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Brits brace for snow in spades

Halfords are rushing snow shovels into stores in a major operation to keep motorists on the move.


Halfords are rushing snow shovels into stores in a major operation to keep motorists on the move.
As wintry weather makes its way across the UK, Brits fearful of being caught out by snow have been racing to buy snow shovels

Halfords, which this year has ranged the foldable snow shovels for the first time, have been forced to order five times more shovels than originally forecast due to popular demand.

The high street motor parts and accessories retailer also reported snow chains flying off the shelves and saw sales of snow socks and traction tracks, also new this year and designed to help tyres grip in frozen conditions, soar.

Customers were also stocking up on salt, deicer and antifreeze.

Mark Dolphin, Halfords Winter Motoring Expert said: “There’s always a rush for winter products when the cold weather comes. Unfortunately many leave it too late. Good preparation can help avoid breakdowns, accidents and save money. 

“Attitudes towards safe winter motoring are changing. We even sold a surprising number of ice scrapers and antifreeze during the October heatwave as people began to prepare for winter in advance.”

A recent survey by Halfords revealed that 42 per cent of motorists thought they were better prepared for winter this year.

Halfords is the UK’s leading retailer of automotive, leisure and cycling products and through Halfords Autocentres is also the UK’s leading independent car servicing and repair operator.
Halfords employs approximately 11,000 staff and sells over 12,000 different product lines with significant ranges in car parts, cycles, in-car technology, child seats, roof boxes, outdoor leisure and camping equipment. Halfords own brands include the in-store Bikehut department, for cycles and cycling accessories; Apollo and Carrera cycles and exclusive UK distribution rights of the premium ranged Boardman cycles and accessories. In outdoor leisure, IS sells a premium range of camping equipment, branded URBAN Escape. Halfords offers customers expert advice and a fitting service called wefit for car parts, child seats, satellite navigation and in-car entertainment systems, and a werepair service for cycles.
Halfords customers shop at 466 stores in the UK and ROI and at for direct home delivery or pick-up at their local store. Halfords Autocentres operates from 227 sites nationally and offers motorists dealership quality MOTs, repairs and car servicing at more affordable prices.
For more information contact:
Nicola Toulson
t: 01527 513464 


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