A daily commute to and from work is a necessity for many of us, but it can be a challenge when you’re fighting traffic.

But, with only a few additions, your commute can be transformed into a stress-free and (dare we say it) enjoyable experience. So, here are 10 products we believe will significantly improve your drive to work – and the ways you can use your Motoring Club membership to make it even better!


There’s nothing worse than pulling out of your driveway in the morning and finding yourself swamped in traffic, leaving you flustered, stressed, and late for work. However, all of this can be avoided with the use of a sat nav that offers live traffic updates.

The Garmin Drivesmart 66 EU Sat Nav with Amazon Alexa is a dependable choice here, with real-time traffic, weather and parking notifications all available when the device is paired with a compatible smartphone. A real traffic dodger!

The 6” high-resolution display is easy to use, and the device also features instant route planning, Wi-Fi connectivity, Trip Advisor ratings and to top it all off, Alexa built-in. So, it’s the perfect commuting device.

Even better, let Halfords handle the hard work with our fitting option, where we’ll get you set up and ready to go.


Driving the same route day after day can quickly become repetitive, so keeping yourself entertained is vital!

Here at Halfords, we believe that introducing Alexa into your car brings great benefits, particularly if you have a long commute time.

Our pick is the Amazon Auto Echo. This sleek device introduces Alexa into your car allowing you to play music and podcasts through your stereo. Available with fitting from us, the device is completely voice-activated, meaning you can make calls and amend your calendar so that you are prepared for your working day.

It will need to be paired with the Alexa app on your smartphone, so having a spare charging cable is a good idea too. Use the Halfords 1.2M Lightning Cable and your Echo won’t be let down by a dead iPhone battery.


Whatever the journey, comfort is important. If you drive regularly with a bad posture, you’re at a greater risk of developing back, shoulder and neck pain.

Investing in a cushion to support your lower back will help to minimize pain – one of our favourites is the Halfords Gel and Memory Foam Lumbar Cushion.

Created with gel and memory foam for maximum comfort, the cushion’s contoured design increases lower-back support. You’ll never have an uncomfortable commute again, particularly for those who have a long drive to work.

Other contact points with the car can also be a source of discomfort, especially the seat belt. Add the Halfords Black and Blue Dots Memory Foam Seat Belt Pads to your car and the memory foam construction will provide all of the padding necessary. Arriving as a set of two, other passengers will also benefit. Great for car-sharing!


We spend an average of 29 minutes on our daily commutes, which adds up to a considerable amount of time driving per week. To ensure your commute remains stress-free and smooth, it’s important to keep your car maintained to the highest standards.

No one wants a puncture, so make sure you take care of your tyres! The Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is great for ensuring you have the correct tyre pressure, resulting in less wear. Running the correct tyre pressure also has the bonus of improving fuel economy.

Offering unrivalled convenience, the digital device inflates tyres in less than 2 minutes and includes an automatic cut-off feature. Compact with an in-built torch, the inflator makes tyre inflation a breeze.

Whilst tyres are an obvious component that needs regular maintenance, wiper blades are often overlooked. How often do we struggle through torrential rain on our commutes, squinting through a wall of water smeared across our windscreens?

These issues are now a problem of the past thanks to Halfords’ Advanced Flat Silicone Wiper Blade range. The range brings the power of silicone technology and is only available exclusively through Halfords.

The Halfords Advanced Silicone Wiper Blade X26″ is one of our most popular and is twice as durable as a traditional rubber wiper blade. Resilient against heat, rain and UV rays, the silicone hydrophobic coating causes water to bead rather than smear, which greatly enhances visibility. So, you don’t need to struggle through bad weather any longer.

Whilst silicone wiper blades won’t stop the rain, they will help you towards a safe commute to work.


Despite our best efforts, breakdowns and accidents sometimes occur, which is why it’s so important to always be prepared!

A dash cam can’t prevent an accident, but with the Nextbase 522GW Front & Rear Dash Cam Bundle, you’ll have a reliable witness to prove that you weren’t at fault. Revolutionary features include full HD 1440p front and rear cameras with nighttime recording and Alexa built-in, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and an ultra-wide 140-degree viewing angle.

Some insurers also offer discounts on car insurance premiums when a dash cam is installed. With roads at their busiest during the main commuting hours, a dash cam is a great piece of tech for offering peace of mind.

Our cars can also be unkind and often choose the worst possible spots to break down.

Wearing the Halfords Essential Hi-Visibility Vest will keep you safe in such a scenario. Compliant with EU law, the vest is an essential piece of safety kit. We can’t promise you’ll look cool, but you’ll definitely be seen!


We’ve all had that dreaded moment when you arrive at work and the best parking spots are taken. All that is left is the tight, tricky spaces that everyone tries to avoid.

Treat yourself to an Echo Master Dynamic Mirror and Reversing Camera Kit and you’ll soon be mesmerising your colleagues with your parking skills. This nifty kit provides a 170-degree viewing angle so that no manoeuvre is too difficult. A dimming function reduces glare, and the camera is both water- and debris-proof. A truly dependable parking aid for all seasons!

We can even fit it for you too, to make parking up quick and easy.

Using your Halfords Motoring Club benefits

As a HMC member, you can use your benefits to make the daily commute easier too. Our 10-Point Car Check covers the key areas of your vehicle to make sure you’re ready to hit the road, and you get two free checks a year with HMC Premium.

So, you can ensure your tyres, windscreen, battery, headlights and more are all ready to take on the daily drive. You could also use your 5% always-on Premium discount to pick up some of the products we’ve mentioned for even less!

Still missing out on our best deals with Motoring Club? You can get our standard 5-Point Car Check for free, or join the Halfords Motoring Club today to unlock exclusive benefits like this and more!

Join the Halfords Motoring Club today at www.halfords.com/motoring-club.

That concludes a mere snapshot of the many products that will improve your daily commute. To find lots more options, visit Halfords.com.

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