What people are saying about us...

Jul 9, 2014

This MOT was as my mother laid on her death bed in hospital - the center staff were exceptional and even though the car initially failed they had it back on the road within 2 hours. Exceptionally considerate. MICHAEL , Chatham

Jul 15, 2014

Friendly upfront and informative. 2nd visit to F1 in Doncaster definitely now my 1st choice for my cars. Christopher , Doncaster

Jul 19, 2014

i now have my polo and caravelle serviced with you, the staff are always helpful, knowlegeable and the costs are really competitive. good service! John , Poole

Jun 29, 2014

I've been a regular customer of Formula One for over 25 years (previously Eastwood branch, then Southend from the day it opened) because I've always enjoyed excellent service from them. I find the staff to be friendly, helpful and honest. Lee , Southend

Jul 3, 2014

Very polite staff, they apologised for delay as it was a really busy day but they kept me informed throughout Coral , Colchester

Jul 12, 2014

Head office helpful rectifying an order mistake that I made on my online order. Anthony , Milton Keynes

Jun 27, 2014

The tyre I wanted was not available and the main office got in touch with me and were very helpful in finding me a replacement for my motorhome Marilyn , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Jul 7, 2014

first time using this garage and I must say was impressed. had the cheapest run flat tires around and also helped me by advising me when I asked about brakes. car was ready when I was told it was ready, had the parts available I needed. staff were pleasant, well mannered and knowlageable. great place, great service will definitely use again , Milton Keynes

Jul 17, 2014

Extremely easy to purchase, arrange fitting and get work done. Very friendly reception at depot - great job! Many thanks. Keith , Bedford

Jun 26, 2014

The level of responsiveness and customer service at F1 Barnwell Road Cambridge is excellent, especially Paul, who was my first point of contact when I called to book in. He is very helpful and efficient and makes you feel valued as a customer. This centre always answers the phone really quickly when I call up with an enquiry, which is great! Thanks :-) Melanie , Cambridge (Barnwell Road)

Jul 18, 2014

Good service, with no pressure or hassle to buy any " extras" like I've seen at other garages. Ben , Swindon

Jul 20, 2014

I have always had great service from your staff, they're always polite and unlike most garages actually do phone when the car is ready. I have been a repeat customer for years now. Robert , Portsmouth

Jul 15, 2014

Staff at the centre were great on advising on possible work to be completed in the future. James , Bristol (St. Philips)

Jun 24, 2014

Friendly staff as always. Competative pricing for tyres. Whats not to like. Bringing my car in next month for service/mot and confident of the service i'll recieve. Daniel , Milton Keynes

Jul 2, 2014

Very friendly staff with helpful advise I was not made to feel uncomfortable when asking questions and I was given explanation's that were clear and easy to understand, also the centre was clean comfortable and suitably entertaining for my 10yr old daughter. WELL DONE f1 autocenter Portsmouth. caroline , Portsmouth

Jun 26, 2014

Have been a regular Formula One Tyres customer and overall, always find staff helpful and pretty knowedgeable and prices are competitive. Vijay , Harrow

Jul 7, 2014

As I work weekdays the service took place on the weekend which was convenient for me and at a location nearby. The team was very helpful and they kept me informed of as to what time I was to expect the work to be completed. When I went into my car I felt straight away from the drive and other factors that the work had been done very very well. Very pleased. Also not to mention that they are very reasonably priced. As a female felt comfortable to approach them to have the work done. I have already mentioned their work and referred friends and family as I have been extremely pleased about the work done. Thank you! Ozgun , Enfield

Jul 10, 2014

Formula 1 is the benchmark of car maintanance / servicing standards. Everyone was getting ripped off until Formula 1 came along. I knew of 2 issues with my car when I took it to you and you commented on both exactly as I was told by my good friend who told me last year. I will always go to Formula 1 and recommwend you as I always do. easy to book , down the road and incredibly friendly staff. Well done to you guys. Andrew , Chelmsford

Jun 27, 2014

Thank you for great service, its good to have a reliable garage so close to home. Will certainly continue to use. David , Poole

Jul 15, 2014

Excellent service. Staff are credit to the f1 auto centre. It was a very pleasant experience. Steven , Crewe

Jun 26, 2014

Very friendly staff car was ready well within the quoted time and was charged less than originally quoted as did not take as long. Amazing customer service on the phone and in store. Emma , Basingstoke

Jul 14, 2014

A1 service, Ian and Phil were both spot on and did everything they could to make sure I was happy. Always helps when having to deal with a large unavoidable expense. A credit to the company! Sean , Nottingham (Glasshouse Street)

Jul 20, 2014

Have used this garage for many years the staff are very polite helpful I am a lady driver don't know anything about cars living by myself so a big Thankyou to the Rugby garage . Jasmine , Rugby

Jul 15, 2014

Visited Leicester branch recently for 2 new tyres - ordered on line and chose the p.m. session for fitting. Arrived at 12:45 to be told that they could fit the tyres and carry out a free alignment check immediately. I was shown the results of the wheel alignment check on the computer which confirmed that some adjustment was required (which I already expected)to both front & rear wheels. The whole job was completed and I was on the road again within 1 hour. Very helpful and polite service - would recommend that you give them a try if your looking for good old fashioned customer service, satisfaction and value for money. All of the staff I dealt with were a credit to the company. Will definitely use again Charles , Leicester

Jun 28, 2014

Very pleased I always. Worry. When I give my car to. Anybody but the. Chap took good care so I would. Call again.all the best. rob. Robert , Southend

Jul 10, 2014

This was my first experience with F1 and I must say it couldn't have been a more pleasant one. The service and standard of work was excellent. I will return in future and recommend to family and friends. Dennis , Lincoln

Jul 4, 2014

Excellent service, tyres quickly fitted and checked on my vehicle. Very friendly and helpful. Pete , Crewe

Jun 29, 2014

Best price available for two tyres, coffee at 25p, TV on - friendly none stressful atmosphere, job done quickly,car carefully left outside of reception. All added value to the spending experience. Could only be improved if the time slot was narrower i.e between 10 and 11 a.m, not just a.m. - a minor point on an otherwise a great service. I think I even saw a sign for free wifi!. It is a no brainer, why go elsewhere? Alan , Cambridge (Barnwell Road)

Jul 1, 2014

As usual staff very friendly & helpful, quick efficient service at a good price - Thank You! , Norwich

Jul 18, 2014

Been using you for a number of years now and always receive an excellent service from the Aylesbury branch. , Aylesbury

Jun 29, 2014

Staff very friendly, had ordered tyres online, very quick service at the site. Excellent service. Ian , Derby

Jun 26, 2014

Great service from F1 always honest and reliable. Thank you. See you again next year for my next service & MOT. Clare , Norwich

Jul 17, 2014

Excellent friendly service, miles better than the last tyres/MOT firm in Stevenage that I used (the one that fits things kwikly). Convenient location away from the town centre too. Thanks. Tim , Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Jul 18, 2014

I found the staff very helpful and have no hesitation to recommend the garage at Glasshouse. Now if only BT can employ such helpful staff I could have less grey hairs. Neil , Nottingham (Glasshouse Street)

Jun 26, 2014

Great service always pleased to help and offer advice. They carried out a free summer safety check and gave the car a clean bill of health (so no 'additional' items needed). I always check prices for 'the best deal' and F1 consistently provide the best service and great pricing when compared to 'others' in the area. Stephen , Oxford

Jul 6, 2014

I was very impressed with the service I received and the hospitality shown wile I was waiting for my car to have a mot and when it failed the staff were quick to offer to do the work straight away to get it through the mot the same day will highly recommend to family and friends darren , Swindon

Jun 26, 2014

Very happy with the service. as a first time customer i would be happy to recommend then to my friends and family. Frankly it makes me mad i paid dealer prices for all those years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! chris , Northampton

Jun 25, 2014

Great work from the team at F1 Bedford. Always recommend them to people. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Good prices and very professional. Would give them 10 stars if I could. Looking forward to my next visit. The manager (I think Malcolm) was very knowledgeable and made it all an easy and smooth transaction. Paul , Bedford

Jun 23, 2014

staff amazing great service and banter with the customers a very pleasant experience and definately recommend , Milton Keynes

Jul 10, 2014

The staff were very obliging and complied with my request and instructions even when I had mis-heard what had been asked. Good price and good service I will be using F1 Autocentres again and defiantly recommend them to my friends. James , Crewe

Jun 25, 2014

An exceptionally friendly and professional team at Crawley who try their utmost to excel! Keep it up! , Crawley

Jun 30, 2014

I've always found F1 Autocentres very efficient and cost effective. Being able to make orders and bookings on-line is a great service. Thanks Andy , Northampton

Jul 11, 2014

Very helpful and informative staff (Paul B) explained tracking procedure after fitting my four new tyres which was then carried out and i was able to view the computer screen. would certainly re-visit and recommend to friends - in fact already have done. Alan R , Crewe

Jun 23, 2014

Very high level of service and assistance. The team at Chesterfield are a credit to the Company and I hope that the organisation recognises how well they represent the business. , Chesterfield

Jul 10, 2014

I have been a 'Formula One' customer for some years and the team have always been helpful and knowledgeable. Steve , Harlow

Jul 13, 2014

over the last 12 years living in Lincoln I have several sets of tyres for different cars. always been pleased with price and service. thomas , Lincoln

Jul 4, 2014

On my first ever visit I had two tyres and an MOT carried out and received excellent service. Due to this, I have booked my car in for a master service the week after. Mark , Lincoln

Jul 1, 2014

Dear sirs the team at your Wigston branch are excellent, courteous and very helpful. We take both our family vehicles there and have done for may year's and will continue to do so as we trust the guys there to do an excellent job. Kind regards Andrew , Leicester (Wigston)

Jul 7, 2014

I used Formula One again as been before and the guys are always more professional and helpful than all the other tyre centres ! Great to order on line and book in for conveniance Mark , Maidstone

Jun 27, 2014

It was my third visit to this centre on 26th June. Twice just for tyre fitting, but this time for a service, tyres, mot and add ons. Staff really helpful, spoke with Simon and Sean who kept me informed throughout the day and offered solutions and alternatives with the options available. Have recommended F1 to many people and will return again myself. A good team in Swindon that can be trusted for sure. Thank you and keep up the hard work. Wayne , Swindon

Jul 10, 2014

Great service and booked in for short service with less than 12 hours notice. Even when there is problems with the car, they are sorted within the same day, with good explanation of problems. Andy , Cheltenham

Jun 23, 2014

Your engineers encountered a challenging issue with my car which was resolved quickly. A great job and i am very grateful to the technician involved Barrie , Chelmsford

Jul 5, 2014

I have used this garage for quite a few years and have always found the staff friendly and helpful. sarah , Bristol (St. Philips)

Jun 23, 2014

Have used several times before and continue to provide a great service. Gary , Chesterfield

Jul 11, 2014

The whole team are always really helpful, and I know my safety is in good hands. Thanks again! Sara , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Jun 23, 2014

A big thank you to all the staff at Crawley. we have 3 cars and i always use F1. Excellent staff very friendly and helpful. they always do an amazing job and very reasonably priced. Alison , Crawley

Jun 24, 2014

I was in and out within 20 mins, no wonder you call yourself F1, very good service jackson , Chesterfield

Jul 3, 2014

First time used for service/MOT and expected 'everything' to have gone wrong to get more money out of me but NO, very helpful staff and would definitely use again because of this. Jeff , Doncaster

Jun 26, 2014

I have used F1 for the last 5 or more years. Originally in hedge end and for the last couple of years at West quay. I have always been extremely impressed with the level of service. This has been even better since using the west quay branch. Friendly staff, everything explained, good facilities, reasonable cost and I always feel confident that I am only getting worm done that I actually need. Regularly recommend F1 and the West quay branch in particular to friends and colleagues. Simon , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Jul 6, 2014

Great customer service from both John and Ash! Very helpful and appreciated the honest feedback/recommendation. Thanks guys, now I know where I can get my vehicle issues resolved!! Anil , Harrow

Jul 6, 2014

As always great service with a cheap price knocks spots of the competition Adrian , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Jul 4, 2014

Friendly staff. Only one man on reception handling telephone calls and several customers. Sometimes a little flustered though trying his best and remaining polite and friendly. , King's Lynn

Jul 14, 2014

Great people very helpful, that you are open 7 days a week is great robert , Derby

Jun 26, 2014

I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND MY LINCOLN F1 CENTRE TO BE FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT, THAT COMBINED WITH COMPETETIVE PRICING IS WHY I USE THEM BRIAN , Lincoln

Jun 27, 2014

I am a first time customer with Formula 1 and I have to say " What great customer service you provide!" In this fast moving world of ours it is great to have found a retailer who provides the 'old fashioned core values of good customer service'. I would have no hesitation in using, or recommending your company from now on. Thank you for a job well done in your Enfield branch. Derek , Enfield

Jul 16, 2014

Always helpful and repairs done on the day. There is a cheaper garage close by but I choose F1 because i trust them Martin , Ipswich

Jun 28, 2014

I WAS UNEASY APPLYING ONLINE FOR MY MOT BUT IT BECAME SRAIGHT FORWARD AND I WAS DEALT WITH QUICKLY AND PROFESSIONALY BY HELPFUL STAFF AND WAS REASSURED OVER THE ADVISORY DETAILS. I WILL APPLY ONLINE AGAIN. IAN , Leicester

Jul 12, 2014

Excellent service. Nice and cosy waiting area. Helpful staffs; explained the detailed process of how the process is going to be carried out, what optional services I might take, etc. Whilst the work was on progess, three progess update with the findings were provided. Suggestions were given on future maintenance. Very satisfied. Monjur , Leatherhead

Jul 2, 2014

I found the staff at this F1 centre to be helpful and informative and I am more than happy to recommend them to a friend, as a friend of mine recommended them to me. Ruaraidh , Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Jul 3, 2014

very pleased and impressed and have already recommended F1autocentres to a friend David , Chatham

Jun 28, 2014

Very smart and clean premises. Very good service from your staff. All very professional. Shaun , Crawley

Jul 8, 2014

verry helpfull staff answered all the questions that I had in simple turms so that I understood everything that was happening as the car failed the mot and they done the work straight away so it passed will highly recommend them to family and friends darren , Swindon

Jul 5, 2014

Great service as always . Staff very helpful. Pleasure to come to Formula One!! richard , Leicester (Wigston)

Jul 18, 2014

I have been coming here for tyres ,air con and mot,s and have always found the staff friendly and the prices are the best to be found in oxford. gerkin , Oxford

Jul 14, 2014

i found the service recieved from formula 1 autocentres in telford outstanding and would highly recomend them to anyone.great service and value for money. upfront and honest. exactly what you want from garage. thank you shaun , Telford

Jul 7, 2014

The staff at Gloucester have always been helpful open and honest when it comes to working on my vehicle. If anything needs to doing they are always happy to show me beforehand and explain things as the work is being carried out. In my 27 years of motoring and all the places I have had work carried out, I can safely say they have been the best... 10/10 Marcus , Gloucester

Jul 9, 2014

Very friendly staff and efficient service. Don't feel as though I an being ripped off and can trust the garage to not add anything unneccessary to my bill or get something done that doesn't need doing. I also like the offers and discounts when booking online Louisa , Aylesbury

Jul 4, 2014

Ordered tyres online, we're ready to be Fitted when stated, easy, hassle free service From start to finish, with good prices. Andrew , Lye

Jun 25, 2014

Fantastic and efficient service, all the staff were friendly and helpful. Susannah , Southend

Jun 28, 2014

I always go to F1 and so does the rest of my family. Your online prices are always the best. The guys at F1 in Aylesbury are helpful and friendly. The car's always clean, with a seat protector and paper mat. Just a thought - could you offer a wheel cleaning service? I'd gladly pay a bit extra (a fiver a wheel)to have the brake dust cleaned off the wheels so they look shiny again. David , Aylesbury

Jul 14, 2014

Brilliant as usual, don't baffle with jargon and always point out what needs doing and I trust them every time Michael , Blackheath

Jul 13, 2014

We have received excellent service every time we,have visited and the,staff are so friendly and helpful. Will return for sure. Elaine , Dunstable

Jul 4, 2014

Excellent service. Very professional in their approach did exactly what was required. No complaints at all will use again. Well done. Robert , Maidstone
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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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