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Brake part manufacturers prepare for 2011

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As 2010 winds down, there is a lot news being released from major brake part manufacturers. Here is a quick update on what they have announced.

Brand: Bendix

In October, Friction Materials LLC, a business unit of Honeywell International Inc.,, launched its Bendix Hybrid Brake Service course. 

"We've had overwhelming demand for this class," says Jim Kelley, director of sales, Americas. " Accordingly, sessions for the three-hour course are being scheduled for 2011.

The Bendix Hybrid Brake Service course covers basic hybrid operation, hydraulic systems and ABS operation on the Gen 1 Civic, Prius Gen II and Ford Escape 2005-2007 models.

The course is led by Chuck Kennedy, the "Bendix Answerman. For more information, visit

Brand: Raybestos

Throughout 2010, the Raybestos brand product and data teams developed new coverage applications for late model vehicles, which include more than 11,000 listings for 2011 model year vehicles.

Coverage for 2011 includes more than 50 different vehicle makes and more than 250 specific domestic and imported models.

Raybestos is produced and marketed by the Affinia Global Brake & Chassis division of Affinia Group Inc. For more information on Raybestos brake or chassis parts, or to order a Raybestos brand catalog, visit

Brand: BrakeQuip

BrakeQuip LLC was presented a 2010 SEMA Global Media Award at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The award was "for introducing one of the best new products at this year's show."

The product was BrakeQuip’s new Low Profile Fitting. The D.O.T.-compliant brake line fitting fully meets FMVSS106 standards.

The "lower profile" is on the crimp side, where it can contain all registered manufacturing markings. The new fittings also have a shiny, chrome-like finish and can be used with BrakeQuip’s lines of colored or clear brake hoses for car, truck and motorcycle use.

For more information on BrakeQuip, visit

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