Halfords Autocentres Maintains Commitment to Growth with Opening in Hounslow

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Halfords Autocentres opened its newest garage in Hounslow this week – bringing its expanding UK car repair and maintenance network to 276.

MOTs, Car Servicing, Tyres

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The site is equipped with three-tonne hydraulic ramps that enable our experienced technicians to work on both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

Halfords Autocentres opened its newest garage in Hounslow this week – bringing its expanding UK car repair and maintenance network to 276.

The new business, located at Hounslow Trade Park off Staines Road, is the first site to be opened by Halfords Autocentres in the area and represents a six-figure investment that has created six jobs.

In addition to the investment in acquiring and equipping the centre – the garage will contribute a further £15,000 per month to region’s economy through the purchase of other consumables from local suppliers.

Regional Manager Mark Turner commented: “With the opening of our first garage in Hounslow we are now able to offer local motorists access to a reputable brand that delivers main dealer quality at more affordable prices.

“The site is equipped with three-tonne hydraulic ramps that enable our experienced technicians to work on both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles - delivering value to both private owners as well as local businesses.”

As a business Halfords Autocentres also aims to bring clarity to the sometimes stressful process of using a garage by eliminating the jargon frequently used by mechanics speaking to motorists – tackling the issue that nine out of ten car owners say they are left bewildered by their terminology.

Halfords Autocentres champion the use of ‘plain English’ and it’s Glossary of Garage Speak – an easy to understand guide of motoring industry terms – is available to download free of charge at http://www.halfordsautocentres.com/garagespeak.

Mark Turner added: “The rising cost of motoring means that hard pressed vehicle owners are increasingly looking for good value for money without sacrificing the quality of workmanship.

“This investment gives us a fresh, purpose-built space, equipped with the very latest technology and tools to meet the local demand from motorists looking for a better deal.”

Halfords Autocentres has also produced a series of helpful videos that form a step-by-step guide to preparing your car for its annual MOT test which are available at http://www.youtube.com/halfordsautocentre.

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Media contacts:
Stuart Humphreys, Automotive PR Manager
T: 01527 513410, E: stuart.humphreys(at)halfords(dot)co.uk

About Halfords Autocentres

Halfords Autocentres is a leading independent car servicing, repair, tyre and MOT garage network. We employ highly trained ATA accredited technicians and use the latest in vehicle diagnostic equipment to deliver dealership quality work at affordable prices.

Being independent expert’s means that we are able to repair and maintain any make or model of car in line with the manufacturer’s standards, whilst offering a local price match promise and peace of mind in the form of a minimum guarantee of 12 months or 12,000 miles on work carried out. (See website for terms and conditions.)

The Halfords Autocentres name may be a recent addition to our 276 centres, but our heritage spans more than three decades and we serve over 750,000 customers every year - with over 8 out of 10 of them being happy to recommend us to their friends.

http://www.halfordsautocentres.com

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