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Halfords cuts servicing costs for small, efficient engines

Date: 13 November 2013   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

Halfords Autocentres has announced it is lowering the cost of servicing for cars with small, efficient engines.

The independent garage network says it can perform an interim service on any make and model of car with an engine size of 1300cc or less for under £80, which will be backed up by a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee. A full service costs £149, reduced from £175.

The firm has also slashed servicing costs for vehicles with larger engines. Interim services for cars with 1.4- to 2.2-litre engines have dropped from £119 to £99, and for 2.2-litre engines and above they are down from £135 to £129.

A full service for a car with an engine between 1.4- to 2.2-litres now costs £169 (formerly £175). Full service prices remain unchanged for engines of 2.2-litres or more at £199.

Rory Carlin, marketing manager for Autocentres, said: "Rising fuel prices and the recession have driven up demand for cars with smaller engines, whilst also fuelling a rise in the number of people skipping essential car maintenance in an attempt to save money.

"Ignoring or putting off servicing is a false economy because it increases the risk of potential damage to a vehicle and the likely repair costs to rectify it. We believe our new price structure makes doing the right thing for your car even better financial sense."