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.
If you're a mechanic or thinking about starting up your own garage than no workshop will be complete without having a good socket set.
Socket sets are wrenches that have a socket attached to one end and are used to turn fasteners to either make them tight or loose.
Made out of chrome vanadium steel, we are proud with the high quality offered by our Halfords socket sets. Most of which come with a lifetime guarantee which means if they develop a problem we will replace it for free.
Whether you're after a large or small socket set, there should be something in our selection for you. We also offer Phaze socket sets to make even challenging jobs easy.