Halfords 5 Piece Lifting Kit   £45 ------- SAVE £70 Was £115
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Halfords 5 Piece Lifting Kit £45 ------- SAVE £70 Was £115

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Refreshed 12th Aug (Posted 7th Aug)
Found this and might help sombody.

Halfords 5 Piece Lifting KitThe Halfords 5 Piece Lifting Kit has everything you need for car maintenance! The set includes plenty of useful stuff to ensure any lifting you need to do is a piece of cake.
Halfords 5 Piece Lifting Kit Extra Info
  • 2 Tonne Trolley Jack with Short Wheel Base has a lifting range of 14cm to 34cm. Made with a durable welded construction
  • 2 x 2 Tonne Axle Stands have a combined weight capacity of 2 Tonne
  • Padded Car Creeper allows for comfort whilst carrying out under car maintenance
  • Wheel Wrench with 17/19mm socket allows for a wheel change
  • 2 x Wheel Chocks allow the vehicle to secured in place

Additional InformationIt is essential to use axle stands when working under a vehicle. Jacks are not designed to hold a vehicle for a prolonged period of time.
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Its not a bad price for a pretty decent set BUT for most of last year is was £40. it was only £115 for a few days before the price drop.
lifting kit? i don't even know where this would go in my home gym.
Hot. I can't understand the negative comments on this. What would be a reasonable price? £20 for trolley jack, £15 for axle stands... so you're getting chocks, wrench and creeper for £10!

If you need all the items, it's ridiculously cheap
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Its not a bad price for a pretty decent set BUT for most of last year is was £40. it was only £115 for a few days before the price drop.
good price but yes comes up every few months
lifting kit? i don't even know where this would go in my home gym.
benmgray91 h, 46 m ago

Its not a bad price for a pretty decent set BUT for most of last year is …Its not a bad price for a pretty decent set BUT for most of last year is was £40. it was only £115 for a few days before the price drop.


That's simply not true. It might have been on sale for a few days of last year but for "most" days. Come off it
Originally priced at £115 seems ridiculously overpriced. I’d say this is only a deal if you actually need all 5 items.
Halfords been trying to get rid of this for years
Hot. I can't understand the negative comments on this. What would be a reasonable price? £20 for trolley jack, £15 for axle stands... so you're getting chocks, wrench and creeper for £10!

If you need all the items, it's ridiculously cheap
If I remember correctly in a previous thread the last time this came up as a deal, a commenter mentioned that the jack doesn’t lift a vehicle high enough to use the stands/dolly.
I use FordOwnersClub discount card ontop of the lowest price possible and get a further 15% off not bad for £15 i spent like 3year ago and used it many times even on sale products
I purchased this set last year and the trolley jack didn't provide enough lift to remove a wheel on a Passat - wheel was still touching the ground at max height.
Also on Halfords Ebay for same price with free p&p, next day delivery
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£42 with trade card if you have one.
How I wish I’m man enough to do my own car...
There's me thinking NHS were selling stretchers on wheels...
As others have said, jack doesn't really lift the car high enough. I can get my MR2 high enough to put the axle stands under the rear subframe on their highest setting, but not a chance I'd get them under the sills on that setting.
Got this for £30 a few years ago (red though)

£115 RRP, pull the other one....
That lift range is pretty poor, I can't see the jack being that useful!
Could I use my trade card with this?
Mikiex3 h, 46 m ago

That lift range is pretty poor, I can't see the jack being that useful!


Yeah its a good deal but the lift on the jack lets it down.
Great price I had had these for quite a while now and all up to the job for tinkering with your car.
Also got a set of these to stop the axle stands scratching the underneath :
Rubber Protection Pads
Movistar3 h, 22 m ago

Great price I had had these for quite a while now and all up to the job …Great price I had had these for quite a while now and all up to the job for tinkering with your car.Also got a set of these to stop the axle stands scratching the underneath :Rubber Protection Pads


who is going to see scratches under my car???
For those worried about the lift (a) stick a block of wood on it before jacking, and/or (b) jack on the side jack points and then place axle stands under the front wishbones or subframe (and then if necessary revert to point (a) for more height (which you'll need if you want to use the dolly)).

Personally I'm tempted just to use the jack for gearbox and other secondary jacking purposes. Happy with the Arcan from Costco for proper jack work (but then you're 3 times the price of this whole set for one of those, even though that itself is a bargain too).

Cut it whichever way you want, this is a bargain...
I have this and it's great. The creeper wasn't the reason I bought it but I love it. The only thing I'd say is the Jack doesn't like uneven ground. And I don't mean bad, I mean normal road surface. The small wheels get stuck when it's coming down and mine got bent. I now use some old flooring under it. I'd recommend using a smooth piece of wood or similar to make sure it has a smooth surface to roll on
zaheer200336 m ago

who is going to see scratches under my car???



You will when it starts rusting.
piper1st3 h, 9 m ago

Saw this on another expired deal, Something like this for £11 more? …Saw this on another expired deal, Something like this for £11 more? https://www.sgs-engineering.com/tjl2jsr-low-entry-trolley-jack-axle-stands


Wanted to go for that myself but I have heard that the seals seem to fail allot. I would honestly stick with a decent brand and pay the extra bucks for something as if it were to fail it could be your head that pays the price. (and of course jacks should always be used but this just isn't the case for all jobs).
Hmm . It's cheap but don't think it's very robust . Prob not a good idea to jack car up on a small slope but don't have a choose. The wheel chucks got flattered when I let the car rest on them so I just use bricks . The jack has really small surface area that meets the car. ok for cars that use a rail but the vectra has a plastic bit that's too large so this just chews it up. Also the jack didn't lift very high So good look using your new roller to roller under the car. I use Costco jack now . Bricks for wheel chucks impact for wheel nuts . Dunno about axle stands. Using their quick release ones. Does the job and there's about 20 teeth for veritable height so you can get as high as possible to fit under then car . Lastly the jack has only 1 piston. I didn't expect 2 for the price but after using the Costco jack with double pistons it lifts so much quicker.
Awful stuff this is. The quality is hideous.
To counter the comments here somewhat, I've used my set on my Focus estate to change the sway bars, rear brake disks on an MGF and get at the washer fluid bottle on a Saxo.

Haven't had issues with lift on any of them, easily got high enough to get the axle stands under the car. Chocks worked ok, but I have used bricks since as they're easier to kick into place.

Only actual problem I had was that the jack didn't quite fit under the MG
Movistar6 h, 17 m ago

Great price I had had these for quite a while now and all up to the job …Great price I had had these for quite a while now and all up to the job for tinkering with your car.Also got a set of these to stop the axle stands scratching the underneath :Rubber Protection Pads


The rubber deforms to let the car sink into the axle stand I hope!
aky247s6 h, 31 m ago

Yeah its a good deal but the lift on the jack lets it down.


Lift, place axle stands, lower, put support under Jack, lift, raise axle stand, repeat as necessary?
prav8614 h, 45 m ago

lifting kit? i don't even know where this would go in my home gym.


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PhilipGregson1 h, 31 m ago

Lift, place axle stands, lower, put support under Jack, lift, raise …Lift, place axle stands, lower, put support under Jack, lift, raise axle stand, repeat as necessary?


Maybe I should have been more clear. The max lift is 34cm and 14cm min i.e. that would not fit under my car. Please dont say put something under tyres lol... You could also do the job with a scissor jack, but the whole point is so you dont need to do all that messing around, which is also dangerous.
Do you even lift bruh?
Got this kit last night to fit some brake pads on my better half's car. All in all it's a good kit.

However... Euro Car Parts, for the second time, have sent me out the wrong pads. First was for my BMW, now for her fiat 500, even after putting the reg in! Such a pain in the a*se taking everything apart (not to mention the 40 mins kicking her wheel off) for me to put everything back together.
Further £3 off if you use trade card.
Be VERY cautious with these generic 2 ton jacks. The circlips and bolts can come loose with no warning. Check ALL of them EVERY time you use the jack. The only reason I don't have a serious injury when one of these failed is because I'm an old fart now and never go anywhere near a car supported only by a jack. They do fail, and they fail badly. Worst risk is using it on a not perfectly level surface - it cannot tolerate any twisting forces.

Bottom line is you need to expect it to collapse at any point - as you should with any jack really. If you think like this and use it in conjunction with axle stands you should be fine.
Frankly, this is a bit of a bargain. If I didn't have all that stuff already ... Mind you, you can never have too many jacks...

As an aside, if you have a need for jacking cars and have a small compressor, I have found these:

ebay.co.uk/itm…292

To be fantastic. I hardley ever use my pump jacks anymore.
Jason_Leigh3 h, 58 m ago

Got this kit last night to fit some brake pads on my better half's car. …Got this kit last night to fit some brake pads on my better half's car. All in all it's a good kit.However... Euro Car Parts, for the second time, have sent me out the wrong pads. First was for my BMW, now for her fiat 500, even after putting the reg in! Such a pain in the a*se taking everything apart (not to mention the 40 mins kicking her wheel off) for me to put everything back together.


ECP are a pain in the **** for this....and they don't list the actual part manufacturer's part number so you can't even verify it for yourself (I use realoem.com for BMW part numbers and Tecdoc mobile to cross reference OEM to aftermarket).
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TedStriker721 h, 0 m ago

Be VERY cautious with these generic 2 ton jacks. The circlips and bolts …Be VERY cautious with these generic 2 ton jacks. The circlips and bolts can come loose with no warning. Check ALL of them EVERY time you use the jack. The only reason I don't have a serious injury when one of these failed is because I'm an old fart now and never go anywhere near a car supported only by a jack. They do fail, and they fail badly. Worst risk is using it on a not perfectly level surface - it cannot tolerate any twisting forces.Bottom line is you need to expect it to collapse at any point - as you should with any jack really. If you think like this and use it in conjunction with axle stands you should be fine.



That should be standard procedure for anyone using any jack!

I always use stands, and chuck the wheels under the chassis rails to be extra sure (no way one of those is falling over, and it keeps them out of the way = double win).

If anything though, decent jacks are what breed complacency. Wobbly dodgy ones like these it shouldn't even cross your mind to stick anything you don't want to lose under the car before supporting the vehicle properly.

I guess there is another side of cheap deals like this- it encourages people who maybe don't have the experience or background knowledge to get under a car on their own, perhaps without even knowing the necessary precautions to take.

Stay safe people, belt and braces approach is wise when it comes to supporting the vehicle (and that's doubly true when jacking one side up then another- it can make the first axle stand a bit unstable when you jack the second side up so keep your eyes peeled and go slow).
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