Winter driving can be hard on your car, so it’s important to make sure it’s healthy and happy before the weather takes a turn for the worse. That’s why this winter we’re offering a Free 5 Point Winter Car Check.

During your winter car check, we’ll check these five areas:

  • The health of your battery
  • Your headlights and brake lights
  • The condition of your wiper blades
  • The condition of your windscreen
  • Your MOT due date (UK only)

You can book online or just pop into your local Halfords* and we’ll be happy to help.

So, why should you take advantage of our Free 5 Point Winter Car Check? Read on to find out!

1. It’s getting colder

Okay, so that’s sort of what winter’s all about, but it also means you’ll be powering more things in your car, like heated windscreens. To make matters worse, cold weather places more strain on your battery. That’s why it’s important that your battery is healthy in the winter!

What’s in the Winter Check: We’ll check the health of your car battery and help you get the right battery for your car if it’s time to get a new one.

5 point car check

2. It’s getting darker

As you’ll have noticed, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. This means that if you work during the day, you’ll probably be heading home in the dark. Make sure that all the lights on your car are working, so that other people can see you and your signals – and so you can see where you’re going!

What’s in the Winter Check: We’ll check your lights are all working as they should be, and help you find the right bulbs if you do need any replacements.

3. It’s (probably) getting wetter

Being able to see where you’re going is pretty much number one when it’s comes to driving. In winter, additional muck on the road (as well as a few more rainy days) can mean that you’re using your windscreen wipers more often, so it’s important that they haven’t deteriorated and you can still see clearly in these worsening conditions.

What’s in the Winter Check: We’ll check that your wiper blades are in good condition before you get caught out. If they do need replacing, we can help you find the right ones (particularly from among our great new silicone wiper range). We’ll also check your windscreen for any pesky chips that might affect your vision.

windscreen wipers

4. We’ll help you to remember your MOT

An MOT is an annual legal requirement, but one that’s easy to forget with everything else that’s going on in our lives. The last thing you want is to be caught out in the winter months and find yourself unable to get an appointment when you need one!

What’s in the Winter Check: We’ll look up your MOT due date so that you’re fully informed about when your car needs to be brought in. You’ll also get the chance to sign up for a free MOT reminder email, so that you can be safe in the knowledge that your MOT won’t be overlooked.


So there you have it – four reasons to head out and get your Free 5 Point Winter Check at Halfords! If you’d prefer a more thorough check, including tyres and oil levels, you can upgrade to our 10 Point Winter Car Health Check for just £15.

To get kitted out with all your motoring essentials, like bulbs, blades, batteries, screenwash and oil this winter, take a look here. And don’t forget to stock up on things like de-icer and antifreeze for the colder months, too.

Just remember: if you want to keep moving this winter, you want Halfords.

*Unfortunately, we can’t offer this in some city centres due to parking restrictions.

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