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.
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Wheel bearings are clever little things - they mean your car's wheels can turn smoothly whilst supporting the weight of the vehicle. If your wheel bearings are beginning to show signs of wear and tear then it's time to get them replaced - check our range to find the right parts for you.
Track rods are found at the end of your steering rack, and are flexible steering links which consist of a small ball joint connecting the tie rods to the steering knuckles. If your track rods are loose they can cause excessive play, poor wheel alignment and reduce control. Notice any shimmying? This means it's time to replace the track rods - check out our range for the right components for your car.
Some cars use suspension spheres to absorb lumps and bumps on the road, a hydraulic suspension system which uses pressurised nitrogen gas and mineral hydraulic fluid separated by an internal membrane. If your car is a bit too bouncy, the suspension is too hard, or feels lumpy over bumps, then you'll probably need to replace one or more sphere.
Occasionally neglected, suspension mountings are really important to remember if you're replacing your shock absorbers. Poor handling, hard and noisy steering, and reduced wheel alignment control can all be symptoms of problems with your suspension mounting. Suspension mountings can also increase the lifespan of your shock absorbers. Browse our range to find replacement suspension mountings for your car.
Suspension arms and joints are crucial parts of your car's suspension system, and need maintaining to avoid issues with excessive bounce or poor handling. Suspension components such as the arms and struts will gradually wear over time, so be sure to check them regularly - and replace them with components from our suspension replacement parts range if they're not up to the job!
As the steering wheel moves, the steering rack reacts to the movement to change the car's direction. With racks, pinions, shaft arms and spindles which can all fail, steering is a complicated thing. Excess play, a steering wheel which rolls side to side, and loose or soft steering can be symptoms of low power steering fluid levels - but may also mean the power steering drive or steering mount needs replacing.
Metal coils which absorb shocks and compress to pressure whilst driving, coil springs are an essential part of every vehicle's suspension system. Unfortunately wear and tear and corrosion can affect springs - so if your vehicle's springs aren't performing as well as they should be, then take a look at our range of replacement springs for your car.
Shock absorbers keep your wheels in constant contact with the ground by absorbing energy from the coil spring. If you've got shock absorber issues then you might notice your car feels too tight, or bouncy, and isn't handling well. Along with dampeners, springs and struts, shock absorbers are crucial for a smooth drive. If yours need replacing then take a look at our range for a replacement.
Home of the rear suspension and braking system, the rear axle unit joins the car's chassis to the wheels. Positive and negative wheel camber, wobbly wheels when jacked up, unstable handling and knocking noises can all be signs of wear in the rear axle unit. Take a look at our rear axle units if it's time for a replacement for your car.
Power assisted steering pumps (or PAS pumps for short) make steering easier by using hydraulics, where high-pressure fluid helps the shaft turn the wheels. Steering wheel tough to turn? It may be time for you to replace your power steering pump.
Reduce your car's centre of gravity and improve its handling with lowering springs. These nifty little springs allow your car to hug the ground more, making it less likely to roll or tip in an accident - and are also great if you're a fan of modifying your four-wheeled friend. Most cars have a 10-13cm give in their factory suspension, and with most lowering spring tolerances of between 2 and 7cm your suspension will still be within designed operating limits.
For smooth and quiet driving, the engine mount is king. Built from rubber and steel to absorb the engine's weight and vibration, the engine mounts keep stability and comfort whilst driving. Rubber can degrade and start to crack over time, meaning the engine might shift slightly and start to vibrate more than usual - in which case you'll need to get a shiny new engine mount for your car's make and model.
Suspension bushes connect the moving components of your car's chassis, acting in the same way as human joints do. Over time suspension bushes can take a bit of a bashing, leading to soft, failing bushes which can cause handling problems. It's worth investing in quality suspension brushes as these last longer - look at our range to find replacement suspension brushes for your car.
Your car's bump stop is a compressible suspension component which usually sits over a shock or strut shaft. Bump stops are designed to stop metal on metal contact if the suspension undergoes extreme compression - which can happen if you hit a sharp bump or a deep pothole.
Steering boots (also known as steering rack boots) are rubber casings which protect a CV (constant velocity) joint from becoming worn. They're a lot cheaper to replace than replacing the joint itself so check their condition regularly. Steering gaskets can stop your power steering fluid leaking out, and might need replacing if sealing the gasket hasn't worked.
Anti-roll bars - as you might have guessed - are designed to reduce body roll, helping balance the car's side to side movement when cornering. Also known as a torsion bar, stabiliser bar, roll bar, anti-sway bar, or ARB for short, an anti-roll bar is a key part of your car's suspension system. Sneak a peek at our wide range of anti-roll bars to find the right one for your car.
A smooth, comfy ride can do a lot to make your driving experience more pleasurable. Problems with your suspension or steering can not only be uncomfortable, but can also cause long-term damage to the rest of your car.
Thankfully, we stock a whole host of car parts for such problems; from shock absorbers and anti roll bars to suspension arms and engine mounts; we have the car suspension parts for your vehicle.
You can use our online lookup tool for whatever you're looking for, and it will bring back the correct steering or suspension part for your vehicle's make and model.
You can also pop into store to speak to one of our helpful colleagues; they'll be happy to help you out whether you're looking for a shock absorber or bump stop.