If you're going to be driving abroad, it's good to be aware of any differences in motoring laws between the UK and your destination. Often, you're required to carry extra equipment like high visibility jackets or breathlysers.
Why not take a look at our guide to driving and camping abroad for more information.
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.
When Jack Frost starts to pay his morning visits to your car leaving his signature glaze across your wind screen, it's good to be prepared with the equipment to tackle it. Our range of ice scrapers, squeegees and demister pads will have your car kitted out with the essentials and your windscreen super clear ready for your drive in no time.
Snow chains and socks keep you on the move when snow decides to take over the roads. Snow chains are great for heavy and prolonged snowfalls, as they give you traction on ice, snow and slush and they keep you safe and secure in difficult driving conditions. Snow socks are not the cute pair of Christmas socks that you receive every year, but a practical set of socks for your tyres to keep you safe during short snowfalls. Snow socks are quick and easy to put on and take off.
Snow shovels are a must-have during winter, and are something you'll be thankful for having thought of when it looks like an avalanche just ate up your parked car. Get ready for winter and make sure you don't get snowed in. Foldable, long handled or short handled shovels - it's always better to be prepared.
The pet travel range offers you a variety of kit to make those car trips better and comfier for your best friend. Kit out your car and make sure it is a safe and comfortable place for your awesome pet to travel in. You can even opt for a hammock, which is not just incredibly comfy, but it will also protect your seats when those fun trips to the river get extra muddy. From food and water travel sets to seat bridges, you can find everything you need to make road trips comfy for your friend.
Breathalysers protect you from doing silly things like drinking over the limit and driving. The consequences for drink driving - for you and others - are something to fear, so it's always better to be on the safe side and check before jumping in the car. The breathalyser gadgets are small and easy to carry around, without being cumbersome, and we've also got plenty of refill blow tubes in case you run out. Remember, safety first - it only takes seconds to check if it's driving time or taxi time after a night of fun.
Learning to drive can be a daunting and exciting experience at the same time. You will need all the help you can get to go through this and the learning to drive range is here to help. Stock up on theory test books, DVDs, Highway Code books and L plates to make sure you've got everything you need to ace that exam. This range is a one stop learning to drive shop. Good luck!
Off on your jollies? Well hold the phone there, you don't want to be heading off to faraway places without those travel essentials. From pillows to travel adaptors as well as car kettles and wallets, there's everything you could possibly think of and need while out and about right here at Halfords.
Are you driving through one of those countries where they drive on the right? Well apart from making sure you don't drive the wrong way round the roundabouts, the next essential thing is to get yourself some car headlamp converters to ensure your lights are facing the way you need them to be. They're a doddle to pop on and prevent you from dazzling other road users. Just don't forget to take them off when you do venture back to British shores!
We all know that as drivers we should be prepared for every eventuality, but let's be honest; very few of us are! We won't get snow for five years and then all of a sudden a few feet will get dumped on us, and then it's time to break the snow chains, shovels, and snow socks out!
Aside from bad weather, there are other occasions in life where we may need car accessories. The first ones we're likely to buy are when we're learning to drive; L Plates, the Highway Code and practice tests.
As much as we love our pets, travelling with them doesn't always result in the smooth journey we'd like. But this is why dog guards were created! Install a dog cage into your car to keep your pooch happy and allow you to carry on driving, distraction free.
Heading abroad? In some countries you may need to carry other items such as breathalysers and headlamp converters. And if you're off on a long jaunt then car trailers can come in mighty handy if you don't travel light!