Winter is coming! The temperature has dropped significantly, there’s an abundance of Christmas decorations springing up left right and centre and the trees are looking decidedly spindly. Another very viable way of knowing winter has arrived is hearing about a rare sighting of something called ‘snow’ in London, which has begun wreaking havoc in the capital, causing the city to come to a complete standstill in just a matter of minutes.
We’re joking of course. Sort of. We love winter – the soft crunch of the snow under your feet, the kids out building snowmen, and the building excitement for Christmas. However, winter can bring with it some rather unpleasant actualities for some – especially motorists. We can’t think of anybody who enjoys an early morning windscreen de-icing session, and trying to stop your windows from steaming up while you’re driving is like fighting a losing battle.
Preparing for winter with Halfords
Luckily, Halfords are on hand to help you prepare yourself and your car for the worst this winter. And even better – we’ve partnered up with them this winter and are delighted to be able to bring you the chance to win a £250 voucher to spend instore or online.
Whether you use your car for your daily commute, muddy family outings to the countryside, or just for leisure it’s really important to ensure it’s running in tip top condition this winter. If the thought of breaking down in the middle of nowhere on a cold winter night isn’t enough to make you give your car the once over, we don’t know what is! Their winter essentials range has everything you could need to make sure your car is running safely and efficiently this winter.
Have a look at some of our suggestions below for a selection of the best products you can use to winter-proof your car this year.
Halfords 6 piece Winter Essentials Kit – £10
This kit is packed full of everything you could possibly need for cleaning and de-icing your vehicle ready for the cold. Packed in a handy box, you can easily keep these winter essentials in your car to prepare you for the frosty mornings! The kit contains:
400ml Halfords De-icer
75ml Halfords Lock De-icer
500ml Halfords Night before De-icer
1 Litre Halfords Screenwash
Halfords Squeege & Sponge
Halfords Chamois demister
Halfords Ice Scraper with Waterproof Mitt – £5
There’s nothing worse than trying to scrape the ice off of your windscreen when your hand is so cold you can’t even feel it. The Halfords Ice Scraper with Waterproof Mitt is perfect for those cold winter mornings. The polyester fleece and a waterproof cloth, mean that your hand will be kept warm and dry while you scrape the ice from your car. The ABS ice scraper is tough enough for even the icier days. Why use a regular ice scraper when you can use this?
Universal Multigrip Snow Socks – £59.99
This snow chain alternative is extremely easy to fit and lightweight, making it the perfect solution for safe driving in sporadic and sudden snowfall. The Universal Multigrip Snow Socks are available in a range of sizes, and give the grip needed on snowy and icy roads to keep you moving no matter what the winter weather throws at you. You can easily keep these in your boot in case of emergencies.
Win £250 to spend at Halfords!
To be in with the chance of winning a £250 Halfords voucher this winter, simply head over to our Facebook page, and comment on the competition post with your one winter car essential that you couldn’t live without. Simply write your answer in the comments, and make sure you like the post to secure your entry too.
The competition starts on Thursday 7th December at 7am. It will run for one week, closing at midnight on Thursday 14th December. Remember, if you don’t win you can always check out our Halfords discount codes to save money on all of your vehicle and bicycle purchases over at Savoo. Good luck!
The competition is not linked to Facebook and is not sponsored, supported or organised in any way by Facebook.
Every participant who comments on the Facebook post automatically agrees to these terms and conditions.
The competition ends on Wednesday 13th December at 23.59. The automatic determination of the winner takes place on the following day.
The winner will be contacted on Facebook by Savoo, and has one week to respond with their contact details
One person wins a £250 Halfords voucher, valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Then the voucher loses validity and can no longer be redeemed. The voucher can be redeemed directly in-store or on Halfords.com.
Products are subject to availability.
The winner is responsible be paying any additional costs i.e. orders exceeding £250.
The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over.
Proof of identity and age may be required.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.