If you have to knock out your pads with a hammer at change over then think how much extra effort is needed by the piston to move the pads onto the brake disc – and since the caliper delivers a fixed amount of force, the extra effort needed to move the pads means less force available to force the pads against the disc. The result is you need to push the brake pedal harder for longer to slow the vehicle – this will increase stopping distance.
Many after market pads have to be forced into the clips as they are not exacty the same size as the branded pads and this is not a good start. You have a number of options – buy genuine pads, find an after market brand that fit correctly or file the ends of your new pads so they fit just snug into the clips. Whatever you choose the ends of the pads will corrode as they are exposed to water and salt and may end up corroded to the extent they no longer move readily under braking pressure. ProSlip CLIP is a dry lubricant – it won’t wash off – and reduces the effects of corrosion to keep the pads moving in the clips.
Bear in mind if the pads can’t slide readily in the clips the caliper won’t sit back off the disc when the pedal is released causing brake drag. Brake drag reduces acceleration and fuel economy since the vehicle has to overcome extra resistance on the brake discs. Only by lubricating the pin and pads properly will all of braking force be used in slowing your vehicle and not trying to force your pads to move.
Put ProSlip CLIP on the ends of the pads and inside the clips (also called shims). ProSlip CLIP is a dry lubricant so it doesn’t wash off easily. It protects the ends of the pads and stops the pads corroding in the clips. If this happens more effort is needed to push the pads against the disc so reducing braking efficiency. If you’ve been knocking your pads out with a hammer you need ProSlip CLIP
Applied Correctly ProSlip PIN PAD & CLIP work together…
ProSlip PIN, CLIP and PAD when applied properly and with the piston seal lubricated the caliper is fully responsive to braking pressure. No need to jump on the brakes to slow the car anymore. The right lubricants are needed to allow the micro movements of the caliper which occur at braking – movements to grip the disc to slow you down and movements to release the disc to keep you moving. No Brake Drag! Use all three ProSlip Lubricants and follow The ProSlip Way. Check out the blog for a fuller discuusion!