By Jenni Wirtz | 19 June, 2018

To undertake service or repair work on a vehicle’s braking system, technicians need to be sure they are fitting a brand they can trust with the product quality that both they and their valued customers can depend on. First Line Ltd is a renowned and trusted aftermarket supplier and under its Borg & Beck brand offers a range of BECKTEC coated Brake Discs and double rubber shimmed Brake Pads provide the ideal solution for the discerning professional.

BECKTEC coated Discs incorporate innovative water-based technology, to produce a fully protected disc, which not only looks good and remains rust-free for the vehicle owned, but also saves time during installation, as technicians do not have to clean them or remove any oil residue before fitting, so they can go straight from the box to the hub.

As well as protecting the Disc inside and out against rust and corrosion, the water-based coating using Zinc-Aluminium flakes also provides improved thermal properties, which results in better performance and naturally, there is no compromise on the make-up of the high carbon material used or weight reduction in their production.

Borg & Beck’s BECKTEC double rubber shimmed pads utilise fine copper-free metallic fibres consistent with the original equipment (OE) formulation, which mitigates the corrosive effects and noise associated with coarser, less expensive pads that wear quickly and perform less effectively. Plus, in-line with OE specification the Pads are chamfered and grooved, and where applicable are supplied with integral wear leads, sensors, bolts and accessories, offering a premium aftermarket solution.

The Borg & Beck Braking range encompasses more than 1,600 Discs and 1,250 Pads, and continues to grow on a monthly basis. Notable new-to-range references include: The front Brake Discs to fit the Audi A4 Quattro/Allroad 2.0T, 2.0TD 2015> BBD6147S and the front Brake Pads to fit VAG S1 Quattro, Ibiza Cupra and Polo GTI 2014> BBP2610 and Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque 2.0TD 2015> BBP2614.

Another essential when it comes to Braking is the Brake Cable, particularly with the growing use of electronic handbrake systems, which improve driver comfort, convenience and safety when compared with their traditional lever operated counterparts.

Despite the increasing popularity of these systems, it is often difficult to source replacement Cables for these applications. However, having identified the requirement, First Line Ltd has introduced a comprehensive range into its extensive Brake Cable portfolio.

Naturally all are manufactured to the highest standard and undergo rigorous testing to ensure their reliability and durability. Helpfully, to aid identification, layout drawings are also available within their online WebCat.