Raybestos® Update

“Get Your Shop in Gear” With Raybestos Promotion

 MCHENRY, Ill., June 3, 2019 – The Raybestos® “Get Your Shop in Gear” promotion gives Raybestos distributors their choice of premium quality Raybestos brake pads along with useful shop items, all at a special promotional price, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc LLC. 

By ordering part number RAYSHOPKIT19, Raybestos distributors will get the “Get Your Shop in Gear” kit that includes a brake pad measuring tool, trash can, tin tacker sign, open-closed door sign and their choice of two sets of premium quality Raybestos brake pads for popular vehicle applications. 

“The Raybestos ‘Get Your Shop in Gear’ promotional kit will give Raybestos distributors a valuable tool to target key installer customers,” said Grons. “Ordering this kit is an easy way to get the best in brakes, plus practical items that any business can use. It’s a winning combination. Quantities are limited, so get your order in today.” 

To order a Raybestos “Get Your Shop in Gear” promotional kit (RAYSHOPKIT19), contact your local Raybestos representative. 

Raybestos® Training Update

Drum Brake Replacement: Removing Assembly

Disc brakes have become a standard for many modern vehicles in both the front and rear axles. However, drum brakes are still common to find on the rear axle of many vehicles on the road today. It is still important for technicians to know how to properly and safely perform a drum brake job. In this video series, we will walk you through each step of quality a drum brake job.

In this week's episode, we take a look at inspecting, cleaning and lubricating the backing plate.

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After removing the drum brake assembly, you will want to inspect the backing plate. Pay attention to the contact points between the brake shoes and the backing plate. If these contact points are not properly lubricated, or if the grease has worn off, the brake shoes will start to wear grooves in the backing plate. If the grooves are worn deep enough, the shoes can get caught in them. This can lead to brake noise or brake drag if left unattended. 

If the grooves aren't too deep, you can smooth them over by using a wire brush and a roloc disc. If the groove are too deep, there are two options for you: 

1.) Replace the backing plate

2.) Fill the groove with epoxy and smooth it over

After you inspect the backing plate, make sure to sure a high-temperature, synthetic lubricant on all contact points. 

Finally, clean the area around the anchoring pin with a wire brush. Now you can begin installing the brake shoe assembly.

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