What people are saying about us...

Nov 29, 2014

Excellent service and would recommend to anyone. I believe Terry served me and is a credit to the company. Good work! Stephen , Ipswich

Nov 25, 2014

Very good service, fitter put my space saver wheel back in to compartment without asking. Cheers Matthew , Erdington

Nov 27, 2014

Malcolm was extremely helpful and cheerful, explained everything in detail but was not pushy in any way to have additional work done. Both him and Phil were happy for me to look while the work was being carried out and explained what they were doing. I've used Bedford F1 many times for tyres, punctures & MOT tests and will continue to do so! Barry , Bedford

Dec 12, 2014

Very helpful staff - I had a tire with a nail in it the week before I was due to have all 4 changed - they repaired it for free and go me back on my journey - thankyou billy , Leicester (Wigston)

Nov 24, 2014

friendly quick and professional what more could you ask for, well add the competitive prices and it makes f1 the first stop for motoring! clive , Swindon

Dec 6, 2014

I bought my tyres on line, arranged for an am fitting and arrived at 10.25. The fitter started the job at 10.30 and finished at 11.20 after having 2 tyres fitted and an alignment check and adjustment. I was very pleased with the work carried out. Norman , Chatham

Nov 27, 2014

Really helpful team at Bedford - willing to go the extra mile (with a smile) Andrew , Bedford

Dec 8, 2014

We have just moved to the area. I was a bit weary using a new garage for the first time as I have my preferred garage by work but thought i would give Formula 1 a go. very pleased and will definitely come back. Melanie , Leatherhead

Dec 14, 2014

I have used this branch only 2 weeks ago, and was did not hesitate to use them again (both time changing tyres). The service was friendly and professional, I was called when the car was ready, given advice that all other garages never did tell me about where to put new tyres on the car, and also the price was the best I could find around town. I am sure I will be going back again, and will also advise my friends and family to also use them in the future! arpad , Swindon

Dec 13, 2014

Very pleased with the service and the price . Will use the company again. Anthony , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Dec 5, 2014

Always helpful and informative and i feel the advice i am given is genuine and they arent just trying to make me spend more money for the sake of it which is why i keep using formula one poole. Kim , Poole

Nov 27, 2014

excellent service, have already recommended Formula One to friends and family Iona , Basingstoke

Dec 7, 2014

A really friendly helpful service. we bought our tyres online and they were very flexible with booking us in. They stayed in contact with us and let us know of any additional work that needed doing. Definitely recommend! Dorothee , Sittingbourne

Nov 30, 2014

This was my first time with this garage. The service was great and staff were polite & professional. Thanks very much, will recommend & be back soon. wayne , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Dec 6, 2014

We got a good service from F1 in Chester for my step-sons car tyres, so I also booked them for my car 2 weeks later. Good service from friendly staff - thanks Tony , Chester

Nov 19, 2014

Great value and good service, staff very accommodating. I have never used an online service before but worked out really well and will defiantly use it again. Andrew , Poole

Dec 1, 2014

An excellent professional service from all involved at F1, I have and will continue to recommend your services to friends and colleagues. Thanks F1 Paul , Redditch

Nov 23, 2014

Usual friendly efficient staff. Pointed out item that needed fixing by agent. Great S B L , Bedford

Dec 14, 2014

Very impressed with price and service, would definitely recommend - Thanks! Anthony , Blackheath

Dec 1, 2014

Great price & customer service, despite being extremely busy! Took time to point out a couple of issues with the car whilst up on the ramp & offered both a quote & advice. Will definitely be back in the future. Mary , Bristol (Longwell Green)

Dec 11, 2014

Very pleased with my first MOT test at my local Formula One Autocentre. Excellent value and service. Royston , Basingstoke

Dec 5, 2014

This was an internet sale; great efficient service from buying online to tyres being fitted at Canterbury centre. Less than half an hour for two replacement tyres. Staff were very efficient; only small gripe maybe reception could have been a little more friendly. Will go through buying process again to replace rear tyres next year. Great job and many thanks to all. David , Canterbury

Nov 23, 2014

it would be nice to have longer than 7 days to bring the car back for retest. chris , Doncaster

Dec 8, 2014

I booked my car in for an mot and it was found to have find a fault which would fail it so the manager phoned me and said he could get it done , told me a very reasonable price so I said yes go ahead. I was phoned a couple of hours later when it was finished and was very pleased with the first class service provided Darren , Sittingbourne

Nov 21, 2014

Excellent value, friendly staff and tyres were delivered a day earlier than expected.....result. Jon , Long Eaton

Dec 8, 2014

I have used the Formula One Autocentre at Newport Pagnell for a few years now and find the service friendly and efficient. I especially like being able to book a service slot online to suit my schedule. Roger , Newport Pagnell

Dec 1, 2014

Very helpful and welcoming. Lovely ambience and waiting room was comfortable Alex , Farnborough

Dec 12, 2014

Absolutely excellent F1 service, friendly, helpful, professional and 5 star performance. craig , Colchester

Nov 26, 2014

Very Reliable and friendly staff - Give good honest value for money -I Use them instead of BMW for my 4yr old BMW X1 and also my daughters Smart Forfour Would reccomend Terry , Doncaster

Nov 29, 2014

Pleased that Formula One were able to service and MOT my car, rectify the issue that caused the MOT failure and retest all on the same day. Nick , Redditch

Nov 19, 2014

Forth or fifth year I have had my car MOT'd here. Always professional, friendly and helpful. Thank you wendy , Norwich

Nov 30, 2014

great customer service,excellent work this is the 2nd time I been there and it is always a pleasure many thanks.... Darren , Bristol (St. Philips)

Dec 7, 2014

Great customer service as usual. I've been a customer of F1 for 15 years & the service just gets better. Well done guys. Bill , Milton Keynes

Dec 14, 2014

I found the service at Formula One Autocentre very good and will use the service again. Paul , Mitcham

Dec 13, 2014

excellent service and a knowledgeable and efficient staff. Manager (Paul) is the major asset to this depot Roger , Leicester

Dec 7, 2014

Vary considerate and polite staff. I felt welcome and when given advice about my vehicle, I felt no pressure after receiving the advice. I expect to return in the new year to follow up on the advice. Vaughan , Harrow

Dec 4, 2014

Excellent service every time. I won't hesitate to return, or recommend you to friends and family. Paul , Shrewsbury

Dec 4, 2014

Staff very freindly and helpful made buying tyres a pleasure although the waiting area was a bit cold andrew , King's Lynn

Dec 14, 2014

Very friendly and professional service, both in the office and the fitter seeing to my car. Best tyre price to. Peter , Lincoln

Nov 30, 2014

All had an excellent knowledge and skill to carry out the work required. 1st Class service. Eric , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Nov 22, 2014

Best deal on good quality tyres I could find (searched ATS, National, KwikFit, usual garage, Black Circles). I would not consider home fit as I presume wheel alignment could not be carried out. My wheels always need re-aligning. Susan , Oxford

Nov 23, 2014

Always very happy with the service in Swindon, I would highly recommend it. barry , Swindon

Dec 3, 2014

Nice friendly staff, explained every thing. Have recommended to work mates. Will use West Quay f1 again. , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Nov 23, 2014

I found your staff really helpful and friendly, any questions I asked were answered and explained to me, would highly recommend you. allison anne , Oxford

Nov 23, 2014

Didn't opt for front tracking adjustment as I prefer to have my preferred mechanic do this. Very nice staff, done on time. Peter , Colchester

Dec 11, 2014

Darren (the Reception Manager)is always friendly and professional and keen to win our business with good bargaining - so why choose elsewhere! chris , Leicester (Wigston)

Dec 5, 2014

Very friendly staff. I felt that they listened to problem i was experiencing with my car, reassured me that they would keep me updated so that we could decide next course of action. Will definately use them again. Thank you , Crawley

Dec 4, 2014

We will recommend you to our family and friends due to the excellent service we received. Graham , Telford

Dec 1, 2014

Have used this centre for years and will always returns as long as the good service received is maintained. Stephen , Hanley

Dec 11, 2014

Very efficient online ordering and booking. Staff at centre helpful and courteous. Been using F1 at Hertford exclusively for many years - always pleased. Geoff , Hertford

Nov 20, 2014

I was very pleased with both the service and communication for my full service + MOT. They took the time to explain MOT advisory items and they seemed genuinely happy to have worked on my car (Nissan 350Z). Cameron , Leatherhead

Dec 11, 2014

I visited Formula 1 for MOT and tyre change and I am very happy with overall service. Will visit them for any car related work. Would recommend them to my friends. Keep up the same work. I used to visit Kwik Fit but they are not reliable at all. Naveen , Cambridge (Histon Road)

Nov 24, 2014

Great help had my 2nd mot here had my first at an alternative f1 autocentre reason I came back is cos of the great service Daniel , Telford

Dec 1, 2014

Very helpful and friendly staff. I arrived early and they were on it straight away! Owain , Poole

Dec 2, 2014

All the staff were friendly and helpful. They explained clearly what was wrong and how much it was to fix it and I felt no pressure to get it done there and then other than my own feeling of wanting to get it done now rather than leave it and it get worse. The car was ready within a few hours from their phone call and I cannot fault their service and attention to their work. I will always use this centre for my car needs. Simon , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Dec 7, 2014

Staff at Dunstable always friendly and helpful. They are transparent about costs and give straight forward advice. John , Dunstable

Dec 7, 2014

Really nice people to deal with. This is the second time this year. good tyres at a good price. Thank you. Eric , Burton

Dec 5, 2014

I have found my new garage to use for tyres! Great garage, great prices and service, very friendly staff. Michael , Farnborough

Nov 21, 2014

The team at Basingstoke were Very professional and you could not ask any more from them I did phone head office to tell your how pleased I was the my experience at Basingstoke Many thanks Paul , Basingstoke

Dec 10, 2014

Just had 4 tyres fitted, first time I've used F1, best price in town, great service will use you again. Peter , Sittingbourne

Nov 21, 2014

I have used Formula One several times now for service and repairs after MOT and have been more than pleased with the service, the Burton centre staff are brilliant, and several family members now also take their vehicles there. Well Done to all the team. Stephen , Burton

Dec 14, 2014

Excellent service, above and beyond what I was expecting. Friendly helpful staff. Will certainly be calling again in the new year to have additional work done. Pete , Southend

Dec 7, 2014

Vary considerate and polite staff. I felt welcome and when given advice about my vehicle, I felt no pressure after receiving the advice. I expect to return in the new year to follow up on the advice. Vaughan , Harrow

Dec 7, 2014

Clear and helpful advice throughout the process, with a personal walk round the work done. Work completed on time and at a competitive rate. Will be booking in again for my car's next service. Simon , Portsmouth

Dec 7, 2014

I would like to commend your customer support team, namely Jennifer Lloyd, for the excellent service provided. I inadvertently ordered tyres with an incorrect speed rating, but this was easily rectified with a quick email. There was no change to the appointment date or time and a partial refund was quickly issued for the difference in price. Thank you. Lee , Chesterfield

Nov 24, 2014

The manager I think his name was Chase was very informative and extremely polite and dealt with everything professional Paul , Burton

Dec 5, 2014

First time I had used this garage, under recommendation from a friend. I will definitely be using them again! The website was user friendly and made my booking easy to complete. All the staff I encountered were friendly, informative and helpful. Well done everyone! Caroline , Bedford

Nov 24, 2014

Great first visit to F1. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a great experience, would use again. Colin , Northampton (Grafton St.)

Dec 13, 2014

Very good experience,. Staff were very helpful and kept in regular contact. The Web booking system was also very intuitive and went a long way in forming my choice of which company to use. Thanks again Mark , Swindon

Nov 27, 2014

I really like going to the Canterbury branch as staff there is always understanding and helpful and can provide good explanation as to why there was a particular problem with my car. Matej , Canterbury

Nov 29, 2014

I've used the KL depot since it opened. Starting with battery replacement, followed by at least 3 pairs of tyres... full service...MOT...brakes...cambelt ... .I've not been let down or inconvenienced at all. Ralph and the guys have always been more than helpful and on the ball!! A recent issue with a faulty battery was resolved in minutes. Many thanks for brill service...this is from a customer who has had travelled many 100's of thousands miles over the years and had a disliking and unpleasant experiences for some of the so called "fast fit" companies. Keep it up Guys. John Paige , King's Lynn

Nov 28, 2014

I was at the centre at 08:30 and the boys started the work immideatetly, finished and driving out in just over half an hour, good work. , Mansfield

Nov 26, 2014

I went to check which tyres I needed and the member of staff was extremely helpful and immediately stopped what he was doing to assist with my query Very impressed with the attitude and would definitely go back again Debra , Mitcham

Nov 19, 2014

Excellent service and friendly service at highly competitive prices, highly recommended. Jason , Chelmsford

Nov 25, 2014

Great, friendly service (again). I have been using this branch for about 5 years now and always get a great service. Lasitha , Harrow

Dec 4, 2014

Great service, no complaints at all. Have used formula 1 for a number of years now and will continue to do so. Thank you. JOHN , Bedford

Dec 1, 2014

Always friendly and helpful service. Thank you for looking after me and my car , Doncaster

Dec 14, 2014

Ordering and paying online is very useful, especially for quality named tyres at a good price. Alan , Burton

Dec 14, 2014

Once again, happy Customer here. Never a dread of being 'ripped off' always helpful and curteous staff and very efficient. JOHN , Canterbury

Nov 28, 2014

Good service, think the guys name was Ewan, very helpful and honest about condition of my tyres previously, wasn't trying to upswell in my face unlike some of your competitors Gerald , Hertford

Nov 23, 2014

Nice and clean customer waiting area, made waiting a pleasurable experience bernard , Brentwood

Dec 14, 2014

Very pleased with the service and will go back in the future. Thank you susan , Crawley
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