Bosch brings over 70 years of OE braking expertise to the aftermarket
The Science Behind the Silence
Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Disc Brake Pads utilize inovative materials that:
- Ensure the highest quality
- Provide full coverage for all makes and models of Domestic, Asian and European vehicles
- Are fitted with the industry's best pre-attached rubber-core shims
- Utilize Molded Shim Technology (MST) on select applications
Ask for Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Disc Brake Pads at your local auto supply store or your wholesale supplier.
Full-line Domestic, Asian and European
Highly engineered and tested friction material (platform-specific ceramic/semi-metallic/NAO) that provides superior performance
Chamfers and slots
Designed to match OE style (on selected applications)
Powder-coated backing plate
Prevents rust and corrosion for prolonged pad life
All integrally molded
Provides more strength and pad durability
OE style rubber-core shims
Ensures the highest quality of bonding between rubber to steel resulting in lower noise, increased strength and corrosion resistance
Molded shim technology (MST)
Ensures the rubber-core shim remains attached for the life of the brake pad. This provides maximum stability and results in a quiet shim performance (on selected applications)
Electronic wear sensor
Senses when brakes need to be replaced (on selected applications)
Synthetic lubricant in box
Pads individually wrapped
Prevents brake pad damage during shipping and handling
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What is brake pad glazing?
Brake pad glazing is the crystallization of friction material resulting from the brake pad reaching temperatures above the specified heat range (overheating) or improper “bedding in” of the brake pads. Such crystallization can result in poor stopping performance, additional brake vibrations, or cracking in the brake pad material.
Where are Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads manufactured?
Bosch’s manufacturing occurs worldwide; however, Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads are primarily manufactured using North American sourced steel and assembled in other parts of North America and the Asian-Pacific region.
What is brake fade?
Brake noise occurs as a result of vibration.
What is the best way to improve brake performance?
The best way to improve brake performance is to purchase high quality brake components such as Bosch QuietCastTM Premium Brake Pads and Bosch QuietCastTM Premium Disc Brake Rotors. Additionally, a thorough brake job that restores a vehicle’s brake system to its original operating condition can also improve a vehicle’s braking performance.
How do I break in the pads?
Once new brake pads are installed, make 10-15 gradual stops from 20 mph to 0 mph. Next, make 10-15 slow down cycles from 35 mph to 20 mph. This gradually increases the operating temperature of the friction material seating the pad in the caliper and bracket. Additionally, this process also seats the friction material to the rotor’s surface.
How do ceramic and semi-metallic brake pad formulations function differently?
Ceramic brake formulations insulate heat produced by the braking system within the immediate area where the braking occurs. Semi-metallic braking formulations disperse heat produced by the braking system throughout the vicinity of where the braking occurs rather than just within the braking system itself. The vehicle’s original equipment specifications should determine whether ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads best suit your vehicle’s needs.
Where can I buy Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads?
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Do Bosch QuietCast ™ Premium Brake Pads include shims?
Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads for most vehicle applications in North America are equipped with Bosch’s patented Molded Shim Technology (MST). Unlike most aftermarket brake shims, Bosch uses a rubber core shim surrounded by steel that is bonded to the backing plate via a thermoset adhesive. At the time of pressing, heat, adhesive, and pressure mold the multi-layer shim to the backing plate and friction material creating an integrally molded unit that won’t ever walk or slide on the backing plate. This unique design provides maximum stability resulting in quieter shim performance over the life of the pad.
Do Bosch brake pads include hardware?
Yes, on select applications.
Why is an integrally molded attachment process better than a riveted method of attachment for brake pads?
An integrally molded form of attachment is stronger than a riveted form of attachment because the friction material is fused to the backing plate creating one single component strengthening the integrity of the entire braking system.
What should I use to clean the surface of the brake pads?
Generally, no additional substances should be applied to the braking surface of the brake pads.
What causes my wheels to be constantly covered with brake dust?
Brake dust can occur due to a combination of rotor surface wear, brake pad wear, or the way the air vents through a vehicle’s wheel.
How often should my brake system be inspected?
A vehicle’s braking system should be checked as stated by the vehicle’s factory maintenence schedule.
What is the best way to improve brake performance?
The best way to improve brake performance is to purchase high quality brake components such as Bosch QuietCastTM Premium Brake Pads and Bosch QuietCastTM Premium Disc Brake Rotors. Additionally, a thourough brake job that restores a vehicle’s brake system to its original operating compacity can also improve a vehicle’s braking performance.
Why should machined brake rotors be washed when installing new pads?
Machined rotors should be washed with a mild dishwashing detergent and hand brush prior to installing new brake pads. This process removes machining debris left on the surface of the rotor from the machining process. Failure to properly wash the machined rotors can result in damage to the friction material on the new pad and additional vibration and noise.
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