What people are saying about us...

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

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

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 28, 2014

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

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

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

Oct 17, 2014

A good service at a competitive price, will be using again in the future. Glenn , Leicester (Wigston)

Oct 16, 2014

Fantastic service as per norm. All the guys in the harrow branch are always helpful and professional. Munish , Harrow

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 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 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

Oct 16, 2014

Great service, and best practices in city. I use it because I'm convinced about job done. Krzysztof , Leicester (Wigston)

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

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 19, 2014

Earlier this year I witnessed a superb piece of customer service / marketing from the manager. I young couple with a baby arrived in a very old Ford Focus which sounded like a banger racer. The F1 guys got it up on the ramps and discovered a Lamda sensor blanking plug had dropped out and they duly replaced it free of charge. This was extremely kind and impressed everyone in the waiting room. Now that is what I call good service and probably gained F1 many future sales. Aaron , Northampton (Gambrel Road)

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)

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 15, 2014

Booked MOT via website. Friendly, efficient and helpful staff at Basingstoke branch. Cannot fault the service - thank you Formula 1! Will definitely use again. Deborah , Basingstoke

Oct 19, 2014

Paying online, I was pleased to receive a call telling me I could have the tyres fitted a day early, which suited me better. Rowland , Maidstone

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 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 14, 2014

Very helpful and answered all my questions, second time I've had a service and mot from there and will be going again next year. Wendy , Swindon

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

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)

Sep 25, 2014

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

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

Oct 5, 2014

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

Oct 2, 2014

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

Oct 13, 2014

Great service, great price, did exactly what you said you would can't get better than that. Ian , Crewe

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 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 7, 2014

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

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

Sep 25, 2014

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

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 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

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 15, 2014

Car was sorted and ready in time. Car passed MOT but had slight issue with brakes that I didn't feel forced into sorting that day. Staff were friendly and gave relevant advice. sarah , Mansfield

Oct 13, 2014

May I say I enjoyed talking to Harrow staff, they were extremely helpful and very professional. Pat on the back. :-) Pratap , Harrow

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

Oct 5, 2014

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

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 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 2, 2014

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

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

Sep 25, 2014

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

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)

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

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

Sep 30, 2014

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

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

Oct 3, 2014

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

Sep 30, 2014

Nice clean centre with comfortable surroundings Thanks Andrew , Shrewsbury

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

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

Oct 15, 2014

Staff very helpful and explained and showed me why they were changing things on my car. Will definitely go back! Victoria , Crawley

Oct 2, 2014

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

Oct 18, 2014

Always found F1 to be very competitive on prices and the staff are always very friendly and helpful when explaining what work has, or needs, to be done. Christopher , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

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

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 16, 2014

Great service, very efficient staff who were happy to help. Will use Formula One always from now on Mark , Burton

Oct 18, 2014

The manager (the one who dealt with the bill and bookings) was fantastic at Cheltenham , so friendly and professional and helpful, a credit to your company. Linda , Cheltenham

Oct 19, 2014

Asked them if I could get the tyres fitted on Saturday, they had no objections although they were busy I could get them done first thing. I got there early, and the guy came out to ask whether I was waiting for a set of Dunlops which I was and opened up early to get started. Staff have been really easy to get on with and professional - I only chose F1 because of the price and expected to be disappointed! Will plainly be recommending F1 to friends and customers alike: was impressed to see the contact number for the area manager on the wall of the waiting room too, nice touch and unusual for the garage trade to care about the customer!! , Chesterfield

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

Sep 25, 2014

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

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 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 19, 2014

The guys were great ,they informed me of some additional work that was required,they pointed out the issues on the car and quickly advised the extra cost.i was very happy with the quality of work done and the professional image the guys gave. Will use again for any car issue 5 star service David , Crewe
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How to check your Tyre Size

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Finding your tyre size

Identifying your tyre size is quick and easy. You can find this information on the sidewall of your tyre, as seen in the below image:

  • 205
  • 55
  • 16
  • H

This information lists the size and specification of your tyre, as well as ensuring it complies with European safety standards.

What each code section stands for:

This code is a breakdown of four key factors when determining tyre size and type:

Width - The width of the tyre in millimetres.

Profile - The height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the tyre width

Rim Size - The diameter of the tyres inner rim, in inches.

Speed Rating - The maximum recommended speed for the tyre at full load.

For example, a tyre with the code 205 / 55 R16 79H would have a tyre width of 205 millimetres, a sidewall height of 55% of the width, a 16 inch inner rim size and a speed rating of H.

We have made buying tyres online with Formula One Autocentres as straightforward as possible through our Registration Tyre Search System. This automatically identifies the Manufacturer's standard tyre size for your vehicle.

Always check your existing tyres.

If your existing tyre size differs from the one displayed, simply update the relevant details and click GO.

Important note:

Some manufacturers specify different front and rear tyre sizes. Please check the size of tyre you want to replace before ordering.

How to check tyre tread

Most tyres have a tread wear indicator located on the inner groove of the tread. It is important to check the whole tyre meets this minimum marker, as any part of the tyre tread that does not meet this marker may result in your tyre being illegal.

Legal Requirements

Current UK Legislations require a minimum tyre tread of 1.6mm by law. The penalty for breaching this is a fine of up to £2500 and 3 penalty points per tyre. Formula One Autocentres recommend checking your tyres on a weekly basis to ensure tyre pressure and tread meet legal requirements, as well as checking for any damage - as this also can result in your tyre being deemed illegal. If you have any concerns that your tyre(s) may be illegal please call your local Formula One Autocentre - we will be happy to take a look.

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