New brake pads do not achieve their full braking effect during the first 250 miles (400 km). They must be "broken in" first. However, you can com-pensate for the slightly reduced braking force by pressing firmly on the brake pedal. Avoid heavy braking during the break-in period.
Brake pad wear depends largely on the way the vehicle is driven and on operating conditions. Brake pad wear increases when driving frequently in the city or short distances or when using a very sporty driving style.