The amount of distance, in feet, that it takes for the brakes to stop the vehicle. Shorter stopping distances provide an added measure of safety.
Stopping power is a function of the disc pad's friction level. The higher the friction level, the greater the pad's stopping power. The greather the pad's stopping power, the less pedal effort required to stop the vehicle.
Evaluates the quietness of a disc pad in operation.
Initial Stopping Power:
The disc pad's stopping power during the initial break-in period (first 200 miles).
The amount of wear the disc pad exhibits during usuage. The less the pad wears, the longer the pad's service life.
The stopping power of the disc pad under high operating temperatures. This condition can be experienced in stop and go driving or when towing or carrying heavy loads.