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

Brake Valve Discussion (Proportioning, Metering and Combination Valves)

Have you ever asked yourself why you have to bleed your brakes in the proper sequence? Do you wonder if bleeding them in the right sequence even matters? In this training video, we tell you why it is important to bleed your brakes in sequence.

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If you don't follow the correct bleeding sequence, you won't get all of the air out of the hydraulic system on the first run through.

On older vehicles, the bleeding sequence was standard. You would start at the right rear of the vehicle and work your way forward to bleed the brakes (Right Rear, Left Rear, Right Front, Left Front).

Today, we recommend that you always look up the proper bleeding sequence. The bleeding sequence is often different on many of today's vehicles. You can find this in a brake specifications guide or a vehicle's service manual.

If you do bleed the wheels in the wrong sequence, it will take you multiple cycles on each wheel to get all of the air out. Bleeding in the correct sequence will ensure you get the air out on the first try, saving you time.

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