Deal of the week: Get a free MOT with Halfords

21 September 2018

Buy anything from a Halfords store or online and get a free MOT.

What’s the deal exactly?

Halfords is offering a free MOT at Halfords Autocentres when you buy anything from a local Halfords store or

Halfords has over 300 MOT test centres nationwide and over 90 autocentres, which are open seven days a week.

When you buy online or at a Halfords store you will be given a voucher code.

Once you’ve got this head over to the Halfords Autocentre MOT page, add the MOT you want to your basket, add the voucher code and then checkout.   

Why should I care?

MOT testing is required by law and with winter on its way it is essential to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. 

While most prices vary, the maximum price a company can charge for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle. 

Some MOT test centres will charge less than the maximum fee, with some as low as £25.

To qualify for the promotion you must provide an email address, vehicle registration and postcode. Vouchers can take up to seven days to be emailed to you after purchase and you may only claim your free MOT once you have received your voucher.

 What’s the catch?

To qualify for this offer you must make a purchase from a Halfords store or before 14 October.

The promotional code is only valid until midnight on 31st October 2019 and the MOT must be carried out by this time.

What are my other options?

Kwik Fit offers MOTs which you can book online from £25. If you book a service at the same time you will also make an additional saving.

Lots of garages offer cheap deals on MOTs, so if you shop around you should be able to get a good price.

However, it is sensible to be wary of deals that are too cheap. If a garage or service and repair centre is offering a cheap deal it is unlikely to be making a profit, so it might charge more for repairs.

Where can I find out more?

Visit the Halford’s website for more information about MOT testing.


In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I trust this deal about as far as I can throw it! MoTs have for years been cash cows for the big vehicle repair chains so you're always much safer using a trusted local garage. Consider this - a few years ago VOSA inspected one large dealership chain (not Halfords) and revoked the MoT certifications of over 20 of their staff for failing cars on non-existent faults. I've seen this happen myself. A branch of one well-known chain failed my car on fluid leaking from the front shock absorbers but there was a slight problem with that - they were not only brand new but were clearly marked 'gas filled'.

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