Borg Automotive urges workshops to beat AC rush

Borg Automotive urges workshops to beat AC rush

CVW hears how Borg Automotive is urging workshops to get ahead when it comes to air-conditioning compressors to beat the spring rush.

A properly working air-conditioning system is important. It ensures optimum temperatures in the vehicle at all times of the year and even protects against fogged windows in problematic weather conditions. However, malfunctions are often noticed in the spring and summer, so workshops should plan ahead for the coming season to secure availability. If there are gaps to be filled, Borg Automotive offers a range of remanufactured air-conditioning compressors from the Elstock, DRI, Lucas, and TMI brands – in what the firm describes as “a quality that is on a par with original parts”.

Borg urges workshops to beat the AC rush

When the days get longer and temperatures rise, the vehicle’s air-conditioning system is used more frequently. That’s why drivers notice a poorer cooling performance particularly in the spring, or the lack of cooling is picked up during a routine air-conditioning check in the workshop. In most cases, it is sufficient to refill the refrigerant, but even if the air-conditioning compressor has failed, good advice need not be expensive, as Borg Automotive provides the aftermarket with an alternative to expensive original parts.

Market coverage

The company’s range comprises around 1,300 part numbers and a Europe-wide vehicle coverage of approximately 95%. As Europe’s largest independent automotive remanufacturer, Borg aims to ensure quality by exclusively remanufacturing original parts. For each part number, the in-house development centre determines the optimal remanufacturing process. Production takes place in the company’s own factories in Europe. No wear or defect, no matter how small, in the housing, bores, clutch, pulleys, electric coils, or control valves remains hidden from the company’s specialists, and every issue is rapidly fixed. What’s more, every air-conditioning compressor is individually tested to OE specifications at the end of the remanufacturing process. Before an air-conditioning compressor goes on sale, for example, it must pass leak tests up to 22 bar.

Borg urges workshops to beat the AC rush

Electric air-conditioning compressors

In addition, Borg Automotive is one of the few remanufacturers in the world that can offer the aftermarket electric air-conditioning compressors for electric vehicles and hybrids. It invested early in the respective knowhow and technologies to be able to offer air-conditioning compressors that are driven by their own electric motor instead of a belt. This has helped make the company a one-stop shop for aftermarket workshops.

Borg urges workshops to beat the AC rush

Increased reliability

In addition to OE-identical quality, value for money, high market coverage, and the fact that remanufacturing saves natural resources and energy, there is another argument in favour of air-conditioning compressors from the Elstock, DRI, TMI, and Lucas brands: a high level of delivery reliability. Borg Automotive continuously stocks around one million spare parts suitable for remanufacturing, sources very few components from outside Europe, produces in Poland, Spain, and the UK, and has high-performance logistics in Poland. In recent years, the company, therefore, has not been affected by the problems of international supply chains to the same extent as other suppliers. For workshops, this means reliability and fast delivery.

All air-conditioning compressors from the firm are delivered ready for installation and with the correct amount of oil required by the OEM – including a two-year warranty with no mileage limit.

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