Raybestos® Update

Raybestos Expands Caliper Coverage

New Part Numbers Added to Element3 and R-Line

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 3, 2018 – Raybestos® has increased its caliper coverage with the addition of premium Element3™ new plated brake calipers and Raybestos R-Line remanufactured plated caliper part numbers, it was announced today by Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc (BPI).

“We recently added even more caliper part numbers for popular domestic and import nameplate applications. This new coverage allows Raybestos to continue to make timely shipments and ensure our customers have the parts they need, when they need them,” said Grons. “Raybestos new and remanufactured calipers are plated to provide peak performance in even the harshest conditions.” 

With 100 percent new components, no core return and lower warranty rates, Raybestos Element3 new plated calipers provide hassle-free installation and optimal performance. Designed and manufactured to strict Raybestos engineering specifications, these award-winning premium calipers offer original-equipment precision at a fraction of the cost of OE. The aluminum or plated castings provide superior corrosion prevention and meet (ASTM B117) 96-hour salt spray corrosion resistance test standards. The line is ideal for high VIO and problem applications, and includes plated brackets, where required.

Raybestos R-Line plated calipers are premium quality, remanufactured calipers that function and fit like OE and deliver continued functionality and high-quality appearance through an extended life.

Proprietary RPT Rust Prevention Technology™ provides all-weather zinc plating comparable to OE. The calipers meet (ASTM B117) 96-hour salt spray corrosion resistance test standards and industry-leading processes and testing ensure reliable performance in harsh conditions. The line is engineered to ensure safe, leak-free operation and includes a bracket, seals and bleeder screws.

Raybestos® Training Update

Brake Noise Series: Rattling Noise When Braking

Different brake noises have different causes within the brake system. Being able to properly identify the noise and know what is causing it will help you determine a proper solution.

In the sixth video of our brake noise series, we talk about identifying the cause of a rattling noise when braking.

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Rattling noises when driving are common, especially when going over bumps. If the rattling noise is present all the time when driving, then it may not be brake related. This could be an issue with your suspension or your shocks.

However, if the rattling noise is only present when you are braking, then it's probably a brake issue. There are a few potential sources of a rattling noise in the brake system.

Caliper Rattling

First, you will want to make sure that your caliper is operating correctly. Is everything tightened down to specifications? A loose caliper bolt can cause a rattling noise.

Are the rubber bushings still intact? If the rubber bushings wear out, the caliper slides will make contact with the caliper. This can be the source of a rattling noise.

Brake Pad Rattling

Make sure that you replace the hardware on your brake system every time you do a brake job. Hardware like abutment clips and anti-rattle clips allow your pads to slide when you apply the brake pedal. But they also help keep your pads in place when you aren't braking.

If you don't replace or use the hardware during a brake job, the pads are likely to move around in the bracket. This can be a source of rattling noise when braking.

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