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    • mcampster
    • By mcampster 11th Jan 08, 10:45 AM
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    Halfords Trade Card
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    • 11th Jan 08, 10:45 AM
    Halfords Trade Card 11th Jan 08 at 10:45 AM
    I've recently managed to get my hands on a Halfords Trade Card. These can get you anything between 0% and 80% discount on Car Parts in any Halfords store.

    The problem is that you don't know how much discount it gets you until you take your card and the item to the till and ask them to scan it through. Rather than doing this every time, I thought it would be a good idea to try and start a list of rough prices for various items that people have purchased. This should give us a fair idea of if its worth getting the item from Halfords or your local motor factor.

    Any other relevent information may be useful as well - for example the discount on Halfords own brand products is generally greater than that of a 3rd party.

    Official MoneySavingExpert.com Insert:

    If you're a mechanic or in the trade and can prove it then the Halfords Trade Card could mean sizeable savings. To prove you're eligible you'll need to show either your City and Guilds in Motor Mechanics certificate, or equivalent, or proof that you're employed as a technician.

    However, even if you've been working in the trade for some time and can't prove you're qualified, some store managers will, at their discretion, give cards to those who can prove they make a lot of purchases by showing receipts from local motor factors although they'll also prefer that this be accompanied with proof of employment where possible.

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    • mcampster
    • By mcampster 11th Jan 08, 10:47 AM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 10:47 AM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 10:47 AM
    From a later post....


    This is an updated list

    Bulbs

    Brilliant Headlight (Single) RRP £9.99 TRADE £3.50
    Super Brilliant Headlight (Single) RRP £14.99 TRADE £7.50
    Twinpack 12V 5W sidelight bulbs RRP: £2.49 TRADE: £0.46
    Halfords Bulb Hbu382 21wat. Retail 2.49 Trade 48p
    halfords extreme brilliance bulb 90% brighter retail £18.99 trade £15.99

    Tools

    Deep 15mm 1/2 Drive Socket - RRP 5.79 - trade £4.xx
    Set of 12 1/2 Drive Sockets - RRP 17.99 - trade £14.xx
    Laser Brake Spanners RRP: £3.99 TRADE: £3.19
    Torque Wrench RRP: £49 TRADE:£39
    120piece socket set RRP:£149 (but normally on offer at £99) TRADE:£89
    150piece socket set RRP:£199 TRADE:£149
    Laser Scissor type Ball Joint separator RRP:16.49 TRADE: 13.19
    Halfords short 1/2" drive extension bar/swivel end combination type thing RRP: £5.49 TRADE: £4.39
    magnetic flexible pick up tool- RRP £6.99, TRADE £5.59.
    UPDATE: Halfords professional 18mm combination spanner RRP:6.49, TRADE: 5.19 (equivalent to 20% discount - probably same on all combination spanners). For sale in Durham for RRP £6.89 - TRADE £5.51
    microdriver ratchet spanner professional little tool set thingy £10 trade £8
    Halfords 2 tonne ratchet axle stands RRP £14.99 - Trade £11.99
    Halfords Mechanics mat (Car creeper without wheels) RRP £14.99 - Trade £11.99
    22 piece Halfords professional spanner set RRP £60. Trade £47
    30 piece Halfords professional screwdriver kit RRP £30. Trade £22
    oil filter wrench RRP £4.99. Trade £3.21
    240V inspection lamp RRP £9.99 - Trade £7.99
    Halfords Professional 24mm combination spanner RRP £9.49 - TRADE £7.59
    Halfords Professional 1/2" drive 30mm deep socket RRP £7.29 - TRADE £5.83
    Phaze 25 piece Flex Screw Driver Set - RRP £4.99 - Trade £4.99 - Saving £0.00
    Halfords pro 16" breaker bar RRP: £15.99, Trade: £12.79
    Deep 11mm 1/2 inch socket - RRP - £4.79 - Trade - £3.89
    Bell Oil Drainer Can DC0601. RRP £4.79 - Trade £ 3.83
    PRS Flex Spout Oil Funnel. RRP £3.99 - £ 3.19

    Service parts

    polo mk2 timing belt RRP £8.99 - TRADE £2.76 (CHEAPER THAN GSF!! )
    Polo mk2 water pump RRP £32.99 -TRADE £21.11
    halfords brand rear wheel bearing suit mk1 golf/polo RRP £11.99 Trade £8.37
    Comma CV & Lith-Moly Grease 500G £5.49 Trade £4.39
    BK 5000 universal cv boot kit, about £9-10 trade £3.64


    Ignition components
    Halfords Rotor arm HRA500 RRP £4.99 - Trade: £2.16
    Glowplugs for 1.9 Diesel 206 RRP: £29.99 TRADE: £18.08
    205 Distributor cap - RRP 8.99 Trade £6.19
    Halfords set of 5 H.T leads RRP: £12.99 TRADE: £6.38
    NGK 804 Sparkplugs - £9.99 RRP to trade £3.49
    4 NGK spark plugs Grooved RRP £11.99 TRADE £4.32

    Oil filters
    Halfords Oil Filter for Ford Puma 1.7 RRP £5.29 - TRADE £1.90
    Halfords OIL Filter for Citroen Xantia 2.0 8v RRP £6.49 - TRADE £2.01
    Halfords Oil Filter for Toyota Yaris 1.0 RRP £5.99 - TRADE £2.44
    Halfords Oil filter HOF204 - Trade £2.01
    Halfords Oil Filter HOF265, various Ford, Jaguar RRP £5.29 - TRADE £1.90
    Oil filter (either Halfords or Champion) for Toyota Starlet RRP £5.99. Trade £2.21
    Halfords Oil Filter HAF293 - RRP £5.99 - Trade £3.70 - Saving £2.29
    HOF237 (Nissan) RRP - £7.49, TRADE - £2.40
    HOF301 (V/hall) RRP - £7.49, TRADE - £5.64
    Halfords Oil Filter (HOF200, Saab) RRP - £3.99, TRADE - £1.74
    oil filter for ford focus 1.6 04, part number HOF 265 RRP £5.79 TRADE £1.90.

    Air Filters
    HAF 249. Retail £9.99 Trade £2.44
    HAF 410 RRP £14.99 - Trade £11.59
    HAF 281 (Nissan) RRP - £10.79, TRADE - £4.82
    HAF 366 (V/hall) RRP - £7.79, TRADE - £4.78


    Fuel filters
    HFF232 (Nissan) RRP - £11.99, TRADE - £6.66
    HFF219 Fuel Filter - No idea on retail as it was from back room - Trade £5.39
    fuel filter for 1.6 ford focus 04, part number HAF 283 RRP £11.79 TRADE £9.19
    Halfords Fuel filter Xantia RRP £10.49 TRADE £6.30

    Filters - others

    Pollen Filter 006 RRP £9.99 - Trade £5.99.


    Odds n Ends
    Tube of Easy Gasket - RRP £4.99 TRADE £1.90
    Loctite Instant Gasket - £3.99 Trade - £2.01
    Halfords Split Pin selection approx 550 6 different sizes RRP: £6.99 TRADE: £4.99

    Halfords Rocker switch RRP: £1.79 - Trade: £1.43
    engine stop leak wynns £5.49 trade £4.49
    halfords copper grease 500g £6.99 trade £3.88
    pittards leather chamois rrp £15.99...no trade discount.
    Reddex Petrol 1 litre RRP £9.99 - Trade £7.99
    Superflex Windscreen silicon sealant RRP £4.49 - Trade £4.04
    AirCon refrigerant top-up with pressure gauge RRP £39.99 - Trade £31.99
    Loctite Stud 'n' Bearing sealant RRP £2.99 - TRADE £2.69#
    Turtle Wax Ice Wax - RRP £12.99 - Trade £12.99 - Saving £0.00
    Holts Tyre Weld - Large RRP £ 8.99 - Trade £8.99 - Saving £0.00
    Halfords Tyre Tread / Pressure Kit - RRP £6.99 - Trade £6.99 - Saving £0.00
    Wynns Engine Flush - RRP £4.99 - Trade £3.99 - Saving £1.00
    WD40 250ml RRP £2.49, TRADE - £1.99
    Halfords Fuel Hose HFH402 (1m length, 8mm diam) RRP £4.29, TRADE - £2.39
    Halfords Trim Rivets (plastic) HFX363 - RRP £2.49 - Trade £1.99
    Halfords Crimp & Terminal 'selection box' 180 pieces HBB105 - RRP £6.99 - Trade £4.99
    Number plates: no discount for trade
    Heatshrink tubing pack - RRP £6.99, Trade: £3.99
    5 amp cable 7 metres various colours - RRP £2.99, Trade: £2.39
    Copper Grease RRP £3.49 Trade £1.33
    Halford's Fused Cigarette Lighter Plug RRP £2.99 TRADE £2.49


    Sprays

    Halfords Grease Spray RRP £3.99- Trade £3.19
    3-IN-1 Professional silicon spray RRP £4.99 - TRADE £3.99
    Loctite Freeze and Release spray RRP:£2.99 - TRADE £2.39
    3 in 1 cleaner degreaser £ 4.49 trade £3.59
    wynns carb/intake cleaner spray £4.99 trade £2.96
    3-In-One Pro Copper Grease (aerosol) - RRP £4.49 - Trade £3.59

    Cooling system
    1ltr antifreeze RRP: £4.29 TRADE: £3.43
    Holts Radweld RRP: £3.99 TRADE: £0.99
    Halfords coolant hose repair bandage - RRP £2.99 - trade £2.44
    halfords anti freeze 1ltr got 70p off.
    Halfords Hose Clip ( the big Jubilee clip) RRP £1.59 TRADE £0.49
    Thermostat + Fitting Kit for Citroen Xantia 2.0 petrol RRP £15.04 TRADE £11.28
    Anti-Freez 5 liters can "2 yrs life" RRP £17.99 TRADE £14.69


    Brake stuff

    EUROPART ViziBleeding Kit ( with container) RRP £5.99 - TRADE £3.55
    EUROPART ViziBleeding Kit ( without container) RRP £4.99 - TRADE £2.49
    Halfords brake cleaner RRP: £5.49 TRADE: £4.39
    Big Can of Brake and Clutch Cleaner - RRP £5.99 - (sounded expensive and it's a huge can)
    Halfords Dot4 brake fluid - massive 5 litre can RRP: £15.99 - Trade: £10.21 (£2.04 per litre)
    Ferrado Brake shoes for Fiesta, Ka, etc = £23.99 Trade £15.


    Exhaust stuff

    Halfords Exhaust Repair Bandage RRP£3.29 - TRADE £1.21!!
    Holts Gun Gum Putty (for holes in backbox) - RRP £3.79 - Trade 76p!!
    rubber exh hangers 34MM "O" style RRP:79 PENCE TRADE:55 PENCE
    gun gum £3.79 trade 76p
    fire gum £3.79 trade £2.17
    Holts Flexiwrap for fixing the back box (the wide metal sheet) RRP £6.49 TRADE £4.20
    Holts Flexiwrap for fixing the exhaust pipe into the back box RRP £5.49 TRADE £4.36
    Holts Flexiwrap for fixing the exhaust pipe RRP £5.29 TRADE £3.30


    Wipers

    bosch wipers 23/21 retail £36.99 trade card £27.99
    halfords wiper set 56. retail £23.99 trade card £12.13p
    Windscreen Wiper Blade (Rear) - RRP £9.99 TRADE £3.47
    bosch s/p wiper blade 19 retail £9.99 trade £4.45
    21/19s bosch wiper set £18.99 trade £10.59
    Set 20 wipers halfords (21inch spoiler and 19 inch blades same as bosch fitments) £14.49 trade £5.94
    Bosch s/p Wiper Blade 15 RRP £7.49. Trade £4.22
    Halfords Wiper Blade w22 17 RRP £6.79. Trade £2.70
    Halfords rear wiper W13 RRP £6.39 - Trade £1.95


    Batteries + Cables

    hb065 battery £69.99 trade £45.14
    hcb065 calcium 4 yr guarantee battery £79.99 trade £52.44
    hb075 battery £74.99 trade £51.21
    hcb075 calcium battery £84.99 trade £54.25
    merc battery(one in boot) RRP: £99 TRADE: £71
    Halfords Earth Cable 22cm RRP £3.99 - TRADE £3.19
    Hyundai Coupe Battery RRP £96 Trade £71

    Oil

    15/40 5l part synthetic Oil - Trade £12.74
    Castrol Magnatec 5W30, 4 Litres, RRP £27.99 - TRADE £22.39
    Halfords Fully Synth 5w/40 Oil 5l. RRP - £34.99, TRADE - £26.24


    Paints/Primers etc

    upol weld thru primer RRP £10.99 TRADE £9.89
    Aluminium spray paint RRP £5.79 - Trade £5.21
    Touch up paint set, Vauxhaull Satin Red RRP £10.49. Trade £9.44
    Primer spray paint RRP £5.79 - Trade £5.21.
    Clear Laquer spray paint RRP £5.79 - Trade £5.21.
    Halfords Alloy Wheel Repair Kit. RRP £29.99 - Trade £ 26.99
    No discount on mixed paints.

    Books and Manuals

    Haynes manual 3797 ( Astra/Zafira diesel 1998-2004) RRP £18.99 Trade £15.19
    Haynes Manual 3511 ( Mercedes C-Class ) RRP £19.99 TRADE £15.99
    Last edited by mcampster; 23-11-2008 at 2:39 PM. Reason: Thanks to Anewman for the re-format
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 11th Jan 08, 11:14 AM
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    • #3
    • 11th Jan 08, 11:14 AM
    • #3
    • 11th Jan 08, 11:14 AM
    how do you get these cards? ive always been motortrade but out of work at the moment
    • mcampster
    • By mcampster 11th Jan 08, 11:23 AM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 11:23 AM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 11:23 AM
    You can apply to become a Trade Card member at any Halfords store. Simply ask a member of staff to help you complete your application and bring with you your proof of working in the motor trade - outlined below:

    Motor Trade Role


    Qualifying documents
    Qualified Technician
    City & Guilds in Motor Mechanics Certificate or garage payslips

    Self-employed Mechanic
    High volume of local motor factor invoices from last 3 months

    Mobile Mechanic
    City & Guilds in Motor Mechanics certificate or high volume of local motor factor invoices from last 3 months

    Small Independant Garage Mechanic
    Recognised payslips for employee, high volume of local motor factor invoices from last 3 months or City & Guilds in Motor Mechanics Certificate

    High Volume Parts Buyer
    (or frequent user of car parts)
    High volume of local motor factor invoices from last 3 months
    • northern_munky
    • By northern_munky 11th Jan 08, 1:36 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 1:36 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 1:36 PM
    Well I bought 4 NGK plugs, oil filter and air filter for a 1994 1.1 Fiesta and it came to the grand total of, wait for it £9 odd. Couldn't believe the discount really. Tools and equipment are also discounted. Also body filler, fibreglass etc.
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 11th Jan 08, 1:44 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 1:44 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 1:44 PM
    I've got one of these cards through being a member of an online car club/forum.

    It costs £10 (or £15 can't remember exactly) per year for the club membership which is well worth it when you add up all the savings from Halfords throughout the year.

    My OH has one too, he saved £30 odd when buying a car battery a couple of weeks ago but has saved heaps in the last couple of years.

    OH did a service on my Dads car last summer. For all the stuff, it should have cost around £120, but the trade price was just under £60.

    If there is something you are interested in, you can ring a Halfords store and ask what the trade price is beforehand.
    Last edited by shellsuit; 11-01-2008 at 1:46 PM.
    Tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty...
    • jonathon
    • By jonathon 11th Jan 08, 2:09 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 2:09 PM
    • #7
    • 11th Jan 08, 2:09 PM
    I've got one of these cards through being a member of an online car club/forum.

    It costs £10 (or £15 can't remember exactly) per year for the club membership which is well worth it when you add up all the savings from Halfords throughout the year.

    My OH has one too, he saved £30 odd when buying a car battery a couple of weeks ago but has saved heaps in the last couple of years.

    OH did a service on my Dads car last summer. For all the stuff, it should have cost around £120, but the trade price was just under £60.

    If there is something you are interested in, you can ring a Halfords store and ask what the trade price is beforehand.
    Originally posted by shellsuit

    Hi which forum please
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 11th Jan 08, 2:17 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 2:17 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 2:17 PM
    Hi which forum please
    Originally posted by jonathon
    Not sure if I can mention it here, I wouldn't want people to just join up for the sake of the Halfords card, but if people are vauxhall owners and would be interested in the network then I guess that's OK
    Tank fly boss walk jam nitty gritty...
  • goldspanners
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    • 11th Jan 08, 4:54 PM
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    • 11th Jan 08, 4:54 PM
    ][/B]

    Qualifying documents
    Qualified Technician
    City & Guilds in Motor Mechanics Certificate or garage payslips
    by mcampster;7821163[B



    so all i need is to show my my papers and i can get a discount card?
    ...work permit granted!
    • mcampster
    • By mcampster 11th Jan 08, 4:59 PM
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    If you've got the City and Guilds, then yep!!! FOr those without them, shellsuit's suggestion is well worth looking into - you'll save the £15 forum membership fee after buying your first set of plugs and filters.
  • goldspanners
    great,guess where im going tomorrow!
    thanks very much.
    ...work permit granted!
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 11th Jan 08, 5:41 PM
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    is the card just one you flash to obtain the discount...or like a store credit card?
    • northern_munky
    • By northern_munky 11th Jan 08, 5:55 PM
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    is the card just one you flash to obtain the discount...or like a store credit card?
    Originally posted by steveo3002
    You show it to the parts man over the counter, he punches in the account number on his computer and then the discount comes up. You also get two invoices, one with the full price (to show to customers ) and another with the reduced price.
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 11th Jan 08, 6:09 PM
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    so you can still pay cash or whatever?

    does it apply to paint and cleaning bits n bobs etc
    • northern_munky
    • By northern_munky 12th Jan 08, 9:39 PM
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    so you can still pay cash or whatever?

    does it apply to paint and cleaning bits n bobs etc
    Originally posted by steveo3002
    Yeah, you take the parts or items you want to the parts desk (unless you are asking for specific parts over the counter). Hand over your trade card and ask how much, he will put the details in the computer and tell you you price. Not everything is discounted though, but its worth asking. He will will then print out the two invoices, you take them and the parts to the normal till and pay how you want, cash or credit card. Not sure about paint or cleaning stuff, but like I said it's worth asking.
    • ice_babe
    • By ice_babe 12th Jan 08, 11:29 PM
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    We didnt have to show any pay slips id ect to get a trade card, My oh works for Lotus and went in after work in his overalls, Manager came up to him and gave him a card, he didnt even ask!

    Its brill, Batteries are half price too, and my car gets a full service for £20!
  • goldspanners
    ive been looking for this thread,couldnt find it.
    right an update on my story.
    i went to halfords during the week after work with working togs on and payslip in hand asked about trade card,the spotty teenager tried to look at me suspisiously as if to say why should you get one and after some terrifiying interogation and a long read through my payslip he produced a form for me to fill in and sign,then signed my card and that was that.
    really good discounts on car parts, tools and storage.
    ...work permit granted!
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 27th Jan 08, 9:37 AM
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    any idea if paint/filler/waxoil etc is discounted?

    do they actualy tell you whats covered and whats not, as i still wont shop there for full price items unless im forced to

    proof of sigiture? so passport or driving license i guess?
    • steveo3002
    • By steveo3002 27th Jan 08, 9:40 AM
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    deleted ....
    Last edited by steveo3002; 19-03-2009 at 5:21 PM.
  • goldspanners
    any idea if paint/filler/waxoil etc is discounted?

    do they actualy tell you whats covered and whats not, as i still wont shop there for full price items unless im forced to

    proof of sigiture? so passport or driving license i guess?
    Originally posted by steveo3002
    there doesnt seem to be any real rules to the discounts,i would imagine body filler etc... is covered,you dont have to take your items straight to the check out,you take them to the parts counter,they then give you 2 reciepts,one which will have the original RRP,(for showing customers) and another which has your discount on it,if you are happy with the discount you should then take to the cash desk and purchase if you are happy with the price.

    proof of signature will be ok as a driving liscence or a credit card or bank card.
    ...work permit granted!
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