You don’t want your car to refuse to start on a cold morning. You don’t want your worn tyres to skid across a patch of ice. You don’t want to break down because you put off booking that service.

So, what’s the answer? Simple: you want Halfords.

The top-level stuff: MOTs and services

An MOT and a service go hand-in-hand. An MOT is an annual legal requirement, while a service keeps your car in a more reliable and roadworthy condition by checking and replacing common parts that wear over time (reducing the risk of your car breaking down).

Booking them separately means remembering two sets of dates, making two (or more) journeys on two (or more) days and paying a premium. That’s why you want a safe and contactless Halfords MOT and service combi deal.

Our combi deals come in three options and can save you precious time and money (up to £39):

Book online or drop into your local Halfords autocentre to set up an appointment and get your car prepared for the wintery conditions to come. We’ve got a number of procedures in place to keep you and our colleagues safe during all of our services – you can find out more here.

The smaller but equally important stuff: Bulbs and wiper blades

It’s easy to overlook your bulbs and wiper blades until they desert you while you’re making your way home on a dark, cold and rainy night. To avoid getting caught out – or to get you going again when you have been – you want our WeFit service.

The service is available at all Halfords stores and autocentres, as well as through our mobile fitting service (more on that later). For a small fee, we’ll fit your new bulbs, wiper blades and more, and get you back out on the road again. No appointments are required and the whole process is safe and contactless; just drop in and we’ll install your new parts while you wait.

The check-ups: Winter car checks

Sometimes, you just want some peace of mind that your car is ready for the roads. In that case, you want one of our winter car checks.

First is our FREE 5-Point Winter Car Check. During this check, an experienced technician will review your car’s headlights and brake lights, the condition of your wiper blades, the health of your battery, the condition of your windscreen and your MOT due date. The check’s completely free, safe and contactless, so there’s no reason not to take advantage of the opportunity as winter approaches.

For a more thorough assessment, you want our 10-Point Winter Car Health Check. A technician will check all of the areas above, as well as your car’s tyre tread depth, tyre inflation level (and top it up), oil level, screen wash level (and top it up), and ad blue and coolant levels. It costs just £15, which is a small price to pay for having added confidence in your car this winter.

Both of these checks can be booked online at a time, date and location to suit you.

The convenient solution: Mobile fitting

We know it’s not always convenient to make it down to your local Halfords autocentre or store, particularly if your car refuses to start or you’ve got a flat tyre. And that’s why you want our mobile fitting service.

It’s easy and as with all our fitting services, safe and contactless. Just book an appointment on your chosen date and one of our experienced technicians will head on over to your home or workplace. They offer a whole host of motoring services including tyre replacements, battery replacements and – an essential in the winter months – cold starts.

You can also get your hands on some great offers on tyres, including all season tyres right now, so get your car prepped for winter and save yourself some pounds at the same time.

The rain, ice, snow and darkness may be on its way, but you can be ready for it. As well as the top-notch services above, our wide range of essential winter products including de-icer, screenwash, ice scrapers and demister pads will keep your car in prime condition during the winter months.

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