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NEW Raybestos® Brand Drag Reduction Clips Available Now

Boost Braking Performance and Shop Profitability

McHenry, IL — February 1, 2012 Technicians and their customers have been given an additional way to improve braking performance that’s fast and easy. NEW drag reduction clips from Raybestos® brakes – a member of the Affinia family of brands – retrofit progressive OE hardware designs. They are now available for a wide range of vehicles.

Raybestos drag reduction clips help drivers achieve:

• Better Fuel Economy

• Reduced Brake Wear

• Less Brake Noise

• Lower Braking Temperatures

• Improved Vehicle Performance




Brake drag is unwanted contact between the friction material and the braking surface when the brakes are not being engaged. Brake drag can cause increased vehicle rolling resistance, increased braking temperatures and increased brake component wear.




Raybestos drag reduction clips are designed for easy installation. Each clip has an application specific design that fits over the brake pad on applications where spring clips were not part of the original equipment design. The clips act as a spring… providing positive pressure to the brake pad... keeping it separated from the braking surface when the brakes are not applied. This pressure is light enough to not affect the braking system when the brakes are applied.

There are currently 40 unique Raybestos drag reduction clip designs that apply to hundreds of the most popular vehicles on the road today. Each kit comes with specific installation instructions. This low cost item offer technicians a great return on investment and improved long-term braking performance for their customers.

For more information on the Raybestos drag reduction clips or Raybestos brand brake or chassis parts, visit or call 800-323-0354.

Raybestos® brand brake parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems in the transportation industry. The Raybestos brakes product line includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts. Raybestos brand racing brakes are used by premier teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports in NASCAR® competition. In addition, the Raybestos brand is the preferred racing brake pad of IZOD® IndyCar® Series and Firestone® Indy Lights road and street course competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit