According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9 per cent and, as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing every year since 2013, which means that it’s now not uncommon for an EV to be entering the workshop, so technicians need to be prepared for these complex vehicles. To accommodate this growing sector and to ensure that they are able to fit the parts with confidence from a reputable supplier, repairers can rest assured that First Line Ltd supplies an extensive range for EV components and has done for years.
As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has therefore provided the following advice on the varying techniques that can be used when fitting them.
Auto component supplier First Line is committed to providing its customers with the best service and support possible, which is why the company has introduced a new online portal that gives them a simpler, more efficient way to process their returns and warranties claims.
As workshops have a vital role to ensure the country keeps moving during this challenging period, they are one of the few businesses officially allowed to stay open amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. To show its support for the important part they play, First Line Ltd is offering advice as to how technicians can stay safe, as well as standing alongside them to continue to supply the parts they need to effectively continue to run their businesses.
First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitted as standard. The pump, with the First Line reference FWP2352V, fits Audi A1, A3, A4, A5 and Q3, Seat Leon, Škoda Octavia, VW Passat, Golf, Tiguan and Transporter 1.6TD and 2.0TD 2012 applications.
With UK roads known for their potholes, it’s something that every driver has to put up with, but what impact is it having on vehicles? The obvious components it affects are the tyres, wheels and bodywork, but there are other components that may also become worn due to potholes and even speed humps.
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.
First Line’s extensive range of premium quality cooling components has been updated with several new coolant hose references. The company states that it is committed to the continuous development of its cooling programme and applies its considerable specialist knowledge to research and respond to the potential demands from the service and repair sector, providing the premium quality replacement items needed in the independent aftermarket.
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.
Banbury-headquartered First Line Ltd, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of premium quality automotive components to the vehicle aftermarket, has secured £20 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The funding will help the firm expand its exports and capitalise on growth opportunities in overseas markets, it states.
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.
Reflecting the poor surface quality of many of the UK’s road network, with its potholes and debris, as well as the increase in speed humps and ramps, the number of vehicles entering the workshop with damage to their oil sumps caused not just by impacts, but from corrosion to exposed surfaces, has risen considerably.
In terms of the driver, one of the most important road safety elements is the ability to see clearly in adverse weather conditions, which is why when a wiper motor fails, the replacement component should be of premium quality, parts supplier First Line states.
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.