Mayor Opens New Halfords Autocentre In Scarborough

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Mayor Councillor Helen Mallory took time out of her busy schedule to officially open a new business in Scarborough on Monday. The new Halfords Autocentre garage on Seamer Road Retail Park has created six jobs and is the first to be opened by the national car repair, servicing and MOT provider in the borough–bringing its UK network to 277.

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I am delighted to welcome this Halfords Autocentre to the area. It is great to see investment taking place locally and I wish the team here every success

Mayor Councillor Helen Mallory took time out of her busy schedule to officially open a new business in Scarborough on Monday.

The new Halfords Autocentre garage on Seamer Road Retail Park has created six jobs and is the first to be opened by the national car repair, servicing and MOT provider in the borough–bringing its UK network to 277.

In addition to creating jobs in the town, Halfords Autocentres has made a six-figure investment in acquiring and equipping the centre – which is set to contribute a further £15,000 per month to region’s economy by purchasing consumables from local suppliers.

Ray Lee, Regional Manager for Halfords Autocentres, said: “With the opening of our first garage in Scarborough we are now able to offer local motorists access to a reputable brand that delivers main dealer quality at more affordable prices - something that is valued by customers in these tough economic times.”

As a business Halfords Autocentres brings clarity to the process of using garages by eliminating the jargon frequently spoken by mechanics to motorists – tackling the issue that nine out of ten car owners say they are left bewildered by the terminology used by garages.

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 free of charge from the garage or can be downloaded at http://www.halfordsautocentres.com/garagespeak.

Mayor Councillor Helen Mallory commented: “I am delighted to welcome this Halfords Autocentre to the area. It is great to see investment taking place locally and I wish the team here every success.”

Ray Lee added: “This investment gives us a fresh, purpose-built space, equipped with the very latest technology and tools to enable us to service all makes and models of cars, old and new. It puts us in the very best position to meet the local demand from motorists looking for a better deal.”

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Media contacts:
Stuart Humphreys, Automotive PR Manager
T: 01527 513410, E: stuart.humphreys(at)halfords(dot)co(dot)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 277 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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