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CycleCare in Halfords

  • 18-03-2022 5:54pm
    Registered Users Posts: 415 ✭✭ whiz

    Hi Guys

    What are people's opinions on CycleCare in Halfords, I see it's €30 per year is it worth doing?

    Plus would it be covered by the Work to Bike scheme if u purchasing it along with a new bike?

    Any responses are appreciated


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,487 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    Its as good as the mechanic doing it.

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 34,392 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle

    What kind of mileage are you doing on your bike?

    What maintenance can you do yourself?

    Personally I would not pay a subscription fee for bike maintenance with Halfords or anyone else. Whilst some of Halfords' car and bike mechanics are good at what they do, many of them are clueless and I wouldn't trust them to even pump up a tyre.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,487 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    I liked their booking in system. Until they outsourced it and it's impossible to use last time I tried.

    Local bike shop ive to ring endlessly to get a bike back. Got too annoying.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle

    What does it include? Knowing none of the details, you have no guarantee they will have a good mechanic (even if they have one now), which makes it all a bit pointless. I would say get in to the habit of doing it yourself, and if you have any room left on your B2W, get some basic tools for maintenance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,487 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    You only know if you get a good mechanic in any shop based on experience. That's true of a LBS as it of Halfords.

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CramCycle

    Halfords tend to have a higher turn over of staff though, more likely if you get a good one in a LBS they will still be there next time, less so in Halfords.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,487 ✭✭✭ Flinty997

    Also means a bad over stays longer in the LBS :)