Manufacturers use brake hardware to help with component fitment, reduce noise and vibration and also help reduce component movement friction. Precise dimensions and smooth edge surfaces free of rust and well lubricated will allow the moving surfaces to glide across the slipper, hardware, backing plate and caliper, thus eliminating noise. Brake hardware is subjected to the same environment as the brake pads and rotors and should be replaced with every brake service.
The best way to improve brake performance is to purchase high quality brake components such as Bosch QuietCast™ Premium Brake Pads and Bosch QuietCast™ 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.
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