When it comes to car journeys, only one thing matters: getting there safely.

Luckily, no matter what you may encounter on your journey, you can always rely on Halfords to help get you where you need to be. Whether your car needs essential servicing or must-have products, we are here to help.

Add tech to your ride

Believe it or not, there was a time when getting from A to B meant relying on a paper map. We don’t know about you, but we’re relieved that those days are gone, and we can now travel with the ease of a sat nav.

At Halfords, we have plenty of options from big brands like Garmin and TomTom, so there’ll be no more getting lost on country lanes or international adventures! Just as importantly, many sat navs now provide live traffic updates when connected to a smartphone so that you can reroute around any traffic jams.

As for extra security, there’s nothing better than a dash cam. These handy cameras can help to deter thieves, give you visual evidence of any bumps, and even lower your insurance premiums!

At Halfords, we have front dash cams, rear dash cams, and dash cam bundles from brands such as Garmin, Nextbase, and Road Angel – we can even fit them for you!

Be prepared

Nothing ruins a car journey quite like a mechanical issue. However, if you’re well prepared, many problems can easily be solved so that your journey can continue.

One essential piece of equipment every car should have is a jump starter, such as the Halfords Advanced Lithium Jump Starter. Small but high in power, this mini jump starter can start a 12V vehicle up to 2L. Easy to use, store and recharge, the device can fit snugly into your glove box, ready for when you need it. With battery failure being one of the top reasons to call out breakdown services in the UK, the device is an ideal way to avoid being stranded.

Your vehicle’s tyres also need that extra care. Make sure that they’re inflated correctly using the Halfords Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator. The Holts Tyre Weld is then a great backup option if you suffer a puncture. Filling the tyre with a water-based foam, it seals punctures and inflates your tyre. A great alternative to fixing a puncture on the side of the road – especially in bad weather!

Upgrade your car

Many of us make lots of car journeys every week, and each of them could be easier and safer with a few well-chosen upgrades. Some of the best upgrades you can make are to your bulbs, wiper blades, and battery.

Designed to last longer and provide exceptional illumination, our range of 100% brighter bulbs is a great place to start. Ideal for nights and gloomier days, they safely illuminate you and the road ahead.

Another great upgrade is your wiper blades. Underperforming wiper blades can make driving unsafe, as they fail to adequately clear the windscreen. Even in the warmer months, the UK has its fair share of downpours, so it’s best to be prepared.

Luckily, here at Halfords, we have an extensive range of wiper blades. This includes our range of silicone wiper blades that are proven to last twice as long as a standard rubber wiper blade. You can easily find which of our blades is compatible with your car using our handy vehicle registration tool.

Perhaps the most important upgrade of all is your battery. You want a battery you can rely on, which is why the batteries we offer come from the best brands, including Yuasa. As if that wasn’t enough, all of our Yuasa batteries come with a 5-year guarantee.

Safe storage

For those long journeys, leave yourself plenty of space in the car by safely storing everything you need in a roof box.

The Halfords Advanced 470L Roof Box provides easy loading from either side of the car thanks to a dual-side opening system. It’s quick and easy to mount to roof bars and has a max load capacity of 75kg.

If you plan on taking bikes with you, the Halfords Rear High Mount 3-Bike Bike Rack allows you to mount up to three bikes on the rear of your vehicle. It comes fully assembled with an advanced ratchet system, making it easy to fit into the carrier and fold flat.

Use our vehicle registration number tool and we can tell you which of our bike racks is suitable for your car.

Free checks

It’s always reassuring to know that your car is in a healthy condition. If you want peace of mind that your car will safely get you where you need to be, why not book one of our car checks.

The first option is our Free 5 Point Car Check. In this check, one of our technicians will assess your vehicle’s headlight and brake lights, wiper blades, the health of the battery and the condition of the windscreen. You’ll even get a free MOT due date reminder – all for free. With over 1000 stores and garages nationwide, booking a car check couldn’t be easier. You can find your nearest Halfords autocentre here.

For a more comprehensive check, you can upgrade to our 10-Point Car Check. Covering all of the above, one of our technicians will also check the depth of the tyres, tyre inflation, the oil level, top up the screen wash and check the AdBlue and coolant levels.

For more specific car concerns, we have a range of free car checks covering the key areas of your vehicle. From your steering to your suspension, brakes to tyres, we’re on hand to check over the major components of your car, to give you the peace of mind that you’re ready for any journeys ahead.

And for your MOT and servicing needs – we’ve got you covered! Book your MOT and service over at Halfords.com, or why not book them together with our combi deals? That way, you save yourself an extra trip to the garage and even some extra money, since our combi MOT and service deals offer you a significant discount. Find out more here.

Halfords Motoring Club

Or why not join the Halfords Motoring Club? It’s free to join and you’ll receive money off your MOT, a free car health check and a welcome voucher that can be spent on any Halfords product or service.

Or choose our Premium membership for a small monthly fee (or a one-off payment) to unlock exclusive member pricing on all motoring products and services online and across our stores, garages and Halfords Mobile Experts, as well as a variety of other benefits that will help you to keep moving for less.

With so much to enjoy, this is too good an opportunity to miss!

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

Fitting services

Helping you complete your journey isn’t just about providing you with the best tech and services. We also want to make installing new products and tech in your car as easy as possible.

That’s why almost everything on this list is available with our added fitting service. We offer the additional service of installing your devices and products to your car for you, all for a small extra charge. It’s a quick and easy way to get your vehicle set up and ready to hit the road!

To discover our full range of services and MOTs, head over to Halfords.com. You can find many more motoring essentials here.

You want safe and enjoyable journeys, you want Halfords.