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Halfords Cycle Carrier Fitting Service

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Do you want to take your bikes with you on your next trip? Read this article to find out about our cycle carrier fitting service.

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Bike Rack Fitting


If you're heading away on a staycation or just need to get your bikes from the house to the local woodland trail, then a cycle carrier (also known as a bike rack) is a safe and simple way of getting everyone's wheels to where they need to be.

Cycle carriers fit onto your car's exterior, usually on the back, but we also sell cycle carriers that can be fitted to your roof bars. Cycle carriers don't take much effort to attach to your vehicle and as well as freeing up your back seats, they keep dirty bikes away from the back seats.

How do cycle carriers work?


Cycle carriers attach to the exterior of the vehicle using strong and durable straps that usually fit around the car's boot lid, or a system that uses your car's towbar to fasten it securely in place. As well the extra-strong durable straps, the boot lid or towbar itself prevents the cycle carrier from detaching or moving around when travelling. Cycle carriers can easily be removed when not in use too, thanks to clips and adjusters that make getting it off at the other end easy.

If you're using a roof bar-mounted cycle carrier, then the system will likely use adjustable grips or potentially a screw-on system to keep everything in place.

How Do I Get My Cycle Carrier Fitted?


You're welcome to fit a bike rack yourself. We've even got a handy guide to get you started! However, if you don't have the time / tools / desire to do it yourself, we can fit your bike rack for you.

Bike rack fitting starts at just £15/€20, and our fully trained colleagues can show you how it's done so that you can do it yourself next time. Our fitting service also includes building the bike rack out of the box, so that next time you need to use it'll be set up and ready to go.

If you choose a towbar cycle carrier, fitting is £25/€35,.

We can also fit roof bars and a roof mounted cycle carrier at the same time, for just £25/€35,.

If you're buying your cycle carrier in-store, speak to one of our in-store experts who'll be more than willing to help you out!

If you're buying your cycle carrier online, you can have it fitted if you choose to Click & Collect your order. All you need to do is:

1. Add the cycle carrier to your basket
2. Once you click Checkout, you'll be given the option to purchase the fitting service.
3. After you've placed your order, your local store will give you a ring to arrange the perfect time to fit your new bike rack.
Just remember to bring the right vehicle along!

Unfortunately, we're only able to fit cycle carriers bought from Halfords. If you'd like to book a fitting, get in touch with your local store. Fitting is subject to vehicle inspection.

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