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10 litres of Adblue (needed for newer diesel cars) for £9.99 (+£3.75 if delivered, incl multiple cans), was £19.99, at Unipart Autostores. Much more elsewhere!

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I have a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal (Euro6); most newer diesels will need it too. Last year I had to top it up for the first time and this deal got some inte… Read More
I have a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal (Euro6); most newer diesels will need it too. Last year I had to top it up for the first time and this deal got some inte…
Besford Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago65 Comments
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monkeyhanger75
The Leaf isn't 4x cheaper to service than the wife's A1 1.6TDI, it's about the same (taking her £500/5 year service pack into account) - Leaf is about £90 first service/£150 second service. No road tax either, does 55mpg around the doors, similar output to yours, and on a long run (can't do a long run in a Leaf) doing 80mph all the way with the aircon on it averages over 70 mpg. The Leaf's range is hammered at 70-80mph (about 70 miles last Summer when I had a weekend test drive in one, it is surprisingly small inside, so the wife's A1 is a good comparison with the Leaf for both power and interior space) Costco is currently 107.9ppL for Diesel (9p per mile around the doors). The gap is nowhere near as big as you make out. You keep avoiding the mention of depreciation. You get a new car that depreciates £48 a month less than your Leaf and your savings are totally wiped out. I'm assuming your quoted cost of electricity is based on deducting your generation or feed in tariff, as i've not seen electricity that cheap for about 4 years. With Solar panels and no journeys longer than 80 miles, a Leaf might just about make sense, without Solar or free charging at work etc, there's nowt in it all in between a Leaf and a comparable output/size diesel that depreciates well.

The leaf service from the supplying dealer costs £79 both first and second service.
As for size it is much bigger inside than an A1 interior space (boot aside) is similar to an astra.
As for tariffs I'm not sure you understand how FIT works? I just get £450odd a year paid into our bank which we use toward the energy bill.
The tarrif I'm on is still current it's with OVO energy and its the overnight price (it's timed to charge at midnight) I have not deducted my FIT payment from this, as I said it pays slightly more than the leaf uses. If I did include that I would have stated minus 0.3p a mile running cost.
Agreed its no vehicle for sitting at 80mph on the motorway as it was in no way designed to do so, our nearest motorway is 50miles away so it's never seen one, I wouldn't doubt a range of 70miles driving it in a manner like that.
But for long distances I use our BMW 535d which barely clears 40mpg but it is 313bhp.

Edit I haven't avoided mentioning depreciation I clearly stated the car is on PCP so the depreciation is fixed at the monthly payment of £199 (£199 deposit) for two years so around £5k in two years. But as I also clearly said it has no running cost due to our solar panels.

Edited By: OrribleHarry on Jun 26, 2017 22:20
The Leaf isn't 4x cheaper to service than the wife's A1 1.6TDI, it's about the same (taking her £500/5 year service pack into account) - Leaf is about £90 first service/£150 second service. No road tax either, does 55mpg around the doors, similar output to yours, and on a long run (can't do a long run in a Leaf) doing 80mph all the way with the aircon on it averages over 70 mpg. The Leaf's range is hammered at 70-80mph (about 70 miles last Summer when I had a weekend test drive in one, it is surprisingly small inside, so the wife's A1 is a good comparison with the Leaf for both power and interior space) Costco is currently 107.9ppL for Diesel (9p per mile around the doors). The gap is nowhere near as big as you make out. You keep avoiding the mention of depreciation. You get a new car that depreciates £48 a month less than your Leaf and your savings are totally wiped out. I'm assuming your quoted cost of electricity is based on deducting your generation or feed in tariff, as i've not seen electricity that cheap for about 4 years. With Solar panels and no journeys longer than 80 miles, a Leaf might just about make sense, without Solar or free charging at work etc, there's nowt in it all in between a Leaf and a comparable output/size diesel that depreciates well.
Stu
But in reality what use is 128 miles (worse if you only get 85 as I couldn't even get to work) to most people. I'm doing 15k+ a year and there are plenty of people doing more.
How long does it take you to charge it to get 128 miles??

Depending how you charge it. 60mins for DC public charging or 4hrs with 7kw home charger.

It's not our primary car, although it does far more miles than our diesel as we use the leaf constantly for local miles. I have a 535d as a long distance car.

Everyone's usage is different but as a second car for local miles/school runs etc they are superb.
But in reality what use is 128 miles (worse if you only get 85 as I couldn't even get to work) to most people. I'm doing 15k+ a year and there are plenty of people doing more.

How long does it take you to charge it to get 128 miles??
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TheBiker
Buy a petrol car - SORTED.
Petrols are just as polluting.
Electric is the future.
Electric is just as polluting when you take into account manufacturing requirements for those batteries and the fact that we don't generate much of our electricity via hydroelectric dams, solar, wind power etc. If everyone switched to electric within the next 5 years, this country's national grid would be on its knees.
Not strictly true yes the batteries require specific resources. But this is more than offset by the fact the car itself never emits any pollution. Over its lifetime it's much more environmentally friendly than an ICE which emits hundreds of kilograms of pollution, and that's not including oil changes etc.
There is no reason why an Electric car can't have all its electric generated by your own solar/wind generation.
Windfarms at home aren't practical for most, nor are they as efficient as solar. If you work normal days, you won't be generating your own juice by solar while you and your car are at work, you'll be supplying the grid at pitiful buy rates (unless you were one of the first to go solar and locked a good tariff rate in) - then buying your overnight electricity at normal rates. Poor range is still the norm on electric cars, more so in Winter, and the cost of replacing these batteries at 6-8 years old is likely to cost more than the car is worth. Take into account the battery running costs (putting a little by for replacement or rental of the battery, and those fuel savings soon disappear).
One day electric might be teh way to go, not yet though for most.
The technology is available now.
I have 4kw of solar on our roof, they generate enough to power my wife's leaf doing 1,000 miles a month.
Say the batteries do need replaced after 8 years at a cost of £4k that's still only £500 a year. An ICE car doing this many miles costs £1500 a year to run, a leaf doing the same (if paying) costs £350 a year so each year you could still save £650 a year.
That is if you can live with the 155 miles maximum range, which as a second car ours never does more than this in a day.
Leafs can be had a year old for very reasonable prices indeed.
If you think you can get 155 miles out of a Leaf with a new and healthy battery then you're dreaming, 110 miles in the Summer and 85 in the Winter is more like it.
A 50mpg diesel costs £99 to go 1000 miles if you get Diesel at my local Costco, that's less than £1200 a year. A Leaf takes 30kWh to do 100 miles, at 11p per kWh on a decent tariff (without Solar), that's £33 per 1000 miles, factor in the monthly cost of your battery replacement spread over 8 years, that's about £42 a month. Brings the running cost of that leaf up to £75 a month. So you're £24 a month better off with the Leaf, assuming your Leaf doesn't depreciate quicker than the Diesel (which it may well do). When you buy a new car, depreciation is by far the biggest running cost unless you are buying a Duster or Suzuki Alto.
Similar sums with something like a 1.4TSI 150ps petrol Cylinder on demand VAG that can also average around 50mpg.
If you're not using the electricity as you're generating it (because you're out at work), the current GT and FIT is pretty poor.
We're in a prime location for solar (SSW facing, with absolutely nothing in front of us), but those solar panels are pretty ugly unless they flush fitted into the roof (like a few new builds), but with the running cost of the system (inverters etc.) and installation costs, as well as pretty poor GT and FIT, the payback period was way too long to consider. Very early adopters got ridiculously good tariffs (which everyone else is subsidising).

Your information is flawed my tariff is 7.9p per Kwh and only just today I achieved 128 miles on a full charge.

That's 128 miles for £2.37 so less than 2p a mile (that's excluding solar return) yes it does around 85 miles in the winter but averages well over 100 on a charge so say 2.37p a mile.

Even at 112p a litre works out £5.22 a gallon so around 10.5p a mile (around 4 times the cost) so at it's very cheapest over a thousand a year to run. But obviously diesel regularly goes up way beyond its current prices.

That's excluding the fact that a diesel cost around 4 times the cost to service, requires road tax etc.

Obviously I get a much bigger return as our solar returns slightly more than our leaf costs to run.

Think of it like this for a small £5k investment for solar we get 12,000 miles a year for free. Bearing in mind our leaf will get changed after 2 years (its on PCP) so batteries are irrelevant to us.
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Unipart 5W40 Engine Oil Fully Synthetic 1L (ProS400) £2.05 (+ £3.75 delivery) @ Unipart Auto Store £5.80

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Unipart 5W40 Engine Oil Fully Synthetic 1L (ProS400) Price is 2.05/ltr Been looking for 5 ltrs engine oil 5w/40 fully Synthetic and came across this deal. If you're looking to buy 1 litre then Read More
Unipart 5W40 Engine Oil Fully Synthetic 1L (ProS400) Price is 2.05/ltr Been looking for 5 ltrs engine oil 5w/40 fully Synthetic and came across this deal. If you're looking to buy 1 litre then
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Just what I needed.. Thanks
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10 litres of Adblue (needed for newer diesel cars) for £9.99 (was £19.99) at Unipart Autostores. Much more elsewhere!

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Last year I got a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal and recently it started telling me it needed a refill (takes about 12 litres from empty). Franchised dealer want… Read More
Last year I got a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal and recently it started telling me it needed a refill (takes about 12 litres from empty). Franchised dealer want…
Besford Avatar1y, 3m agoFound 1 year, 3 months ago81 Comments
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Works out cheaper to disable adblue system in the ECU.
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I have nothing fundamental against diesels, but when it requires a filtering system that clogs up, a fuel-sensitive engine map and some added chemical to get them to be "good" to the environment, I honestly think that changing to a petrol is the overall more economical option.
Buying and running a diesel car will be more expensive unless you do over 10k miles per year but add the DPF fluids and DPF units that require maintenance it is in my opinion economically not competitive with other fuels.
That's true if you are buying new and letting a dealer service the car but buying second hand and looking after it yourself is a different ball game. Most people who buy second hand have a budget, same as new I guess but most people I know who have new cars are not buying them, they are renting them or they have a company car. Whilst renting may be an option for me in the future all of my cars to date have been purchased. I prefer large cars and as we all know large petrol cars are more rare these days because diesel cars fare better on CO2 emissions and are less in road tax. This is improving with newer cars but the 10,000 miles a year to benefit had been a dealer's myth for years. It depends on each individual's needs and what they want from a car. If my car was a 2 litre petrol it would be another £80.00 a year to tax. A friend of mine got a bit of a shock when she bought a Mazda RX-8. £400.00 a year to tax!! Less money going to the government can only be a good thing for me. My present car was about £1,200.00 more than the nearest petrol rival. I have had my car 4 years now so that's £300.00 a year extra. It had one service a year before I started doing it myself. Cost of service £179.99. I just rang for a service for my wife's 3 year old Fiesta 1.2 zetec, £199.99 !! The only cost difference on my car over a petrol is the oil is more expensive, nothing else. Service schedule is the same. My car does 45mpg round town and 60mpg on a run, that's at least 20% increase over the petrol rival and possibly more if driven hard. Based on just 8,000 miles a year my fuel will cost about £765.00 based on an average of 50mpg at £1.05 per litre. A petrol would cost me another £160.00 but add the extra cost in road tax that's £240.00. So yes, my diesel is costing me £60.00 a year more but I guarantee when I come to sell it I will get that back and more besides compared with a petrol.
There are advantages for both but I do agree that petrol is becoming more appealing in the long run.
I was a diesel fan until one day my ford focus went into limp mode and would not accelerate. The DPF was clogged up and a replacement would cost over £500. The dealer told me that the DPF units have a life of 70-80k miles. I changed to petrol and it costs me only about £2 more a week in fuel and tax is £100 more. I have noticed that there is less wear on tyres and my break shoes last longer which I can only put down to the lighter petrol car compared to the heavier diesel. There is also less noise and vibration compared to the diesel. The major costs in a lifetime of a car will be repair bills and with the imperfect emission control measures on modern diesel cars I am not sure these will be trouble free in the long run.

Overwhelmingly the major cost of running a car is depreciaton. Fuel, service, etc. costs are minor in comparison.
Smartguy1
Capt Kirk
Taz1529
I have nothing fundamental against diesels, but when it requires a filtering system that clogs up, a fuel-sensitive engine map and some added chemical to get them to be "good" to the environment, I honestly think that changing to a petrol is the overall more economical option.
Buying and running a diesel car will be more expensive unless you do over 10k miles per year but add the DPF fluids and DPF units that require maintenance it is in my opinion economically not competitive with other fuels.
That's true if you are buying new and letting a dealer service the car but buying second hand and looking after it yourself is a different ball game. Most people who buy second hand have a budget, same as new I guess but most people I know who have new cars are not buying them, they are renting them or they have a company car. Whilst renting may be an option for me in the future all of my cars to date have been purchased. I prefer large cars and as we all know large petrol cars are more rare these days because diesel cars fare better on CO2 emissions and are less in road tax. This is improving with newer cars but the 10,000 miles a year to benefit had been a dealer's myth for years. It depends on each individual's needs and what they want from a car. If my car was a 2 litre petrol it would be another £80.00 a year to tax. A friend of mine got a bit of a shock when she bought a Mazda RX-8. £400.00 a year to tax!! Less money going to the government can only be a good thing for me. My present car was about £1,200.00 more than the nearest petrol rival. I have had my car 4 years now so that's £300.00 a year extra. It had one service a year before I started doing it myself. Cost of service £179.99. I just rang for a service for my wife's 3 year old Fiesta 1.2 zetec, £199.99 !! The only cost difference on my car over a petrol is the oil is more expensive, nothing else. Service schedule is the same. My car does 45mpg round town and 60mpg on a run, that's at least 20% increase over the petrol rival and possibly more if driven hard. Based on just 8,000 miles a year my fuel will cost about £765.00 based on an average of 50mpg at £1.05 per litre. A petrol would cost me another £160.00 but add the extra cost in road tax that's £240.00. So yes, my diesel is costing me £60.00 a year more but I guarantee when I come to sell it I will get that back and more besides compared with a petrol.
There are advantages for both but I do agree that petrol is becoming more appealing in the long run.

I was a diesel fan until one day my ford focus went into limp mode and would not accelerate. The DPF was clogged up and a replacement would cost over £500. The dealer told me that the DPF units have a life of 70-80k miles. I changed to petrol and it costs me only about £2 more a week in fuel and tax is £100 more. I have noticed that there is less wear on tyres and my break shoes last longer which I can only put down to the lighter petrol car compared to the heavier diesel. There is also less noise and vibration compared to the diesel. The major costs in a lifetime of a car will be repair bills and with the imperfect emission control measures on modern diesel cars I am not sure these will be trouble free in the long run.
Capt Kirk
Taz1529
I have nothing fundamental against diesels, but when it requires a filtering system that clogs up, a fuel-sensitive engine map and some added chemical to get them to be "good" to the environment, I honestly think that changing to a petrol is the overall more economical option.
Buying and running a diesel car will be more expensive unless you do over 10k miles per year but add the DPF fluids and DPF units that require maintenance it is in my opinion economically not competitive with other fuels.

That's true if you are buying new and letting a dealer service the car but buying second hand and looking after it yourself is a different ball game. Most people who buy second hand have a budget, same as new I guess but most people I know who have new cars are not buying them, they are renting them or they have a company car. Whilst renting may be an option for me in the future all of my cars to date have been purchased. I prefer large cars and as we all know large petrol cars are more rare these days because diesel cars fare better on CO2 emissions and are less in road tax. This is improving with newer cars but the 10,000 miles a year to benefit had been a dealer's myth for years. It depends on each individual's needs and what they want from a car. If my car was a 2 litre petrol it would be another £80.00 a year to tax. A friend of mine got a bit of a shock when she bought a Mazda RX-8. £400.00 a year to tax!! Less money going to the government can only be a good thing for me. My present car was about £1,200.00 more than the nearest petrol rival. I have had my car 4 years now so that's £300.00 a year extra. It had one service a year before I started doing it myself. Cost of service £179.99. I just rang for a service for my wife's 3 year old Fiesta 1.2 zetec, £199.99 !! The only cost difference on my car over a petrol is the oil is more expensive, nothing else. Service schedule is the same. My car does 45mpg round town and 60mpg on a run, that's at least 20% increase over the petrol rival and possibly more if driven hard. Based on just 8,000 miles a year my fuel will cost about £765.00 based on an average of 50mpg at £1.05 per litre. A petrol would cost me another £160.00 but add the extra cost in road tax that's £240.00. So yes, my diesel is costing me £60.00 a year more but I guarantee when I come to sell it I will get that back and more besides compared with a petrol.

There are advantages for both but I do agree that petrol is becoming more appealing in the long run.
stuarthanley
When it comes to buying my next car, I'll know what I need to avoid.
Yup, Diesel!

Costs more to buy, more to service, more to fill up and now this 5hi73!


Edited By: Ripperoo on May 02, 2016 16:30
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