What people are saying about us...

Aug 5, 2014

Very welcoming, friendly & professional service as I've come to expect from this branch over the last decade. Retained me as an ongoing customer... Donald , Newport Pagnell

Aug 15, 2014

The staff at Erdington were very helpful and this help is very much appreciated. Linda , Erdington

Aug 2, 2014

Used this centre to have a puncture repaired and was so impressed with service I used the online facility to book a tyre change on my second car 2 days later. Friendly helpful and efficient service. Caroline , Basingstoke

Aug 20, 2014

Brilliant service, all the additional work required was explained to me and completed the same day. Carolyn , Hemel Hempstead

Aug 12, 2014

Exceptional quality of service even though I only had a puncture to repair. , Ipswich

Aug 7, 2014

Very helpful and well trained staff made this visit a happy experience. Tyre costs are very competitive. Ken , Redditch

Aug 8, 2014

I was pleased with the friendly, efficient service of the staff and being able to select and order tyres online at a great price is a great option. Will use again. christopher , Lye

Aug 31, 2014

Always an excellent service from the team in Burton. They give fair and cost-effective advice every time. I've been converted to F1. Rhiannon , Burton

Aug 14, 2014

Good service and great online prices. Tracking was also done on car at the time for an extra £30 which could possibly be done cheaper if you are getting 4 tyres fitted at the same time. Stuart on the front desk was courteous and very helpful. Anthony , Portsmouth

Aug 14, 2014

Fantastic service from Darryn. I cannot praise the service I received today highly enough. I will certainly recommend F1 to all of my friends. The internet service also handled a refund very efficiently. Many thanks - I was a very satisfied customer. Jill , Leicester (Wigston)

Aug 9, 2014

I have visited F1 Autocentre in Cheltenham several times and every time everything has been done on time and excellently. The manager is particularly helpful and even called me this time to see if I would like to have car tyres fitted a couple of days earlier which suited my plans perfectly. Would recommend to every customer! Brian , Cheltenham

Aug 18, 2014

Been using Formula One for a couple of years - been very impressed by helpful staff, good quality work and good prices. Sue , Cambridge (Barnwell Road)

Aug 9, 2014

Having used this centre before I have always found the staff helpful and friendly and would use the centre again. Ian , Burton

Aug 30, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Lenton Lane , Nottingham Formula 1 Autocentre yesterday. From the initial price match service which you honoured without quibble, to the quality of workmanship. The manager of this depot is a credit to your organisation and represented yourselves very professionally, especially taking on board my concerns about looking after my newly refurbished wheels. I will not hesitate in recommending Formula 1 autocentre to my friends and colleagues. Andrew , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Aug 30, 2014

Very helpful and polite staff, only gripe was that I wasn't offered a print out of my Geometry test results and forgot to ask for one. Steven , Enfield

Aug 24, 2014

Great price, service and would highly recommend to friends and colleagues Simon , Southend

Aug 24, 2014

Was very pleased with professionalism and approach of all your staff thank you Richard , Milton Keynes

Aug 3, 2014

Great service, good price, very nice professional staff. Stuart the manager is doing a great job, will use again, recommend to my family and friends. Thanks very much guys! , Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Aug 16, 2014

I was very happy with the service,staff was helpful and friendly.thanks. Viktor , Colchester

Aug 13, 2014

All I want is to TRUST a garage. Especially when the cost of 'repairs' with the service gets to the region of £750. What do I do? Do I chop in the car and buy another second hand one or do I pay the money to keep this one going? I felt TRUST when you told me it was a good car. This makes the £750 a lot easier to pay. Elliot , Norwich

Aug 9, 2014

it is a pleasure going to F1 in Crewe as the staff are always very helpful and pleasent. JAMES , Crewe

Aug 10, 2014

This was the second time my car has been serviced and MOT, at the Basildon Branch. You have a very good team working very hard, and I was very happy with the service provided. Great Job Thanks to All. Alan , Basildon

Aug 29, 2014

I have used Formula One a few times and find them very helpful. They do a really good job and talk you through what they are doing. They are the best garage I have been to and would recommend them to friends and family. A bonus is you can have a coffee while you wait. Rita , Southend

Aug 31, 2014

Very helpful and super friendly. Wouldn't hesitate in using them again. Sandra , Burton

Aug 4, 2014

I ordered the tyres online and it was delivered to the Enfield F1 autocenter in time. When I went there the staff knew what I ordered and did an excellent job. I did not have to wait long. very happy with the job and very impressed with the friendly staff. GANESAN , Enfield

Aug 26, 2014

Great service everything was done in a timely manner. They even fixed something without extra charge. Mouhamad , Milton Keynes

Aug 29, 2014

I had contact with 3 members of your staff. All 3 of them were more than helpful, answering all the questions that I had in a very polite and friendly way. It was a refreshing delight, and I will be sure to place you on the top of my list when I next need the kind of services you supply. You can not beat good customer relations to ensure loyalty from customers! Neil , Poole

Aug 8, 2014

Excellent service. I Suspect all garage's would like to emulate Formula one Autocenters. As a pensioner I have used many garages in my life time. None have equalled F1. Staff tell me they are very happy working for this company. I also understand they receive excellent training. There has to be a VERY clever management team who run this company. Clive , Colchester

Aug 20, 2014

Always a clean and friendly environment with excellent Customer waiting area Geoffrey , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Aug 8, 2014

Absolutely brilliant service on an old car. Friendly and helpful all the time . Free tyre check and report was helpful too. Jane , Sittingbourne

Aug 30, 2014

The staff at the shop were friendly, polite and helpful, making the visit very pleasant, would certainly visit again. Thank you. Mark , Southend

Aug 22, 2014

Very helpful staff. Given a 'walkround' of the car on collection explaining reasons for comments on MOT. Given quotes for extra work as & when needed. Stewart , Chelmsford

Aug 31, 2014

I am happy that my car was serviced by professional hands . excellent understanding job need to do . thank you and see you shortly SERGEJUS , Bristol (St. Philips)

Aug 5, 2014

very friendly helpful staff, will be back again for a service! Georgia , Bristol (St. Philips)

Aug 17, 2014

Always great value, honest work and friendly staff. Can't beat F1 Poole. Sam , Poole

Aug 23, 2014

I was really happy with the service from finding the tyres on line to leaving the centre with the new tyres fitted. The process is very straightforward and easy to use. The email confirmation and reminder was very helpful and the tyres have made a tremendous difference to the drive of the vehicle already. An excellent experience from start to finish. Well done F1 Autocentre Eamonn , Ipswich

Aug 13, 2014

great service and helpful advice, as it always is, from the team at Formula One Autocentre Crawley derek , Crawley

Aug 29, 2014

Tyres fitted well and quickly, nice to see a torque wrench used to set the wheel bolts. Good quick friendly service from the staff at the Telford branch. Ian , Telford

Aug 3, 2014

Always great honest and reliable service at the Lincoln branch. I find the guys there friendly and have never been let down by their advice. Thanks! Amy , Lincoln

Aug 5, 2014

Staff were very friendly and helpful. The guy behind the desk explained what I needed to do in a clear and simplified way so that I understood. Definitely use this site again. Thank you Carol , Cheltenham

Aug 16, 2014

Always use this branch for MOT and servicing and they are always helpful and professional at a very competitive price Geoff , Poole

Aug 23, 2014

The staff at the Crawley centre are always extremely helpful and polite and I always recommend them to friends and family for MOT's and Tyres etc David , Crawley

Aug 19, 2014

Great service. They advise of further work needed, but don't put any pressure on you to have it done there and then. All the work is itemised showing clearly what's been done. All in all a great service every time. Aled , Harrow

Aug 17, 2014

Formula One Autocentres appeared to be the best value when searching on the internet and I certainly was not disappointed. The tyres I had originally ordered were out of stock, but I was recommended another tyre that actually saved me £6. This did not delay my appointment either. Very good service John , King's Lynn

Aug 19, 2014

A good easy to understand menu with clarity of what it will cost. We will be using you again, thank you. Donald , Gloucester

Aug 20, 2014

Keep up the good work - word of mouth recommendations are worth their weight in gold Michael , Derby

Aug 10, 2014

Always pleasant and helpful at this centre. Well informed and not left waiting aeound for ages. Excellent always go back to them. Nicola , Chatham

Aug 29, 2014

A very freindly and helpfull team / explained everything from start to finish. All of the billing was explained at the end. Excellent Service. Ian , Crawley

Aug 12, 2014

Bought tyres from F1 in the past and will probably continue to as the prices are good and no problems with the service. Peter , Maidstone

Aug 14, 2014

BRANCH MANAGER VERY FRIENDLY(MAKES A CHANGE),BOOKED IN ON TIME, JOB DONE ON TIME,VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING. WOULD DEINATELEY USE THEM AGAIN AND RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS AS WELL. WELL DONE TIMOTHY , Basingstoke

Aug 17, 2014

Extremely helpful staff. Very prompt meant I didn't have to wait too long, especailly with the kids in tow!!! Would highly recommend them. R , Canterbury

Aug 30, 2014

Very helpful informing me on the tyre options etc. I keep going back to Hertford as they are pleasant and helpful. , Hertford

Aug 23, 2014

2nd time with F1Autocentre and both times I have had excellent service and a good job done. Booking online is fantastic. So convenient when I am really busy. And I never feel like I will be told fibs as I am female and know very little about cars.5 stars from me! Thank you Sara , Lincoln

Aug 7, 2014

To be honest I am happy to go to the fitting centre. It is so clean and a nice place to wait. The coffee machine set to vend all drinks for a £1 was also a nice touch. David , Leatherhead

Aug 30, 2014

Excellent service,very helpful and efficient, a credit to your company. , Peterborough

Aug 24, 2014

The manager was particularly helpful. The mechanic was polite and explained the problem concisely and efficiently. Robert , Maidstone

Aug 6, 2014

As usual, Paul and his merry band were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Good to see some investment in the presentation of the building as it was looking very tired and tatty. Regards Carl , Leicester

Aug 6, 2014

I've used Basildon centre a lot (with 3 cars!) but first time at Chelmsford for MOT. 2 problems caused a failure and dealt with by staff within 90 minutes. Excellent Service. Thanks Hannah , Chelmsford

Aug 19, 2014

Enjoyable first experience, a good price. A pleasant and comfortable waiting area and I was only there for about 20 minutes. So all in all a very positive impression. Mike , Redditch

Aug 29, 2014

Very friendly staff. Vehicle was in fact ready more quickly than stated. Alan , Maidstone

Aug 8, 2014

When booking you offered a free tracking check but on the day was told there was charge otherwise great service. Lucie , Cambridge (Histon Road)

Aug 10, 2014

Very impressed with the service and especially that they called to let us know that the tyres were in good order and checked to make sure we definitely wanted them changed nancy , Chelmsford

Aug 5, 2014

We are retired and can take the car to the garage at a mutually convenient time. We have always found Formula One to be very good to our car and very courteous and helpful to us. They charge a fair price for a good job and you know where you stand that way. Very happy customer Thank you! , Peterborough

Aug 6, 2014

I would recommend A1 to anyone. Good and honest autocentre and good value for money richard , Peterborough

Aug 3, 2014

Excellent service, F1 Enfield is always my first choice as I trust them and have confidence in their ability, keep up the great work. , Enfield

Aug 29, 2014

Jamie and the team could not have been more helpful. They started work on my car immediately, kindly rotated the wheels for me so that the two new tyres were at the front of the car and were very polite and helpful throughout. The waiting room was clean and warm. All in all a really pleasant experience. Thanks Robin , Erdington

Aug 29, 2014

I didn't get the name of the fella on the front desk, but he was lovely. Really friendly, polite and helpful Frances , Crawley

Aug 29, 2014

Excellent work, far more than I expected, was well impressed by both the quality of the service and also the customer assistance. The people concerned are doing things very right. I do think there was an issue with unexpected sickness (which arguably could do with reflecting back to the customers to spare your staff), however said staff rose to the challenges they faced at least in my case and excelled. Patrick , Gloucester

Aug 8, 2014

Chris is there to help not to have you over and get as much out of you as other garages will do. I didn't feel pressured and will be back in the future. I will recommend this garage to others. The price for the parts was excellent and feel pretty pleased to get my car through another mot at 15 years of age!! Helen , Cambridge (Histon Road)

Aug 17, 2014

Very helpful and friendly staff, everything was explained in a way I could easily understand so I felt happy about what was being done to my car. Clare , Mitcham

Aug 27, 2014

I'm always really pleased with the service provided by the staff at Formula One, Abbey Lane. They're always friendly and happy to help, and the prices are decent. Robyn , Leicester

Aug 5, 2014

Very pleased with every aspect of the team who looked after me. Will certainly call again as and when the need arrises. Graham , Hanley

Aug 20, 2014

very friendly staff. couldn't have been more helpful. car ready before given appt. Stephanie , Ipswich

Aug 20, 2014

Fitted Early. Friendly staff, very accommodating. Would recommend especially as prices are very competitive michael , Hertford

Aug 27, 2014

A very friendly service, have used F1 auto centres twice before for a service and MOT, will use again. Carol , King's Lynn

Aug 11, 2014

really good customer service from all staff - my chosen garage every time! Jenna , Harlow

Aug 7, 2014

Very helpful staff, I felt at ease straight away leaving my car with you. Laura-Jane , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Aug 10, 2014

excellent service and staff very helpful and friendly at the Peterborough depot,many thanks formula 1. , Peterborough

Aug 31, 2014

Exceptionally friendly staff at Bristol. I used to use a garage 30 miles away from home in Cornwall, driving past hundreds due to their excellent service. I needed the MOT test done & ideally over a weekend. Fortunately for me I stumbled across Formula 1 online. I shall be using them again despite the 20 mile drive each way from Wotton-under-Edge. Mark , Bristol (St. Philips)

Aug 6, 2014

great staff - gave sound advice and seemed to charge sensible prices. Instilled confidence and I will go to them again. Candida , Newport Pagnell

Aug 10, 2014

excellent service and customer skills. They took the time to explain what wheel balancing is and the benefits of having it done. I have since revisited and had the above work completed with equally pleasing results. Esther , Basingstoke

Aug 15, 2014

Ordered tyres on-line and had it fitted in F1 Swindon- very helpful and professional service. Would recommend them to friends and relatives Malcolm , Swindon

Aug 22, 2014

good service, well trained staff very competative price i am about to book 2 more tyres derek , King's Lynn

Aug 2, 2014

Happy with the service. Came to F1 as I needed some new tyres and it was the cheapest for what I needed. Visited the Lye store and it was quick, polite and just what was needed to make a smooth transaction. When myself or my partner needs anything again we will use F1 if the price is right. John , Lye

Aug 13, 2014

Been here before, helpful chaps and the premises waiting room is clean and tidy. Told me the tyre fitting would take 45 minutes and I got the keys back in 40 minutes so cant say fairer than that. Competitive on line tyre pricing that virtually matched what a couple of other competitors were charging and you have the on line price protection so again you cant say fairer than that. Stephen , Bristol (St. Philips)

Aug 21, 2014

Overall a good 'first time' experience and would recommend your services as an alternative to the traditional brands. Lloyd , Swindon

Aug 9, 2014

Good Service, would like the option of getting additional tyres if needed at the shop at the same price for the ones already purchased Philip , Bulwell

Aug 3, 2014

I booked 2 tyres on-line with an appointment time of 12.00 unfortunately the staff were very busy and explained there would be a delay fitting my tyres. This was fine with me and I was very satisfied with the service I received and will be very happy to recommend them to my family and friends. Trevor , Leicester (Wigston)

Aug 10, 2014

Simply the best! What else is there to be said apart from a big "thank you" to all the nice people at Swindon centre Millard , Swindon

Aug 27, 2014

F1 is Hertford provides excellent service. The guy behind the desk there (sorry, can't remember his name but he has worked there for some time) is always extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Rob , Hertford

Aug 20, 2014

Nathan was very informative and helpful prior to ordering on the internet. His advice and help swayed me to order and choose Formula One at Hertford rather than any other company. leonard , Hertford

Aug 31, 2014

A very quick and helpful service on my 2 occasions of using a F1 centre Alun , Southampton (Hedge End)

Aug 5, 2014

Always use F1 for servicing and MoT as very good price and workmanship. Neil , Poole

Aug 2, 2014

Brilliant service. Would recommend anyone to use.this service. Staff very helpful. Nicola , Leicester (Wigston)

Aug 26, 2014

On a very wet bank holiday monday, JUSTIN was very friendly and the service was excellent. He called me as requested as soon as he had finished fitting 4 x new tyres. More than likely use F1 again. Ronald , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Aug 8, 2014

I have used Formula One a couple of times now and find the service exemplary. The guys at both Derby and Lenton Lane, Nottingham have been very courteous and happy to provide explanations where required. It is nice to know there is a chain of garages out there that do exactly what they say they will do, and provide excellent value for services provided. Keep up the good work! Lindsay , Derby

Aug 4, 2014

Staff very helpful, really good service and most importantly the price of the tyres were more than competitive with other suppliers in the Swindon area. Colin , Swindon

Aug 10, 2014

Nice clean and comfortable waiting room, easy to use web site, great prices, good experience. Steve , King's Lynn
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