By Jenni Wirtz | 10 September, 2021


To ensure that factors are providing technicians with premium quality braking components, they need to sell a brand they trust and that their 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 Brake Pads featuring BECKTEC multi-layered shim technology, providing 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, but more importantly saves time during installation, as technicians do not have to 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, which incorporates Zinc-Aluminium flakes, also provides improved thermal properties that result in better braking performance. Borg & Beck never compromises on quality, and Brake Discs are no exception as they are high in carbon content and dimensionally matching the OE specification.

Borg & Beck’s Brake Pads with BECKTEC multi-layered shim technology offer a fine copper-free semi-metallic compound 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.

First Line Ltd recognises that nowadays, factors play a vital role in advising their customers on best practice and tips, as well as upselling other products in the process.

For example, when it comes to installing brake pads and discs, it is essential that vital procedures are not overlooked, as this may lead to premature failure of the new components. Calipers, for example, need to be able to operate freely, so must be clear of dust, dirt and corrosion, and caliper bolts, where applicable, should be replaced, as many are single use only and must not be reused.

If there are slider pins, these need to be cleaned and lubricated with a suitable silicone-based lubricant and, if they have been on the vehicle for a long period of time, any clips should be replaced, as their tension will have been severely reduced. Wear leads that are not an integral part of the pad, should also be replaced when required for the application.

As a result, when purchasing brake pads, factors need to check to see whats included, as Borg & Beck follows what is supplied in the OE box, which varies by manufacturer, therefore references that don’tinclude replacement caliper bolts, springs and clips, provide an opportunity andcan be sold separately as fitting kits.

Borg & Beck’s range of more than 630 brake fitting kits and in excess of 200 wear leads, provides a comprehensive solution for both pads and shoes, ensuring the correct operation of the braking assembly is achieved, minimising the possibility of noise, uneven wear, or unequal brake effort following complete replacement.

To help members promote Borg & Beck Braking, useful POS material, including an informative reception/workshop poster highlighting ‘best practice’ brake disc installation, are available. To request your free poster, and to see the other posters available from First Line Ltd, simply visit our poster page and fill in the online form.

Overall, the Borg & Beck Braking range now encompasses more than 8,200 references and continues to grow on a monthly basis. For total reassurance, all are manufactured to the highest standard and undergo rigorous testing to ensure their reliability and durability.


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