Obviously you can't examine your car to the same standard as an actual garage, but a few simple checks will help you to identify some of the possible problem areas before taking your car for its MOT test.
Read this easy step-by-step guide, which includes some handy hints from Haynes themselves!
We have a huge range of workshop tools available, for the home mechanic as well as the professionals.
Whether you're looking to fill the gaps in your toolbox, kit out your garage or even find a gift for someone who likes to swing a spanner, our handy workshop tools buyer's guide can provide an introduction to some of the many tools we have on offer.
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.
Socket sets are a must-have for every mechanic, as well as for those who love to tinker with everything mechanic and enjoy a bit of DIY work. The sets come in a range of sizes to suit your needs and generally include a wide range of sockets, spanners and screwdrivers. A socket set is the easy way to make sure you get everything you need in one go. They also come with a swanky box perfect for storage.
Looking for a specific size socket for a job? Maybe you need an extender for a hard-to-reach fastener, or a breaker bar for a stubborn nut. We've got a huge range of sockets and accessories, so take a look at our range and complete your collection!
Are you a budding DIYer, or a professional mechanic? No matter how often you swing a spanner, we've got a tool kit to suit! Pick up all your tools at once and be ready for any situation in the home or the garage. Check out our Advanced Professional range - these tool kits have a lifetime guarantee!
Power tools can make jobs much quicker and easier, like sanding or undoing screws, or they can help you to do things that wouldn't be possible with hand tools, like soldering and drilling through all sorts of materials. Make sure you've got the right tool for the job with our great range of power tools.
There's nothing worse than a flat battery when you're trying to get something done, or not having the right bit for your drill. We've got loads of power tool accessories, so you've got everything you need to get the job done quickly and easily! Take a look at our range to find the accessories you need for your power tool.
A good set of hand tools can get you out of almost any jam. We've got a huge range of tools, from screwdrivers to ball joint separators and everything in between! Fill up your tool chests and get your hands dirty with our hand tools for every occasion.
Spanners and wrenches might look simple, but it's really important to get good quality ones to avoid doing any damage to the fastener you're working on! A good set of spanners & wrenches will last a lifetime - we're so sure of this that our Advanced Professional range have a lifetime guarantee!
Diagnostics tools can remove a lot of the guesswork from working on your car by letting you read any error codes that might pop up, as well as looking at other readings from your car's ECU. They're a must-have for the modern mechanic, so take a look at our range of diagnotic tools to get started!
Even if you're just doing simple DIY jobs around the house or car maintenance, you'll need some basic Ring garage equipment to get the job done. And professional mechanics might need a full set!
If you're faced with a DIY disaster or a flat battery, don't worry, we've got everything you could need at Halfords to get you back on track. From basic tool kits and extension leads to car tyre inflators and power packs, we'll sort you out.
If you're a professional mechanic wanting to update all your garage equipment or just looking for new overalls to spruce up your team, have a look around at Halfords.com or pop into your nearby store and we'll be more than happy to help.
We're here to make your life easier, so why not use our Click and Collect option or order online and if you spend over £30 we'll deliver to your home or business for free; it's that easy!