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  • Halfords battery guarantee If you've bought a new car battery from Halfords, take a read below to find out all about the guarantee it comes with. Depending on the battery you've bought, it'll have a guarantee period of 3/4/5 years or a lifetime. Have a look at the label on your new battery to find out how long your battery's…
  • How to fit your new wiper blades Your windscreen wiper blades do all the hard work of removing rain, snow, dirt, and debris, giving you a clear view of the road ahead, so now and again they will need to be replaced. Worn-out wiper blades are not only dangerous, but they are also illegal. If you are willing to get your hands dirty,…
  • What can I do if my car battery is flat? Discovering that you have a flat car battery is perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences in life, as it never comes at a convenient time. Find out what you can do if your car battery is dead with this quick guide.  You can suffer a dead car battery for a whole host of reasons, including…
  • Car battery chargers guide If you have a car in storage, or your car just won't start, you might need the help of a battery charger! Car battery chargers plug into your mains electricity socket and attach to the terminals of your car battery. They can be used to charge up a battery that has run low or to maintain a car battery…
  • What's included in my car battery guarantee? Depending on the battery you've bought, it'll have a guarantee period of 3/4/5 years or a lifetime. The guarantee covers any manufacturing defects which arise within the guarantee period. Have a look at the label on your new battery to find out how long your battery's guarantee is. Lifetime guarantee…
  • Wiper blade buyer's guide Let’s face it, the UK’s unpredictable weather would leave you stranded at the side of the road if it weren’t for these handy car components! Windscreen wipers not only wipe away rain and snow but also help to clear salt, dead insects and general grime from your windscreen. However, like everything…
  • Wiper blades: Maintenance and replacement If you don't know your wiper blade sizes, you're not alone. Every day, customers contact us asking for help finding the right wiper blade size for their cars.  Windscreen wipers keep your view of the road clear, providing a crucial safety feature when driving in poor weather. Maintaining and replacing…
  • How long do car batteries last? Batteries are the heart of every car, providing the power that keeps the engine ticking over. As much as we’d love them to last forever, they have a finite lifespan, and you might find yourself in need of a replacement at some point. In this article, we take a look at some of the frequently asked questions…
  • Common faults with car batteries Despite being a critical part of your car, batteries can be troublesome. A flat or faulty battery is the most common cause of a breakdown, particularly in the winter, potentially leaving you late for work or stranded at the roadside. A car’s battery is a key component, powering the electrical systems…
  • Car bulb types and the law You’re probably familiar with a lot of the laws that govern how we can use our cars. But what you might not know is that there are also laws covering the components inside them – including our bulbs. United Nations (UN) legislation details how each car bulb should perform. This includes: how bright…