Car Servicing FAQ's


Most services will take a few hours, but it depends on the service package you select. We don’t offer service slots, instead you’ll need to leave your vehicle at the Halfords Autocentre at either 8:30am or 11:30am on the day of your service. We'll call you when your car is ready to collect.

Yes! Our combined MOT and service packages are a convenient way to keep your car running smoothly. You’ll also save up to £39.85 when you book an MOT and service together. You can check out our range of MOT and service packages and book online.

Booking an MOT and a service together makes it much less likely that you’ll forget either of them. We’ll carry out your MOT and service during the same appointment, which means you’ll only have to make one trip, not two. You’ll also save up to £39.85 when you book an MOT and service together.

We don’t own the car parks and therefore have no control over security or any parking restrictions, so if you leave your car at an Autocentres, it’s at your own risk.

Click here to find some advice on selecting the right service package for your vehicle.

Yes. Our technicians are qualified to service any make and model of a hybrid vehicle. Book a Hybrid service with us today.

Yes. Contact your local Halfords Autocentre for a free, no-obligation quote for a manufacturer’s service for your vehicle.

Yes, we update the online digital service record for Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen vehicles. We’ll do this as soon as possible, and the service record will be updated within a few weeks.

We’re unable to update an iDrive following a service. However, your warranty isn’t affected. Digital service records are updated automatically within a couple of weeks of every service.

If you want to transfer your lifetime replacement to a new car, you must bring your new car into your local Autocentre for a vehicle safety check within 30 days of buying it. You must remember to bring your V5 registration or bill of sale to show the date you bought the car and the change of ownership. You can see our full terms and conditions click here.

We offer a fitting service for a huge range of car parts. You can find a complete list on our Motoring Service pages where you can book a fitting.

We’re unable to fit any products that haven’t been bought at Halfords because of warranty issues.

Some of the item’s we’re unable to fit unless they’re bought from Halfords include stereos, speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, dash cams, sat navs, DAB add-ons, parking cameras, number plates, light bulbs, wiper blades, oils & amp additives, roof boxes and cycle carriers.

Yes. We offer windscreen repairs at most Halfords Superstores.

We’re able to repair chips that are less than 10mm in diameter in Zone A (the area covered by thy wipers) and 40mm in Zone B (outside the wiper blade area). If we find any other chips that occurred at the same time of the damage, we’ll repair them at the same time for no additional fee.

All work is covered by a warranty for as long as you own the vehicle. The warranty can’t be transferred to another owner.

Halfords breakdown cover provides comprehensive protection for cars, vans, and motorbikes. The price you’ll pay depends on the vehicle, so you’ll need to provide us with details to get a personalised price for your policy.

As well as peace of mind and protection, all policy holders qualify for exclusive Halfords benefits including half price MOT and 10% off Servicing.

Our DPF Deep Clean is a professional workshop treatment that will clean out DPFs blocked with a build up of soot. Before we get to work, we’ll inspect your DPF to identify the cause, then flush the filter to clean it out. We’ll test drive your vehicle for at least 20 minutes to ensure it’s running smoothly.

If you’re experiencing a problem with your vehicle, a diagnostic check can quickly identify the problem.

We use state-of-the-art car diagnostic test equipment to identify fault codes. Our trained technicians can advise on essential repairs to rectify the problem and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Book in a vehicle diagnostic check here.

We do. Our Tyres on the Drive service provides mobile tyre fitting across much of the UK. To book a mobile tyre fitting, visit our dedicated page.

Tyre repairs can extend the life of your tyres, but in some cases a replacement could be the safer option. Before attempting a repair, we’ll inspect each tyre. If the tread depth is low (less than 1.6mm across the central 75% of the tyre), if there is evidence of deterioration or damage (like exposed cords or bead damage) or if a poor-quality repair has been carried out on the tyre previously, we’ll suggest a replacement not a repair.