way, because the first set was not bedded properly by me, and when I had the rotors turned on them at 20k miles (give or take), I again didn't bed them properly. Pads #2 (rotors turned again) were bedded properly and were some of the smoothest brakes I've ever used. Those were Version B (1st revision).
That is the key question imho.1000 is A LOT of bedding in. How do you go 1000 miles never hitting them hard?
You don't necessarily have to. It's not about avoiding it - it's about doing hard braking only when necessary. It's a matter of it not being your consistent braking method. For instance, ACC brakes a lot nicer on the highways than I do sometimes. And, 1,000 miles is a pretty standard power train break in.Interestingly, Subaru never told me about bedding them in after each visit. I should have known myself but never thought of it. 1000 is A LOT of bedding in. How do you go 1000 miles never hitting them hard?