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.
A car's timing chain controls the timing of the engine valves, and connects the crankshaft to the camshaft. If there's a rattling or chattering sound coming from the cylinder head then it may be worn and need replacing. If your timing belt breaks it can cause serious damage to your engine, so it's best to get it sorted at the right time intervals.
Your car's timing belt (also known as the cam belt) turns the camshaft at the right speed in relation to the crankshaft. Usually made from synthetic rubber, the cam belt makes sure that the engine cylinder valves are open at the correct time. If you're replacing the timing belt then take a look at our cam belt range - and be sure to check that the tension is absolutely correct when replacing the belt.
Containing all the components needed to replace the timing belt (or cam belt) and its related parts, timing belt kits are a really straightforward option when it comes to repairs. Usually a timing belt kit contains the belt, idler, tensioner pulleys and bolts - so you'll have everything you need when it comes to replacing your timing belt.
The throttle body controls how much air flows into the engine when you press the accelerator pedal. The throttle body also includes the throttle plate, a valve which controls airflow by opening up to allow more air in. If you're looking for an all-in-one replacement then you should consider a throttle body service kit, which contains all the gaskets and rubber O-rings to ensure each join is properly sealed.
Your car's sump pan can be found below the engine block, and acts as reservoir which catches oil which has been pumped around the engine. Debris thrown up from the road can dent, crack and corrode the sump pan, so it will need to be replaced if it's losing oil. We've also got sump plugs available, which can be unscrewed during an oil change to let the oil out of the sump pan.
A car's engine works by converting fuel and air (chemical energy) into mechanical energy. A system of car engine pulleys transfers this energy to the engine's moving parts. There are a few different types of car engine pulleys involved in this process - browse our range to find the right type of pulley for your vehicle.
Piston liners create the space which allows the piston to slide up and down, and can wear out over time due to constant movement and high temperatures. Piston rings are also subject to wear, and are designed to form an airtight seal between the engine piston and piston liner. This keeps oil out of the engine cylinders and contains the fuel mix/combustion process.
We stock a huge range of engine parts for virtually every car make and model, ranging from cylinders to valves, and spark plugs to sump pans. Unfortunately most engine parts will need replacing over time - be sure to check out our selection of parts if you need a replacement.
A car engine management system is the really clever bit of your car, designed to relay messages around the fuel system and engine in response to the demands of the driving conditions. If you need a replacement car engine management part then take a look at our range to find the right component for your car.
Your car's oil pump pushes oil through the filter, supplying it to the crank, camshaft, cylinder walls, piston rings, and other vital engine parts. If the oil low pressure light is flickering, or certain engine components are making loud tapping noises, you'll need to investigate to find out if the oil pump is faulty - as it will need replacing before it damages the engine!
Your car's oil cap fits over the oil inlet, creating an airtight seal which keeps the oil where it's supposed to be! Take a look at our replacement oil caps if yours is damaged or isn't fitting properly. The engine breather pipe in your car lets air containing oil circulate around the engine. These can split or fracture over time - in which case it will need replacing.
Your car's intercooler is designed to cool the intake of air before it reaches the engine, whilst a turbocharger increases the density of air which enters the engine for increased power. Both of these components can help improve engine efficiency, whilst turbochargers recycle energy produced by the engine to deliver fuel savings and reduce emissions. Browse our range to find a high quality intercooler or turbocharger for your car.
Head bolts secure the cylinder head to the engine, and are usually replaced if the cylinder head or certain other engine parts are being replaced. This is because lots of head bolts are stretch bolts, which stretch to fit when mounted in the engine - meaning they can't be replaced. Find the correct head bolts for your vehicle from our range.
If a vehicle has a fuel pump, then its job is to ensure everything runs smoothly and isn't starved of fuel. And if you want to know how much fuel you've got left before it's too late, then this is the job of the fuel tank sending unit - which cleverly uses float or sensor technology to keep track of the fuel level.
Basically a nozzle with a valve, your car's fuel injector is the very end part of the fuel injection system, and is responsible for allowing the fuel into the engine. If you're fuel injector isn't quite behaving as it should be then take a look at our range of replacement engine parts.
Car gaskets and gasket seals form a seal between important components. If these parts degrade or begin to leak then they'll need to be replaced immediately to prevent further damage. You'll also need to replace gasket seals and car gaskets if you're replacing corresponding parts.
A car's Electronic Control Unit (or ECU for short) controls different aspects of the engine, such as maintenance of fuel levels and regulating ignition timing. Information from the MAP, throttle position and lambda sensors is conveyed to the ECU enabling it to run the car's fuel, ignition and emission systems. Browse our ECUs to find the right part for your car.
Designed to support the weight and thrust of the crankshaft and connecting rods, engine bearings are supplied in a set which includes the main crank bearings and big end bearing. Over time these bearings can deteriorate, and need replacing when rebuilding an engine or replacing certain engine parts.
The drive belt is crucial for driving the alternator, water pump, and power steering pump in the engine. Heat and friction can cause the drive belt to deteriorate over time, resulting in a squealing noise from the engine. Avoid unnecessary engine damage or potential breakdowns by replacing your drive belt if needed.
We don't like to see you stuck on the road, so if your car engine lets you down it needn't be a worry. Whilst parts can be expensive, we have stores all over the country so we're able to pass on savings to our customers and help you get your car parts at prices that won't set you back an arm and a leg.
We value our lovely, loyal staff who are always happy to help, so pop in and see us at your convenience.
We're open late seven days a week, so no matter what the part or the service, we're here for you.
If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, we can deliver your order straight to your door, with a next day option for those last minute panics.