As more and more vehicles are being fitted with technology to assist drivers, this is impacting the way technicians work. One of these components is the ABS sensor, which is often located next to the brake discs and now needs to be considered and checked when changing the discs. With this in mind, Borg & Beck have offered the following advice:
With more than a century’s worth of original equipment (OE) heritage when it comes to the design and manufacture of clutch systems and components, Borg & Beck is an iconic brand. As it was the original supplier of clutch to the majority of British-built vehicles dating back to the 1930s, it should come as no surprise that Borg & Beck’s classic clutch range has become the go to option for classic car enthusiasts.
First Line states that its range of wiper motors is proving increasingly popular, which is why the programme continues to grow. Life on the road reveals the long-term issues that affect the day-to-day running of a vehicle and the Renault Clio MkII and III from 2001-2010 (First Line part number FWM1004) is a particular case in point.
Replacing cabin filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced.
In addition to its range of quality products under the First Line, Borg & Beck and Key Parts brands, First Line Ltd offered Groupauto and UAN members four in-show promotions to provide the ‘icing on the cake’ during the groups’ recent combined trade event for both factors and workshops.
The latest official Formula One game for PS4 and XBOX has just been released and this 2018 edition features Borg & Beck, one of the premier racing division’s most well-known brands, evoking memories of an era when Borg & Beck received the design award for outstanding achievement in motorsport, with over 300 wins from vehicles fitted with OE Borg & Beck.
Following its CV brake pad introduction First Line Ltd, with their 100-year-old Borg & Beck brand, entered a sponsorship agreement with the Cole Trucksport truck racing team providing them with premium quality Brake Pads and Discs.
When a vehicle enters the workshop for a service, it is important to make sure that all components are functioning properly before heading back out on to the road. Filters are one of the components that must be replaced in line with the manufacturer’s schedule, as they are vital in maximising the longevity and efficiency of both the vehicle and the comfort of its occupants.
During the winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.
Despite the complex nature of the modern clutch system, many technicians remain under the misapprehension that clutch replacement is a simple and straightforward affair. However, with clutch replacement now often taking several hours it’s imperative for workshop profitability that technicians have the information they need to fit the replacement right, first time.
First Line has become one of British sports car manufacturer Zenos’ original equipment (OE) supply partners. Following the sports car manufacturer’s business ethos of building a British car using British suppliers, Zenos fits a range of First Line’s premium products to all their models, including Borg & Beck’s Becktec braking, First Line’s steering and suspension components and a bespoke handbrake cable.
As a mark of its continuing strength in the export market, First Line Ltd has again featured in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranking, making it three appearances in the last four years and the company by far the most consistent aftermarket supplier in the study.
Borg & Beck’s range of starters, alternators and freewheeling pulleys has grown rapidly since its UK launch and now stands at more than 1,700 part numbers, making it one of the largest surcharge-free rotating electrics programme in the country. Available on an outright purchase basis, the range has been designed for convenience; without the surcharge arrangement applied to the price there is no requirement to return the old ‘core’ unit, meaning workshops can benefit from any scrap value themselves.
Tyres are not the only rubber component of a car that will deteriorate when exposed to weather, temperature changes and time, as a new poster published by First Line Group (FLG) brand Borg & Beck. Wiper blades’ deterioration affects driver visibility, therefore increasing risks to passengers and other road users. The company recommends that motorists replace their wiper blades annually, and has produced a poster for display in reception areas to argue this case.
Presented at a gala dinner following the recent Groupauto & UAN trade show in Liverpool, First Line Ltd has been presented with Groupauto’s runners-up trophy in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category. First Line stated that the award is “further recognition of the strength of the First Line and Borg & Beck brands, as well as the relationship the company and its employees have with motor factors and workshops across the country.”