What people are saying about us...

Sep 28, 2014

Always a pleasure dealing with F1 Autocentre - friendly staff, prompt service and competitive pricing. , Harlow

Oct 2, 2014

Ordered online with price match and fitted two days later. Center staff were polite and efficient. Waiting facilities amongst the best I have ever encountered in 40 years of driving. An excellent service and one I will recommend to friends. Matthew , Farnborough

Sep 21, 2014

Ordered online at very competitive price. Had to wait about 30 minutes for but quite acceptable given it was Saturday morning. Great service and will be using again. Thanks , Poole

Sep 21, 2014

Once again great service from the Hertford team at F1. Couldn't be better. David , Hertford

Oct 1, 2014

An excellent piece of customer service - scheduling in and completing the unexpected repair work on my vehicle on the same day as the MOT was very helpful - thanks. Simon , Southampton (Hedge End)

Oct 10, 2014

The staff were very busy as there was only two fitters and one Asst Manager (Leo)on site. Leo was as good as his word when he said my tyre would be fitted at a specific time. Over all a good experience. Stuart , Aylesbury

Oct 6, 2014

Despite staff shortage my vehicle was attended to in a very reasonable time. Although staff were busy they still did an excellent service replacing worn tyres. A service to recommend. Brian C S , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oct 3, 2014

Great service mot and new tyre this time. You look after my car and my daughters. Very pleased so far... peter , Swindon

Oct 3, 2014

I always find the staff very friendly and helpful and the work carried out with efficiency. Lauren , Milton Keynes

Oct 12, 2014

I have been using F1 garage for 5 years now. Always great service & knowledgable staff going the extra mile in checking other bits of the car to make sure everything is working well. My friends are using now F1 & never looked back at the previous garages! Thank you for doing a great job in servicing our cars! Ioana C , Colchester

Oct 2, 2014

Great customer service from your team. Fantastic value for money on the tyres I bought online. Pauline , Colchester

Sep 28, 2014

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, always kept informed, would find free coffee or water a real bonus as people would normally only have one and the cost to the company not great, but the feel good factor for the customer no matter how small is always beneficial. great work will use you again. Gary , Basildon

Oct 1, 2014

Very pleased with overall service . Would have been nice to know when booking on line approx time to allow for an m.o.t Raymond , Bristol (Longwell Green)

Oct 5, 2014

I have had great service from F1 Autocentre in Lincoln for the past 5 years and as they offer good service and I do get value for money. Nelson , Lincoln

Oct 4, 2014

Very helpful and friendly and a great service would definately used again and would recommend to friends and family. Philip , Basingstoke

Sep 25, 2014

Good quality service - friendly staff, just what you want but don't always get. Thanks , Cambridge (Histon Road)

Oct 12, 2014

Great service, great staff, happy that my car is now set up for the winter Nick , Basingstoke

Oct 11, 2014

Staff went above and beyond to sort my car out. It would be good if you could pass on my thanks. Andrew , Ipswich

Oct 11, 2014

Outstanding service as usual. Staff very friendly and expert. Have been using the West Quay branch for a few years now and they are always excellent in every aspect of car repairs, tyres and servicing. Trevor , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Oct 8, 2014

I had no problem with the service at all. The staff were very polite and welcoming. The price for the MOT was very reasonable.I would recommend Formula One to my family, friends or anyone that asked me. David , Derby

Sep 27, 2014

This was the first time i had used these guys,the reason honestly is that they were the cheapest,but i would so used them again even if things cost more, they were so friendly and seemed like they actually care about the customers, unlike some other companies i refuse to use. You can get better then a k f fitter. danny , Chatham

Sep 23, 2014

I am very pleased with the work done by your technicians,they not only fitted the tyre I purchased but also put the spare on in place of a worn tyre. I will definitely go to them again. A J , Chesterfield

Sep 21, 2014

Very good service, had booked and paid for the tyres online and then received a call to advise when the tyres were in. work completed within time advised and given a slip advising of another tyre that would need doing soon but not pressured at all as some other garages do. Very satisfied. Deborah , Maidstone

Sep 21, 2014

Brilliant service. Could not grumble at all. Always use for mot and consider for car repair s. Mark , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oct 1, 2014

Buying online saved £20, which was very welcome. Used F1 before and always found them competitive and very obliging. Excellent service - I'll be back! Philip , Leicester

Oct 12, 2014

Great value tyres - very impressed with the fitting service and the facilities at the Poole branch - would definately recommend it - thanks Mike , Poole

Oct 11, 2014

I've never had a problem with the guys at this branch, I always recommend them to family and friends. Lisa , Chatham

Sep 29, 2014

Excellent staff it's a shame not all businesses are run like Formula One. Great staff with great people and fantastic customer faced people skills. Top marks for your your MOT technician at Barnwell Road he is a real asset to your company and brand honest, polite and thorough. John , Cambridge (Barnwell Road)

Oct 7, 2014

Garage was clean and the facilities in the waiting area are very good also. Lee , Milton Keynes

Oct 2, 2014

Your service manager at the Gloucester centre was exceptional, being an older person have never been impressed with tyre centre staff in general. This manager was friendly and polite. I was also impressed with the way he advised other customers. j a , Gloucester

Sep 25, 2014

Had to return to check balance and staff helpful on phone and when my daughter returned car Robert , Poole

Sep 29, 2014

I have now used the Formula 1 centre in Bletchley Milton Keynes a number of times and can honestly say that nothing is too much hassle for the team. They are helpful, polite, competitively priced and if there is any problem they look to give you a solution. I was so impressed, I phoned the Regional Manager to say what a great team they have in place. Paul , Milton Keynes

Sep 25, 2014

Have used Ipswich Branch for several years and service and staff very helpful and friendly Susan , Ipswich

Sep 21, 2014

Yet again excellent service - I shall continue to use F1 for servicing. John , Basildon

Oct 2, 2014

A very helpful team and the car was parked outside the reception for me to drive away. EXCELLENT Stanley , Gloucester

Sep 25, 2014

Excellent service. Brilliant price. I have already recommended Formula1 to my colleagues. Roderick , Bedford

Oct 5, 2014

Fantastic service great prices. The manager was very helpful and and kept me informed of the progress of my car. Lovely coffee as well robert , Bristol (Longwell Green)

Sep 27, 2014

I've always received excellent service from Adam and the rest of the team at this centre. Very happy customer, will keep coming back. Paul , Southampton (Hedge End)

Sep 29, 2014

superb service, friendly staff, honest too which means alot if you have no idea regarding cars! thank you FORMULA ONE!! jamie , Southend

Sep 26, 2014

Excellent service all round for the fitment of a rear exhaust section on my Classic Ford Cortina 2.3 Mk4 Ghia. All hands in to fit the unit from Manager down. Good innit. , Portsmouth

Sep 22, 2014

Brilliant service from your Shrewsbury center. Kwikfit should take notice having been a Kwikfit customer for years they have gone down and the staff have no idea of how to speak to customers Kwikfit's Shrewsbury centers staff are grubby and young and rude and even couldn't be bothered to help me with a problem with my other car. Formula 1 staff are polite respectful and very pleasant even when I dropped my car off the technician that came out to bring my car in for the service gave us a nice wave and smile as we drove off the guy on the desk rang me twice to advise on what needed doing,BRILLIANT!!!! mr cj , Shrewsbury

Sep 26, 2014

First time to use F1 and pleased with the service and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff there Simon , Cambridge (Barnwell Road)

Oct 11, 2014

As always, the staff were polite and helpful, the work was done on time and the bill was reasonable. I will be using the garage again and recommending it Charis , Hanley

Oct 5, 2014

very happy with the price & service & would recommend this to all my freinds grahame , Dunstable

Sep 21, 2014

needed additional work following service inspection which was explained in detail to me allowing me to make an informed decision on whether work was necessary. Will use F1 Autocentre again and happy to recommend to others. Andy , Chatham

Sep 30, 2014

Nice clean centre with comfortable surroundings Thanks Andrew , Shrewsbury

Oct 2, 2014

Excellent service. Some additional work that needed doing was explained clearly on the telephone, and in my opinion was fairly charged. They also spotted that a tyre which had been fitted by another organisation, had been put on incorrectly (subsequently corrected by yourselves). An 'icing on the cake' suggestion is that cars are valeted following a service (the cost could be built into your charges) but this is not a criticism, just an idea. Many thanks. Stephen , Chelmsford

Sep 21, 2014

Very efficient. Thorough and impressive MOT. Slick on-line experience. Helpful e-mail appointment reminder. Useful graphical printout of before and after wheel geometry testing. The cost of tracking adjustments came as something of a shock, web site could be improved in this respect to provide some transparency about likely costs. Other than this, I could not fault the service. Antony , Sittingbourne

Sep 24, 2014

Very helpful and friendly service. Great price, and easy booking system online for my MoT. The garage I went to was clean, tidy and welcoming; with the ability to see what my car was going through with the MoT test. I will be coming back again for a full service, and recommending friends and family in the future. Elliott , Farnborough

Oct 1, 2014

Very good service and great prices. I ordered online and rang the depot on the day to ensure they had been delivered and said that I was on my way. They fitted me in as soon as I arrived. Excellent service and the best prices around for tyres. Alan , Chatham

Oct 12, 2014

Recently opened and fairly quite .. Very clean facilities .. Friendly helpful staff .. Based on limited experience (mot) would use again / recomend Richard , Farnborough

Oct 12, 2014

just wanted to say last time i used F1 i was not impressed with the service. but this time the service was 2nd to none really friendly and helpful. i would now recommended F1 to friends and family. great service thnks Richard , Basingstoke

Oct 6, 2014

Ordered the tyres on line as the price was very competitive. Arranged a Sunday PM fitting to have four tyres replaced, onlyhad to wait 15 minutes before work started and was on my way 1 hour after arrival. More than satisfied and will use again if prices remain competitive. Very straightforward ordering and good choice of fitting centres available. Fitzroy , Hemel Hempstead

Sep 30, 2014

Not used this company before but would use them again, great service, Thankyou Claire , Southend

Oct 1, 2014

Always great service all round. As a female this is the first place I feel able to walk into without worry on any score. Used you guys and girls a few times now and pricing is always clear you never charge unnecessarily and always do your best to provide the best value for money. Fantastic thank you. Have continued to recommend you to everyone a , Basingstoke

Sep 25, 2014

Excellent service and totally reliable, they could of sold me tyres but they told me they were all safe and not requiring being changed yet. They are very trustworthy. I will recImment them to my friends , Brentwood

Oct 4, 2014

this was the first time i used F1 Autocentres, and my wife came with me!! we both had coffee in the waiting area and my wife watched her favourite programme Judge Judy on the TV.and the staff were very polite, yes I had a good day. nicholas , Bristol (St. Philips)

Oct 12, 2014

Very good deal on tryes and fitted within 10 minutes of arrive at centre. Centre was very clean and welcoming and staff were friendly. I will definitely go back for other than tryes in the future. tony , Canterbury

Sep 21, 2014

Really friendly helpful people wouldnt hesitate to return or recommend peter , Farnborough

Oct 2, 2014

The fitters and manager could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Will definitely use again. Alistair , Leatherhead

Oct 1, 2014

I have been using Formula One for nearly 2 years, they are always helpful and polite and in my case have gone the extra mile, when I was totally stuck with a burst tyre at home, they came and got the tyre and replaced it for a new one, for a single female that was really helpful, so thank you Formula One Gloucester, and I will continue to use you mandy , Gloucester

Oct 5, 2014

Excellent all round service, great value, would definitely recommend. Thanks Marie , Doncaster

Oct 10, 2014

Very impressed with the excellent service. I think the name of the person who attended us was Ryan? who should be given a special mention. Although I had ordered 4 new tyres from you for my MOT, Ryan advised me that the tyres on my vehicle had a 4 millimetre tread and they would pass the MOT, therefore, new tyres would not be required at this stage. I was very impressed with this honesty and I will certainly return for your services in the future and also highly recommend your services to family, friends and working colleauges. David , Southampton (West Quay Road)
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