By Experts, For Experts: Keeping Cars On Circuit

By Experts, For Experts: Keeping Cars On Circuit

When it comes to a Seven, there is no escaping the fact that it’s designed to make the most out of any race circuit that comes into view.  It’s also a well-known feature that a Seven is simple to maintain from the comfort of your own home.  However, when it comes to racing – the tools in your box become of paramount importance, making the difference between competing for those all-important points and getting the set-up just right for the conditions. 

This is why we are proud to have joined forces with the team at Halfords, who now support our race mechanics.  Here’s a little more from Halfords about their new range of Advanced Hand Tools which are utilised by our team in every single repair, upgrade and tweak for setting up our lean, mean, racing machines. 

Over to team Halfords….


Engineered and developed by industry professionals, Halfords Advanced tools deliver the very best in performance and design. They’re the ultimate tools to get the job done, and their winning combination of precision, strength and durability makes them the top choice for hobbyists and professionals alike.

It also makes them the perfect tools to support an iconic British brand like Caterham.


The Partnership

As an Official Tool Partner for Caterham, we’re supplying Halfords Advanced tools to all Caterham Race Technicians across five manufacturer-backed championships for the next three years. Over 20 technicians, 100 cars and 100 drivers will benefit from our tools during the ongoing season.

In return, their hands-on experience will help to test the tools to the limit and shape the future of the whole Halfords Advanced range. It’s a truly win-win partnership and one that we’re proud to be involved with.


The Range

The Halfords Advanced range includes a wide selection of socket sets, tool kits, screwdrivers, torque wrenches, ratchets and more. The Halfords Advanced 31-Piece 3/8” Socket Set is one of our modular tray sets, which have been designed to fit neatly inside our modular tray storage case, tool chests and cabinets. The set contains a 100-tooth ratchet and a range of standard and deep 6-point sockets from 8 to 24mm.

An alternative super-sized option is the Halfords Advanced 200 Piece Socket and Ratchet Spanner Set. This impressive set contains 100 tooth ratchets, a full range of standard and deep-6 point sockets, 72 tooth ratchet spanners, pinless universal joints, an 18-inch breaker bar and much much more. It’s everything you need for automotive jobs in one portable case.

And finally, the new Halfords Advanced Mobile Car Maintenance Tool Kit has quickly become one of our favourites thanks to how much it packs into its sturdy metal frame. Three ball bearing trays and a top compartment host a multitude of tools that will suit most workshop and garage jobs.

The best thing about the whole Halfords Advanced range, in our opinion, is the fact that every tool comes with a lifetime guarantee. What this means is that in the unlikely event of a tool failing, we’ll replace it for you free of charge. Simply return the product to your nearest Halfords store and a store colleague will be happy to help.


The Future

The Halfords Advanced tools made their Caterham debut at Thruxton in late August and will next see race-related action at Brands Hatch Indy on 26-27th September. While the partnership is still in its infancy, there are high hopes for the future.

“Techs often work under extreme time pressure to turn around race cars,” Simon Lambert, Technical Motorsport Director at Caterham explains. “They want to be assured that they have the right tools and can, quite literally sometimes, lean on them to get the job done without additional drama. Halfords Advanced gives us this piece of mind.”

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