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  • Halfords car audio fitting and installation service If you fancy a new sound system in your car, you can rely on Halfords to get the job done! We can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, speakers, subwoofers or amplifiers*. Car Stereo Fitting Our car audio experts can fit brand-new stereos into over 95% of car models. We can swap your factory-installed…
  • Car battery fitting service Many of us have experienced that dreaded moment when you turn the key in the ignition and are greeted with nothing. But don’t worry - if your car battery has gone flat, we’re here to help. At Halfords, we have over 5,000 trained experts who can fit a new car battery for you quickly and efficiently,…
  • How do I book a bulb fitting? Firstly you need to check what bulb is right for your car. Please click here and add your car registration number to our handy bulb finder. Once you've found what you're looking for you'll be able to select your nearest store and book your fit.
  • Car warning lights guide It can be alarming when an engine warning light flashes up on your car dashboard, but try not to panic. In this article, we’re going to explore what the different car warning lights mean, why they appear, and what you should do if you see them. Car warning light symbols usually appear in four possible…
  • How to change your Halfords brake pads For cars with disc brakes, your braking system could comprise of a pair of brake discs, a pair of brake callipers, their calliper carriers, and a set of brake pads. The brake pads are located on either side of the brake disc via the calliper carrier. When you press the brake pedal, the piston(s) in the…
  • What's included in an air con diagnostic? Our air con diagnostic includes: A temperature check A refrigerant check A thorough inspection of the system's key components, including the compressor, condenser, drive belts and hoses A leak test (using nitrogen) Once complete, our team will give you the option of a full air con service for an additional…
  • How long does it take to make and fit a number plate? Once we have verified your Proof of Identity and one Proof of Entitlement it will take around 30-45 minutes to make your new number plates.Please note: this time may vary particularly, during busy periods such as the weekends however, you will be able to come back and collect your finished number plates…
  • Why is my car juddering? Any unusual noises whilst you’re driving can be a worrying sign, especially if you’re not familiar with cars. Juddering, stuttering, or jerking can occur for a number of reasons, so it can be hard to figure out what’s wrong. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide with a few different types and…
  • How to fit your Halfords spark plugs All car petrol engines use spark plugs to ignite the fuel-air mixture in the cylinders, which puts the pistons in motion and gets your vehicle moving. Over time, these plugs will gradually wear out and have to be replaced. How often you’ll need to change them will vary by make and model, but you can…
  • Signs you need a new exhaust Your car’s exhaust works hard to protect all of us from harmful fumes and emissions, but it does even more, including controlling noise, improving engine performance and increasing fuel efficiency. Every car exhaust works hard, and after thousands of miles on the road may need some repairs or to be…