Free bike health checks - Everything you need to know

  • Free 32-point bike check
  • We check all bikes: from kids to adults, any size and discipline
  • Your Free Bike Check will be carried out by an expert technician while you wait, and can take up to 30 minutes
  • We are unable to complete any electrical work on non-Halfords e-bikes, but we can still complete mechanical work
Free 32-Point Bike Check

Before any repair, we'll check your bike for free. This includes checking for wear, damage and ensuring your bike is safe to ride. This is a free service to help you get back on your bike.

Our expert technicians will provide you with a free 32-point bike health check to spot any problems before they develop into bigger ones. We will check all bikes, kids and adults, of any size and discipline.

What's included?

It goes without saying that your safety is essential, at Halfords we pride ourselves on knowing how to keep your bike in top condition.  Like any mode of transport, your bike needs to be looked after and regularly checked for wear and tear. That's where we come in!

With our free Halfords bike health check we inspect points across all key areas of your bike. These include:

  • Frame, saddle and handlebars
  • Wheels; tyres, rims, spokes and hubs
  • Brake system; levers, calipers, pads and cables
  • Drivetrain; gears, levers, chain, bottom bracket, cranks and cables
What to expect on the day

We carry out what is called an ‘M-check’ on the above areas, checking the bike thoroughly from top to bottom and assessing all 32 elements for signs of wear, damage or adjustment requirements. This will either confirm that your bike is in good condition to continue riding, or it will determine if any service is required in order to maintain safe and efficient cycling.

If we spot a problem that requires work, we can book your bike in at the first available opportunity, so it can be repaired by one of our expert technicians.

To book your Free Bike Health Check and for more information on other ways to get your bike in top condition, visit our Cycling Services page.

We are unable to work on any non-Halfords e-bikes where we need to complete electrical work, due to access to spare parts and often voiding the manufacturer's warranty. We can still complete mechanical work on non-Halfords e-bikes.

If we spot a problem that requires a service or repair that you would like us to fix, we can book your bike in at the first available opportunity so it can be repaired by one of our expert technicians.

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