If you’re anything like us, you’re probably already planning your next staycation break, and with summer fast approaching, many of us have got a getaway or two in the diary. If you are setting off, the Halfords Motoring Club is the perfect road trip companion, giving you loads of perks and benefits for the best staycation possible. With either Free membership or Premium membership to choose from, there’s plenty of ways to keep moving, keep safe, and keep saving this spring and summer.

Getting there

The last thing any holiday needs is a mid-journey breakdown. For peace of mind before you set off, a 10 Point Car Check will assess the key areas of your car to make sure everything’s topped up and running smoothly. Carried out at your local store or garage, one of our trained technicians will perform vital checks to ensure your car is fully ready for your journey. It’ll only last around 30 minutes, but we’ll cover all of the following:

  • Headlight & brake light check
  • Wiper blade condition check
  • Battery health check
  • Windscreen chip check
  • MOT due date reminder (UK only)
  • Tyre depth check
  • Tyre inflation check & top up
  • Oil level check
  • Screen wash top up
  • AdBlue & coolant check

With Free Motoring Club membership, you’ll be entitled to one free 10 point car check per year, or two if you’re a Premium member, to make sure that your car is in top condition for your holiday and everything is working as it should.

If there are any nasty surprises – like a flat battery or faulty bulb – then the Halfords Motoring Club has got you covered. With Premium membership, you’ll get a free fitting at one of our stores for a new pair of bulbs, windscreen wipers or a battery, to get you back on the road and enjoying your break.

Fancy sprucing up your car before you go? With both Free and Premium membership, you’ll also receive a welcome voucher (minimum spend applies) to be used on anything you like, so whether you’re topping up your oil, adding some extra storage with a roof box, or giving your car a good clean before you set off, you know you’re getting a great price. Even better, as a Premium member you’ll benefit from a 5% discount on all motoring products and services, giving you the best deal on all the car accessories and extras you’ll need for the journey.

Entertainment

If you’re stuck for things to do to bring some extra excitement to your trip, look no further. Halfords has loads of ways to keep everyone happy – both on the drive there, and once you’ve arrived!

For the journey

There’s nothing worse than a long car journey with nothing to do, especially if you’ve got little ones. With a Premium Motoring Club membership, you could put your 5% off member pricing to good use and stock up on some in-car entertainment to make the journey fly by.

An in-car DVD player could be the perfect solution to keep your little ones entertained and spare you from hours of i-spy, fitting to the front headrest for easy viewing from the back seats. Plus, car DVD players are completely independent of the car’s audio system, meaning that while the kids watch their favourite movies, you’re free to listen to your own music.

Once you’ve arrived

One of the best parts of staying in the UK for your holiday is exploring all the hidden treasures of the countryside. If you’re anything like us, your staycation adventures may often happen by bike – as a Halfords Motoring Club member, you can use your benefits to boost your staycation cycling.

By far the easiest way to transport your bikes further afield is with a bike rack, many of which are fitted to a tow bar. If you’ve not got round to having one installed, our Halfords Mobile Experts are here to help – we can fit a new tow bar right on your drive! You can use your welcome voucher or 5% off Premium member discount with Halfords Mobile Expert services, so you can get a safe and convenient fitting for less.

If cycling isn’t your thing, a tow bar can also be used to pull a trailer for some extra storage if you’ve got a lot of holiday gear. Whatever form your staycation takes, you can be fully prepared and ready to go.

If you’re unsure about the process of fitting a tow bar, check out our article breaking down exactly how our Experts will do the job.

Quick fixes

Although we all do our best to avoid them, it’s always possible to run into some setbacks throughout your staycation. With the Halfords Motoring Club, you can be safe in the knowledge that if you hit any bumps in the road, a member of our customer support team is only a few clicks away.

The few weeks before a holiday can be really hectic, and it’s easy to forget things or run into some last-minute hiccups. Thankfully, the Halfords Motoring Club gives you unlimited free next day delivery if you’re a Premium member, so if you’ve come to power up your old sat nav and it won’t turn on, or you’ve forgotten to order those new bike helmets for the kids, you could have them the very next day for no extra cost.


With all these great features, the Halfords Motoring Club is the perfect staycation companion to keep you moving, keep you safe and keep you saving.

If you’ve still not joined the Halfords Motoring Club, sign up today! It’s super quick and easy to join, and you’ll be able to use your benefits straight away. Just visit www.halfords.com/motoring-club and choose your plan.

Already a Free member? Upgrade to Premium and unlock even more perks, including 5% off member pricing – an always-on, unlimited discount on all motoring products and services online and across our stores, garages and Halfords Mobile Expert. Just log in to your Motoring Club account and follow the steps to upgrade.