January 28, 2011 12.02 pm This story is over 156 months old

City auto centres get new lease of life

New start: Two garages in Lincoln have had a refurbishment, saving local jobs.

Two city car garages have been revamped as part of Halfords’ new car servicing and repair market.

Car parts company Halfords bought Nationwide Autocentres as part of their national £73m investment into their new market.

Halfords rebranded and refurbished the two Nationwide Autocentres on Tritton Road and High Street (pictured), and will keep on the current staff employed there.

The Lincoln refurbishments are among over 253 Halfords Autocentres to be opened nationwide.

Manager of the Tritton Road site John Salmon said: “The presence of Halfords Autocentres in Lincoln is good news for both the company and drivers in the city.

“Our garage is equipped with the very latest technology which means we can service all makes and models of car, old and new.

“Plus we provide dealership quality at more affordable prices and a friendly and efficient service from the same team with the same local expertise and experience that customers have come to trust.

“The local supply chain is also set to benefit from the company’s continued investment with suppliers and partners in the area.”

Halfords shall also be opening and rebranding more autocentres in 2011, aiming to have 400 stores across the country, creating up to 1,000 jobs.

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