Unipart Automotive’s brake comparison tests have kicked a hornet’s nest of feeling in the aftermarket and prompted a stern response from TMD.
A point-by-point reply to TMD’s actions is forthcoming, says Unipart Marketing Director Andrew Jeffrey, but here he makes an initial statement on the reaction to the tests.
“Unipart Automotive’s braking products have always been an important part of our offer to our customers. With our OE heritage, we understand as well as anyone what it takes to make a great brake pad, and the ways in which they have to perform. Recently, in a multi-brand test run by an independent testing house, testing brake pad performance across a whole range of situations, the Unipart product performed best. We are proud of that.
“We certainly are not misleading anyone. Not only were the tests independently devised and performed, using industry evaluation methods, but they were witnessed and verified by the VCA, the government agency responsible for type approval in the UK. We believe that the debate on quality on the aftermarket needs facts so that garages and technicians can make informed decisions.”