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New Product Launch - Unipart 2 in 1 Rapid De-Icer with Ice Scraper Cap

With Winter upon us, motorists are having to get to grips once more with frozen windscreens - but not everybody uses a traditional ice scraper.

 CD Cases, Credit Cards, and boiling water are some of the household items sometimes used to clear an icy windscreen.

Using anything other than a proper De-Icer and an Ice scraper does not effectively remove the ice and a makeshift scraper can cause damage to the windscreen, boiling water can cause a cracked windscreen and may re-freeze and you may even snap your credit card; with the digital age even these items may not even be to hand with many cars now streaming music and payments being made by smart phone!! So what do you do? You definitely do not want to use your smart phone to clear your windscreen.

Remember driving with poor visibility is illegal and punishable with a fine and points. So why Not ensure you have the correct equipment for the job?

Unipart Rapid De-Icer - Coming soon

The Unipart patented ice scrapper cap is strong and robust to clear the stubborn frost and ice from your windscreen. So no more searching for your credit card or CD case! The fast acting formula rapidly defrosts windscreens to -15°C, preventing re-freeze and protects the rubber on your wiper blades. The Unipart de-icer also has a power jet nozzle which ensures wide spray coverage.

A full range of Winter chemicals available now at unipartautostore, on the forecourt and through leading retailers

What's Stopping You? How your brakes work

We all know that applying the brake pedal slows your car down or stops it.  But how does this work?

  • When a brake pedal is pushed, it forces a  piston in the master cylinder to send brake fluid along the brake pipes
  • Brake fluid is sent under pressure to the caliper and pistons.
  • Brake Fluid forces the pistons to squeeze the brake pads together on the disc, causing the wheel to slow down or stop.
  • Where drum brakes are fitted, the piston forces the brake shoes against the inside of the drum to slow down or stop the wheel
  • During braking, the Anti- Lock Braking system (ABS) senses if the wheels lock up in a skid and momentarily release the brakes, before re-applying, rapidly repeating this until the wheels re-gain traction.

What do brake pads do?

Brake Pads provide the pressure and friction the brake disc needs to slow and stop the vehicle

Why I should replace my brake pads?

To ensure safe and effective braking your pads need to be regularly checked and replaced if:

  • The thickness of the friction material on the pad is less than 3mm.  Some brake pads have a wear indicator, which makes either a squealing sound or shows up as a warning light on your dashboard to indicate they need replacing.
  • Any of the pads are damaged or have friction material breaking away
  • Failure elsewhere which can cause the friction material to become contaminated with brake fluid or grease.

To give you peace of mind all Unipart brake pads meet the highest European standards.  As a safety critical component there are strict regulations covering the sale of brake pads in the UK. The legislation means all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes registered after 1st September 1999 must be fitted with E marked brake pads.

The product must be in a tamper evident box with an unbroken seal and fitting instructions inside.  The box must also be labelled with the same detailed carried on the brake pad together with the vehicle applications.

So its not only what’s in the box but also whats on the box that counts.

Unipart offers an extensive range of OEM matching quality braking products including pads, discs and shoes click here

Looking for a garage to check your brakes? Visit unipartcarcarecentres.com and ask them to carry out a braking inspection. We have hundreds of garages in our nationwide network