British motorists are being offered free ‘brakes for life’ under a new deal which could reportedly save them up to £1,600 in their lifetime. Halfords Autocentres is offering its ‘Brakes4Life lifetime guarantee which will see the drive receive free replacement brake pads or shoes for as long as they drive – even when they replace your car. It said the point behind the campaign was to reduce the cost of motoring but also encourage motorists to ensure their brakes are in full working order at all times. Bob Masters, Halfords Autocentres brakes expert says: “With fuel prices and insurance costs driving up the cost of motoring, our Brakes4Lifeinitiative offers motorists unprecedented value for money and peace of mind.
“A one-off payment guards against future unexpected brake-related costs.
“Driving with worn brakes can increase your stopping distance, while letting the brake pads wear all the way to the wear indicator may mean your brake discs need to be replaced too.”
According to the firm, the average car owner could save up to £1,600 in their lifetime.
Drivers can also get free brake checks which will look at all components on the braking system including brake pads, shoes, callipers, hoses and handbrake linkages.
Brake pads and shoes are amongst the most frequently replaced components on a car.
Bob Masters continues: “This can leave motorists facing additional unexpected costs when they take their car in for a service or MOT.
“However, Brakes4Life removes that risk and we find that when we explain that it really does cover them and their current as well as future car they own it results in some surprised and very satisfied customers.”