If the world of motoring and car maintenance is a little unfamiliar to you, don't hesitate to pop into your local Halfords store for some guidance. Or check out our essential guides for stress-free scrolling and helpful hints.
We know that finding the right car parts and replacing them yourself can be a bit daunting. That's why we offer a range of services from recharging air conditioning to replacing batteries at our stores, as well as advice if you need it.
Take a look at our motoring services video for more information.
To keep your engine operating at the correct working temperature your car needs a water pump, which squirts water from the radiator to the engine for temperature regulation. Your car's water pump gasket ensures that the engine's cooling system is properly sealed and performing properly. Replace non-working water pumps and water gaskets with quality replacement parts from our range.
The water hoses in your car's transfer coolant around the cooling system, but can become brittle or crack over time. If this happens you'll need replacement hoses to keep the cooling system working properly. Coolant leaking away can sometimes be a sign of corroded or damaged water hose clips - find replacement water hose clips for your car's make and model in our parts range.
Thermostats have a major job of not only regulating the coolant to keep your car's temperature down, but also helping keep the engine warm. Therefore they work to maintain a constant and controlled temperature to prevent engine damage. You can pick up different types of car thermostats to suit your vehicle right here at Halfords.
If the cooling fan isn't starting up when your engine begins to heat up, you could have a faulty cooling fan switch. Take a look at the switches we have in stock at Halfords, and avoid any costly repairs.
Cars with engine computer systems use cooling fan sensors. They help to identify the coolant temperature and start the cooling fan to protect the engine if the coolant is too hot. If you notice your fan isn't working properly, it may very well be your cooling fan sensor.
Your car's expansion tank holds the coolant which has been forced out of the radiator, stopping it from leaking out. When the engine cools down, this coolant returns back to the radiator again. If you notice a leak in your car's radiator or coolant tank then get your replacement parts from our range.
When things get chilly you'll need your car heater to keep warm during journeys. If your car heater isn't working properly then we have a range of replacement parts available, including heater matrices, heater cables and heater motors.
To make sure the oil in your car doesn't overheat, an oil cooler's job is to dissipate the heat within the oil while maintaining the oil supply at a consistent temperature.
Car oil pipes help to push the pumped oil to the moving parts of the engine, such as pistons and crankshafts. If you spot any oil leaks, it could very well be your oil pipe, so make sure to get it replaced immediately.
An intercooler is a heat exchange device (normally air to air) primarily used on turbo and supercharged cars to lower temperature. Turbo charging increases the temperature of the air from the air intake. By lowering the air density the engine can burn more fuel/air in the combustion chamber (and give more power).
Some cars have their intercoolers mounted near the intake manifold to reduce turbo lag. However the intercooler can also be mounted at the front of the car.
The heater matrix is located by the engine's cooling system, and heats air which passes over it. The heater motor drives this system by blowing the air. Your heater matrix can get blocked, whilst heater motors can wear out over time. If this is the case then you'll need to get a replacement part for your car's make and model.
If your air con is working but you can't feel any cool air, then you may have a faulty expansion valve. The expansion valve allows the refrigerant liquid to become vapour and circulate to the interior of the car.
When your cars coolant begins to come up to operating temperature, it expands. The radiator cap is designed to hold a certain amount of system pressure, anything above this pressure will go into the expansion tank. Without the tank the coolant would be spill out onto the road.
Similar to a condenser, the evaporator also removes heat from the car. The over job of evaporators is to protect the inside of the car from pollen and dust. If you've got a faulty evaporator, then look no further than Halfords.
The compressor helps to supply the power to your air con system, as well as pressurising and circulating the refrigerant. Any part of this system could develop a fault, but if you've pin pointed it to be the compressor, then take a look at what we stock online.
The radiator is there to keep the car's engine temperature at a manageable level so it doesn't overheat. A leaking or damaged radiator could lead to costly repairs for your engine, so make sure you get it replaced and inspected as soon as possible.
If your air con has been playing up, it could be that the condenser needs replacing. The condenser helps to take hot air from the compressor, however if there's a fault you might find yourself sweltering.
Air conditioning accumulators helps to protect against damage caused by moisture or debris within air conditioning systems. You can find a wide range here at Halfords.com. A receiver dryer helps to prolong the life of your air conditioning system by preventing dirt and moisture from entering it.
Keeping your car cool in summer is absolutely vital, whether it be cabin cooling through the car air conditioning and fan system, or engine cooling. Engines need to be cooled to avoid them overheating.
In the winter, of course, the opposite is true. Cabins need to be warm and engines need to be stopped from freezing up and causing irreparable damage.
For these reasons, the car heater and cooling system in your car are vital. We stock a range of parts for both heating and cooling systems.
Advisors are available in your local Halfords store to help you find the right parts for your particular car. If you already know what you need, why not use our handy behicle lookup tool and buy online?