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.
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.
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.
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.
First Line Group has rewarded Dominic Cox from DC Car Repairs, Oxford, and Alan Hurdley from CRM Express, Cowley, in its sales promotion for its comprehensive range of First Line branded turbo hoses. The former received a £500 Snap-on professional tools voucher, and the latter a Bose SoundLink Air digital music system after they supplied the winning turbo hoses.