P1 Autocare Screenwash Pods are making real change

Autoparts UK leads aftermarket in curbing plastic waste

Surge in popularity of revolutionary P1 Autocare screenwash pod

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand.

Since the brand joined the global campaign against the use of plastic bottles early in 2019, Autoparts has sold over 5000 screenwash pods, eliminating unnecessary plastic bottles going into landfill or the ocean.

With UK motorists annually consuming around 100 million plastic bottles of screenwash – almost two million plastic bottles per week and an astonishing 285,000 per day – the effects are plunging the world into an environmental catastrophe.

The automotive aftermarket’s response is proving overwhelmingly positive, but more garages are being urged to switch from the traditional bottles to the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pods, to help curb plastic waste and avert an even bigger environmental crisis.

Instead of typically buying a 5-litre bottle of screenwash or 500ml of concentrate, the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pod makes up to 5 litres in the washer fluid reservoir.

Teal blue in colour with a pleasant blue raspberry smell, the smear-free product is available from Autoparts UK under the P1 Autocare brand in blister packs of one, three and six tablets, to optimise speed to market and product visibility.

Craig McCracken, Autoparts group factor manager, said: “With the success of the screenwash pods, we’ve taken 42 pallets of plastic waste out of circulation. This increase in popularity is very encouraging and I’m delighted that Autoparts UK is leading the campaign against waste in the automotive aftermarket.”

Be prepared, even after Brexit

Under international conventions, GB is the distinguishing sign to display on UK-registered vehicles when driving outside of the UK, including in the EU and the EEA. You can display the distinguishing sign as either a GB sticker or a GB sign on your number plate. From 29 March 2019, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you may need a GB sticker even if your vehicle has a Euro-plate (a number plate displaying both the EU flag and a GB sign). You will not need a GB sticker to drive outside the UK if you replace a Euro-plate with a number plate that features the GB sign without the EU flag.

P1 Autocare Products

Cosmos is excited to announce our new range of P1 Autocare products.

P1 Autocare has been developed with over 26 years of experience to shape the automotive accessory market. Offering a wide range of industry-leading products in beautiful retail-ready packaging within six categories. Each item has been researched, designed and tested to deliver a brand of the highest standard in a consistent, sleek design. 


vPlate is the latest number plate on the market using revolutionary laser technology  create an hermetically sealed product and complies to the new standard, BSAU145e.

Motoring Kits

Look out for a new department on the website devoted to hand motoring kits, we have a large selection to choose from Winter kits designed to get you through the ice and snow to Europe kits to comply with European motoring regulations.

Tailored Mats

We're introducing a huge new range of textile and rubber tailored mats.
Pick your colour and binding and contact us to order.

Ratchet Straps

Now available, Heavy duty ratchet straps, 2- and 4-piece sets with a strong duel gear ratchet system.

RAC Range

We're proud to announce a new range of RAC products. We'll be stocking, RAC Motoring kits, First aid and a whole host of accessories.

Dear Customer

We are excited to announce that Cosmos has joined V Group International: manufacturers and suppliers of duty of care supporting the Home, Work Place, Car, Leisure and Travel. 

It is business-as-usual with the great benefits of the product ranges and expertise that V Group offers. These include, in particular, tailored mats and driving travel kits.

Outback Seat Covers

Check out our fantastic new camouflage seat cover range. Available in standard and commercial vehicle models.

'New' Van Mate

This month we've re-designed our classic van mate mat. Now featuring a checked pattern designed to trap dirt and easier trip-to-fit sections, its the perfect choice to keep dirt off your interiors.

Apollo Blue and Red

Our popular Apollo mat range now has two new additions. The same heavy-duty Apollo mat is now available with a stylish Blue or Red textile heel mats.

Display Stands

A great way to display out Heavy duty seat covers, and Car Mat selections are our Free Display stands*. Make sure to check them out in our April-May Promo.

*free with selected purchases, terms and conditions apply.

Box Quantities

Look out for some great saving on selected products that we're now offering in carton or box quantity sizes. Type BOX in the Product search box to view our current selection.

Baby Bears, Seat Back Protector

New for March, we're launching the first of a new range of Baby Bears branded products. This twin pack of clear protectors fits onto the back of the seats to protect them from mucky shoes and dirty hand prints.

Supremo Wheel Trims

We've added 14 inch versions of our very popular Supremo wheel trims, already available in 15 and 16 inch sizes, the trims are available in Silver and Chrome finish.

Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips

Three new high quality stainless steel wheel trims are now available.
Oval, Round and twin round. They fit to the original tail pipe and are secured by a set of fixing bolts included in the pack.

Koursa Mat Set and Set Belt Pads

Introducing the new Koursa mat set, available in red or blue, this new sporty designed set of textile mats has a striking striped piping feature that appears on all sections of the set. The mats come with a handy pair of seat belt pads for comfort while driving.

Wheel and Tyre Covers Set (4)

This Set of 4 strong wheel and tyre covers come stacked with features. Wheel position locators, adjustable size elasticated hems and Velcro and buckle fastenings, carry handles, wheel bolt pockets and a handy clear window pocket for vehicle identification documents. The set comes complete with a storage bag.

Heavy Duty Seat Back Storage Organiser

We are proud to present this unique addition to our product line. Designed with tradespeople in mind, the Back Seat Organiser is the perfect way to store tools safely in your vehicle. Made of the same high quality heavy duty material as our premier 2 year guarantee range of seat covers, this organiser is hard wearing and functional.

Carrera 7s Universal Single Seat & Single & Middle Bench Seat

Our very popular Carrera series now includes two new universal fit products, a single seat and a single and middle bench seat version. Both are the same high quality leatherlook and are available in black.

Camouflage & Leopard Steering Wheel Cover & Seat Pad Sets

Look out for our new 'Camo' and Leopard print design Steering wheel cover and seat belt pad sets, coming this November.

Heavy Duty Double Stretch, Multi Front

New heavy duty covers designed to fit seat with folding trays and arm rests.

LUX Steering Wheel Cover & Seat Belt Pad Sets

We've added three new coloured leatherlook steering wheel cover and seat belt pad sets. The New LUX sets are black leather look with Black, Red or Blue stitching details.

WT4: Gold & Rose Gold Wheel Trims

In November we're introducing two new beautiful gold trims. Highly polished gold and a subtle rose gold. Both will be available in 14" and 15" versions

Indoor Car Covers: British Racing Green

Our award-winning Indoor car covers now come in British racing green and in small, medium, large and X-large.


Camouflage HDC's

Three new CAMO design HDC's are being introduced this summer, Hi back extra, hi back stretch and Hi back double stretch. Same great 2-year guarantee range quality with a cool CAMO effect.

New Coloured Wheel Trims

Our range of wheel trims has been expanded with the addition of two new sporty coloured trims.

New Bulbs

Two new bulbs join our extensive selection this June, The popular H8 and H11.

New Valet Range

We've expanded our amazing valet range with new brushes and squeegees with telescopic versions available, we've also added some handy funnels.

New Mat Range

April sees the introduction of our new rubber mat range. Eleven new high quality made in Europe products. Singles, front pairs and full sets.

Indoor Car Covers

Award winning car covers.
Our indoor covers are made of a breathable fabric allowing the moisture to escape easily and come in an attractive carry bag. They're so good they've been awarded a five star rating by a leading car magazine.

Blue / Red Grey Mats

Bright and sporty, the new Red or Blue mats are tufted polyamide velour carpet, made in England.

Express Range

Our Express mat range has been growing. Over the last few month we've added: The full set extra with a oversize rear to protect whole floor area, an MPV version and the express rear, a set for your back seat that can be trimmed to fit.

Dynamico Seat Covers

We've introduced a new full set of seat covers with zips in rears to accommodate armrests and split folding seats the Dynamico is currently available in Black and Grey.

Lifting Equipment

October 2015 sees the launch of our lifting equipment range that includes TUV/GS certified Trolley Jacks, Bottle Jacks and Axle Stands. All items are manufactured to our exacting standards with the jacks also being CE marked.

Heavy Duty Double Stretch

Growing on our already comprehensive and successful 2 Year Guarantee Heavy Duty Seat Cover range we have added a Hi Back Double Stretch. This commercial hi-back passenger seat cover features a stretch panel in the backrest allowing it to be fitted to larger seats.

Battery Chargers

Have confidence in the performance and reliability of our traditional ‘Bench’ and ‘Intelligent’ smart chargers that with their seven-stage charging cycle also maintain both 6 and 12 volt batteries.

Wash Brushes

Our new range of EU manufactured wash brushes are great for cleaning vehicles large and small all year round.

Valet Packs

Popular items from our valet range have been teamed to make great packs ideal for Christmas gifts. Each pack is individually presented in a retail bag.

I.C.E. Mats

We have introduced textile car mat sets with embroidered badges. Current brands available are Kenwood, Pioneer and Alpine. Plus...they're manufactured in the UK.

Weather Covers

Ready for frost we have introduced our Weather Covers which not only cover the windscreen but all of the car's windows. Great for not only the winter season but also the hot summer sun.

Cosmos Valet

Great range of automotive and valet products, including microfibre towels and polish pads, bespoke manufactured in Cosmos black and orange for maximum visual impact - of course they are great products too!

Trade Promotional Brochure

Published bi-monthly the brochures feature latest products and special offers. Please contact us for your copy.

Cosmos Fresh

Our brand new range of hanging paper air fresheners is now in stock. Packed in mixed displays containing Cherry, New Car, Vanilla, Speed-Air and Breeze fragrances.

Textile Car Mats

Addressing a new price point are the JUNIOR textile mat sets. Packed as 12 sets of mixed colours. They are proving to be a big hit.

Wheel Trims

Our range of wheel trims has been further increased with the addition of Cyclo and the awesome Typhoon. Both are available in 14 & 15 inch. See our wheel trim pages for more information.

Truck & Van First Aid Kit

BS Standard Truck & Van First Aid Kits now in stock.