Raybestos® Build Update

Raybestos to Award ’53 Chevy Pickup Truck at AAPEX

Enter Online by September 8 at www.Raybestos.com/WinMe

MCHENRY, Ill., July 10, 2018 – Raybestos® will announce the winner of its custom-built 1953 Chevrolet® pickup to one lucky auto care industry repair or parts professional during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc.

“Our latest Raybestos sweepstakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky automotive repair or parts professional to win an iconic Raybestos vehicle, this time a decked-out classic1953 Chevy pickup truck,” said Grons. “We’re looking forward to awarding this vintage beauty to the lucky winner on Oct. 31 during our 1950’s AAPEX reception. Be there or be square!”

Painted in metallic red, the fully restored and updated 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck features an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package using Raybestos components and Raybestos Truck & Medium Duty specialty disc brake pads. In addition to driving the build, Schwartz Performance has installed its famous bolt-in “G-Machine” chassis and over 20 industry-leading premier suppliers partnered with Raybestos to help restore and modify the pickup. To see the build progress of the ’53 Chevy pickup, visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

To enter online for a chance to win the ’53 Chevy pickup truck, visit www.raybestos.com/winme during the sweepstakes period and follow the instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety. Limit one entry per day per person or email address.

Official rules can be found here

Raybestos® Training Update

Ceramic or Semi Metallic Brake Pads on Your Vehicle?

When installing friction on a vehicle, it is important to decide what type of material you are going to use. The two most common friction types are ceramic and semi-metallic. Consider the following questions when deciding which friction material to go with:

  • What was the original equipment on the vehicle?
  • What type of vehicle is the friction going on?
  • What is the vehicle used for?
  • What is the driver's driving style?
  • What features and benefits are most important?

In this video, we discuss how to determine what type of brake pads were on the vehicle you are working on. We also discuss how to determine what type of material to put on your vehicle. 

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What Friction was on Your Vehicle?

When doing a brake job, take a look at the surface of the rotor. This will tell you what type of friction was on the vehicle. 

If there is a lip on the edge of the rotor and/or the rotor surface has a bumpy surface, that tells you that semi-metallic pads were on the vehicle. 

If there is a layer of friction material on the surface of the rotor, that tells you that ceramic pads were on the vehicle. 

Semi-Metallic Friction 

This formula is best for larger trucks, vehicles used for towing and specialty vehicles. This pad is great for drivers who use their vehicle for situations beyond every day driving. It is a great formula for drivers looking for strong pedal feel, great stopping power and a solid performance. 

Ceramic Friction

Ceramic is the most common material in the marketplace today. The biggest strength of ceramic is it provides a clean, noise-free and low-dust operation. This formula is best used for everyday drivers looking for premium braking performance.

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