Free brake pads and shoes for life(just pay for first set of them @Halfords
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Free brake pads and shoes for life(just pay for first set of them @Halfords

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Found 22nd Oct 2011
Might be useful to some people who do high milage- free pads and shoes replacement for life. if you change your car, just register the new one(can feel a loop hole here)
Brakes4Life
Our new lifetime replacement is excellent value and really does last for as long as you own a car*

You ONLY pay for your first set of brake pads or brake shoes at Halfords Autocentre.
If you change your car, simply bring in your new car to register for the lifetime replacement, or transfer your lifetime replacement with the car to the new owner.
We will supply and fit consequent of brake pads or shoes when you need them, FREE of charge.
You do not need an annual service or check to maintain your lifetime replacement, although we recommend that you keep your car in good, safe condition.
Keeping your brakes in good condition is crucial to the safety of your vehicle and the safety of you and your passengers.

We have introduced our Brakes4life scheme to encourage you to keep your brakes in good condition. We offer free brake pads or shoes after you’ve bought your first set, for your car and for any car you buy in the future. All we ask is that you repair or replace any other brake parts when necessary and tell us when you change your car.

All the brake parts we use match the original specification, and they are fitted by our skilled technicians. The lifetime replacement is designed to give you peace of mind for

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The sceptic in me thinks they will fit cheap and nasty pads and tell you that you need replacement brake discs every time and then mark them up accordingly to cover the cost of the pads and they'll be cheap and nasty too along with overpriced.

Kwikfit have been doing this for years

They fit pretty decent stuff but if you sell your car then you lose the deal. Its not a cdeal anyway, its just what they do.

"All we ask is that you repair or replace any other brake parts when necessary and tell us when you change your car. "

AVOID like the plague. You'll only get the "free" pads if you agree to pay to change whatever else they say needs changing - regardless of whether it does or not.

Am sure the pads will be free but labour will have to be paid - then they will charge you about 50 to fit!
Would only do this if you plan on keeping car for a long time and have no one else that can do this very simple repair for you- on most cars can be done in about 20 mins per wheel
Pads and shoes can be bought from a motor factors for between 7 and 20 pounds

You can fit brake pads yourself easily.

mccririck

You can fit brake pads yourself easily.



Given that some people can't even cook toast I would not like to be on the same stretch of road as them if they fit their own brakes.

Nothing is 'Free' where Halfords is concerned.

mccririck

You can fit brake pads yourself easily.


Damn but i've seen posts on here asking how to change a BULB oO

They earn bonuses for the work they do. Spot the inevitable consequence! To spell it out - if they have a part in stock, if the job's easy (discs while doing pads are common as it's two bolts and a screw), they'll do it regardless if you really need it doing or not - and charge an arm and a leg for it too

I would never ever use any of the national garages which uses such a business model as it's obviously there just to make big profits for the fat cats. Bonuses are pointless in such a business anyway, as you should only ever be doing work that needs doing - and you will only ever get the work that comes to you. When you start ripping people off, those customers will choose to go elsewhere once they get wind. Still, the men in suits paying themselves millions in bonus a year think it's all sound business sense - who are we to disagree?!

Remember the Quakers got rich unintentionally, because they asked a fair price for the goods they sold, and were not attempting to rip off customers. Quickly the customers kept coming back and recommending their friends. Businesses like Halfords Garages, and Kwik Fit could learn a lot from them.
Edited by: "anewman" 22nd Oct 2011

Was on holiday computer said check pads, went to KF and they Inspected my brakes said i needed a new sensorr @£120, went to my usual garage when I got back and they fitted 2 for £40

javea

Nothing is 'Free' where Halfords is concerned.



"Nothing is free these days! I shouldn't think there'd be much change from a thousand pounds!"

A thousand pounds!

mikbak

Was on holiday computer said check pads, went to KF and they Inspected my … Was on holiday computer said check pads, went to KF and they Inspected my brakes said i needed a new sensorr @£120, went to my usual garage when I got back and they fitted 2 for £40




This is a Halfrauds deal not KwikFit

You must carry out all other brake repairs (to brake
discs, drums, cables and hydraulics) found
during an inspection or service within 10 days to
continue to claim the free replacement.

Hmmmmm...sounds like it could get expensive oO

I wouldn't have these morons doing anything to a car. Bare in mind that they used to be called Apples, Stop and Steer, National Autocentre and have been ripping off motorists for Years for work that wasn't necessary.

mymymy

This is a Halfrauds deal not KwikFit



OOPS ... Worth mentioning anyway ...

Shengis

Damn but i've seen posts on here asking how to change a BULB oO




A friend had a car where you had to remove the front wheel to change a headlight bulb


Geemac

A friend had a car where you had to remove the front wheel to change a … A friend had a car where you had to remove the front wheel to change a headlight bulb



True..
and after you have removed the wheel there was then a cover within the wheel arch to take off to give you better access to the headlight unit.
Trouble was, all the screws on the plate that you had to take off had often corroded as had the plate itself.
Not an easy job at all!!

Banned

Try changing a headlamp bulb on a jag. You have to remove the **** battery.
This deal is a thinly veiled con by the way, whatever you don't do It

Banned

Geemac

A friend had a car where you had to remove the front wheel to change a … A friend had a car where you had to remove the front wheel to change a headlight bulb




Well a friend of mine had a car where you had to remove a headlight bulb to change a wheel......

poisondwarf

True..and after you have removed the wheel there was then a cover within … True..and after you have removed the wheel there was then a cover within the wheel arch to take off to give you better access to the headlight unit.Trouble was, all the screws on the plate that you had to take off had often corroded as had the plate itself.Not an easy job at all!!


What car is this then? My car you take the whole headlamp out to replace the bulb. 2 minutes tops lol.

copthis1

Well a friend of mine had a car where you had to remove a headlight bulb … Well a friend of mine had a car where you had to remove a headlight bulb to change a wheel......



Reliant?

Banned

Shengis

What car is this then? My car you take the whole headlamp out to replace … What car is this then? My car you take the whole headlamp out to replace the bulb. 2 minutes tops lol.


Renault Modus sounds like fun...
homepage.mac.com/jpe…tml

Shengis

What car is this then? My car you take the whole headlamp out to replace … What car is this then? My car you take the whole headlamp out to replace the bulb. 2 minutes tops lol.



Renault Megane II headlight bulb change is one of the most difficult, as you have to take a wheel off.

Mascherano

Renault Modus sounds like … Renault Modus sounds like fun...http://homepage.mac.com/jpelling/Modus/Modus/bulbchange.html


Thats pure mental X)

Now we see how to change a bulb on a non frenchist car......

fordwiki.co.uk/ind…php?title=Headlight_Removal

mikbak

OOPS ... Worth mentioning anyway ...



Ha ha, i thought it was Kwikfit when i made my first comment but no one picked up on it lol

Banned

Definitely COLD! Avoid like the plague. These guys are totally incompetent and I've had problem after problem after problem (costing me more and more money). They seem to employ complete idiots that know less about cars than my grandma (who can't drive). Unfortunately I'm with WarrantyDirect, who are affiliated with Halfords Autocentre, so I've had very little choice. There's no such thing as a good deal when it comes to Halfords; they'll end up screwing you.

themadhatter76

There's no such thing as a good deal when it comes to Halfords; they'll … There's no such thing as a good deal when it comes to Halfords; they'll end up screwing you.


Autoglym 3 for 2 deals aint bad

Sorry to drag up an ancient thread, but as this "deal" is still ongoing, I thought I'd see if anybody had tried it now?

I had my MOT done at Halfords Autocentre and it failed on the front brake pads, so I replaced them myself, but I've been wondering since if I should've taken up their offer for the "Brakes 4 Life" scheme. The pads would've cost more than I bought them for, and pad wear sensors aren't included in the deal, but after a few pad changes it'd start to make financial sense. Also, in the T's and C's it says that you need to replace any other brake items that they say need replacing to keep the deal ongoing. However, nowhere does it stipulate that you need to have those parts fitted by them. Also, I'd imagine you should be able to buy your own pad wear sensors and provide Halfords with them, rather than buying the sensors from Halfords themselves. Or is that likely where they'd catch you out? Huge price hike on the sensors and you have to get them from Halfords?

My car has Brembo brakes as standard, so I'm not sure there's any "cheap" pad alternatives, and in the T's and C's it says they fit OEM quality pads anyway... however, I'm inclined to ring and ask what they'd fit, brand-wise.

Lastly, the offer is not for the time you keep the car, but for life, as in, as long as you live. You can transfer it between cars, as long as you take the car in within 30 days of purchase of a "brake inspection". I have no idea if that inspection is free though, but if you have a new-ish car they shouldn't find anything to pick up on, and even if they do I'm not sure that you have to have it "fixed" by them.

So, has anybody given this a go?
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