From rain to snow, winter puts our vehicles to the test. However, with the help of our winter Mobile Expert services, you can safely navigate the colder months ahead.

Whether it’s a flat battery, deflated tyre, pesky dashboard warning light, or you simply want to make sure your vehicle is winter-ready, we have it covered. Our experts will come straight to your door, so you don’t have to leave the warmth of your home – it couldn’t be easier!

Let’s look at the full range of mobile services available.

The mobile services

Covering 75% of households in the UK, our Halfords Mobile Expert service is designed to keep you moving throughout winter. We’ll make sure your car is safe and prepared for colder weather whilst you stay warm at home or work.

Here’s a full list of the services our Mobile Experts provide.

Tyres

  • Tyre replacement
  • Puncture repair
  • Tyre rotation

Cold and wet weather puts your tyres to the test, and you need a set that are up to the job.

However, many drivers in the UK use summer tyres in winter. These are only designed for warmer conditions, and once the temperature dips below 7 degrees (common throughout winter), they can’t perform at their optimum level. This means less grip and greater stopping distances – especially in wet conditions.

That’s why your car needs a suitable set of tyres, and our Mobile Experts can help. One of our experts can come straight to your door and replace your summer tyres for you.

Our mobile experts can also rotate tyres and repair any punctures.

Batteries

  • Battery replacement
  • Diagnostic check
  • Cold start

Cold weather places a greater strain on car batteries.

For a start, we use our headlights and heating more regularly. It also takes more power to start an engine in the cold. That’s why, if your battery is underperforming or needs replacing, you’ll quickly run into problems.

However, you can pre-empt any potential problems with our range of battery services. If the worst happens and your battery fails on a cold winter morning, our Mobile Experts can come to the rescue and replace the battery for you.

Warning light diagnostics

There’s nothing more annoying than a warning light popping up on your dashboard – especially if you don’t know what’s causing it.

If you get a warning light this winter, don’t worry. Our mobile vans are equipped with up-to-date diagnostic equipment to help identify the issue – and if this is being caused by a battery, we can replace it right on your doorstep!

Sometimes the car just needs a reset. If it needs further investigation, your local Halfords Autocentre can help, and they’ll provide a no-obligation quote to get it fixed before it becomes more serious.

Engine oils and fluids

  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Air con re-gas
  • AdBlue top up
  • Antifreeze top up

To keep your car on the move, you need to make sure oils and fluids are topped up – especially antifreeze.

Antifreeze is added to the water in an engine’s cooling system to lower the freezing temperature. This is important in winter when temperatures are at their lowest.

Our Mobile Experts can help top up any fluids or oils for you.

Other services

  • Windscreen chip repair
  • Duxback glass treatment
  • Dash cam fitting
  • Towbar fitting

And our mobile services don’t stop there!

From ice to torrential rain, your windscreen bears the brunt of winter weather. To help you prepare, our Mobile Experts can apply the Duxback glass treatment. This minimises the build-up of water when driving in the rain. You can learn more about our Duxback treatment here.

We also offer additional services including windscreen chip repairs, dash cam fitting and towbar fitting.

How it works

So, how does it work? You’ll find a step-by-step guide below which will help you get the most out of this unique service.

1.Book an appointment

Appointments can be booked online or by phone (0333 016 6550).

You’ll need to provide a few details including your registration, postcode and service requirements. Then it’s just a case of choosing a time slot that suits you (two hours, four hours or all day).

Fittings are available 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm. We’re also pleased to offer same day and next day fittings where available.

2. Prepare your car

On the day of your service, make sure that you park your car somewhere safe. Store your car keys and locking wheel nut in a pre-arranged safe place so that the technician can easily access them.

3. Arrange things with the technician

Our technician will call you on the day of your service to confirm the location of your car, keys and locking wheel nut. This allows them to find everything they need to carry out the work without any physical contact being required.

4. Sit back while the technician gets to work

The technician will only gain access to your vehicle while work is being carried out. They’ll also wear a new pair of disposable gloves for each job to ensure your safety.

The technician will confirm when the job is complete via phone call or text message. If you’d like to inspect their work, they’ll wait at a safe distance in the van until you’re finished.

Your keys and locking wheel nut will be returned to where they were collected from, and we will make a note on our records that the job is complete.

5. Be secure in the knowledge that your car is ready to go if you need it

And that’s it! The technician will leave you with a fixed and safe car before moving on to help someone else. At the end of their shift, they’ll also thoroughly clean their van and ensure all rubbish is disposed of in a safe, legal and environmentally-friendly manner to maximise customer and staff safety.

For more information about how we dispose of batteries, check out our guide to battery disposal and recycling. We also recycle a wide range of other materials including tyres, and you can learn more about our tyre recycling process here.


With the help of our Mobile Experts, you can safely navigate the winter months ahead. Check out the full range of mobile services available here.

If you’re in need of a more significant service or MOT, why not visit your local Halfords Autocentre? You can find your local garage over at Halfords.com.

You want to safely navigate winter, you want Halfords.