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  • Halfords free MOT with ANY spend, eg, £1 sponge or bucket

    Halfords free MOT with ANY spend, eg, £1 sponge or bucket

    Make purchase by 19 April. Book by 21 May for MOT up to Nov 2021


    Halfords is offering a free MOT* (normally £39.85) at its 350+ Autocentres across the UK when you buy anything from a Halfords retail store or online by Mon 19 Apr.

    You'll need to book your free MOT by Fri 21 May, but the MOT can be carried out up to Nov 2021, so even if your MOT isn't due for a few months, you can still take advantage.

    With any MOT, before you go, read our checklist of the most common MOT failures and how to beat them. Also, see how to get a free annual MOT reminder.

    The cheapest items we found at Halfords were a £1 sponge* or £1 bucket* – so you could spend as little as £1 to qualify for a free MOT. Delivery's £3.99 if ordering online, or you can click and collect for free.

    How to get the 'free' MOT

    • When you make any purchase either online or in store, you'll receive an email voucher within seven working days. 
    • You can only book your 'free' MOT online – visit this Halfords Autocentre MOT page by 11.59pm on Fri 21 May and add an MOT (or combined MOT & service) to your basket. Enter your voucher code during the checkout process.

    The MOT itself can be carried out until 21 Nov 2021, depending on availability at your nearest Autocentre.

    Halfords has said there's no limit to the number of people who can claim the offer, and you can get multiple vouchers if you do multiple purchases – so if you've two cars, just make two separate purchases. If you return your purchase, Halfords says this will invalidate your free MOT offer.

    Are Halfords MOTs any good?

    Like any nationwide chain, there's good and bad feedback, but at least as Halfords is a big chain, it gives you more avenues if something goes wrong.

    Where there are complaints about MOTs in general, they tend to be around whether garages try to push their own repairs. But if your vehicle has a dangerous fault, by law, you won't be allowed to drive it away and will have to have it repaired at the specific garage, or towed elsewhere – see MOT rules.

    If unsure about using any garage, it can be safest to go to a council test centre, as they generally don't do repairs so there's little vested interest to fail you in the hope you'll spend.

    See £19.71 Kwik Fit MOT if that's a better option for you. 

    MSE Laura B says:

    Halfords offered a similar deal in 2018 and 2019. We saw successes from MoneySavers who used the offer, including the below from Tony...

    "I was a bit apprehensive about this offer expecting them to 'look harder' etc to find faults. However my experience could not have been better at Wakefield store.

    I bought an air freshener for about £2... Booked online for 11am and text received day before as reminder and to go 10 mins earlier. Got there and was told about an hour, reception very friendly and car ready by 11.50. Even spoke to technician who confirmed he was not under pressure to find faults etc!

    All in all... whilst I was apprehensive - I have to say a very positive experience saving me a nice £35 which is their usual price. Thank you MSE and team!"

  • Halfords up to 40% off selected items

    Halfords up to 40% off selected items

    Incl 20% off certain kids' bikes and scooters


    Until Mon 30 Nov (Cyber Monday), you can get up to 44% off selected items at Halfords* as part of its Black Friday promotion which began on Thu 12 Nov. There were 137 items included when we checked online on Fri 20 Nov.

    Selected kids' bikes and scooters are 20% off, and Halfords' own range of tool kits – not available elsewhere – are up to 40% off.

    Delivery's free on most items, but there's a £25 delivery fee for built (as opposed to boxed, unbuilt) adult bikes and £15 for built kids' bikes. Bulky items and online exclusives will also incur a delivery fee.

    Here are some strong examples we found at 10am on Fri 20 Nov, excluding delivery:

    Don't assume Halfords will always be cheapest. Make sure to check prices against competitors such as Evans Cycles, eBay and Amazon.

    Important: Don’t allow yourself to be taken in by the hype around Black Friday and be sucked into buying something you don’t need or can’t afford. Always do your own price comparisons to ensure you are getting the best deal possible – don’t just take a retailer’s word for it.

    • The Black Friday deals are available online and in all Halfords stores, but you may want to shop online to avoid an unnecessary outing, depending on the lockdown rules in your part of the country. See our Life-in-lockdown guide for more information.