What people are saying about us...

Sep 19, 2014

Excellent service centre, clean, tidy, orderly and gave full confidence that a good job would be done. Excellent service at reception, all aspects of work explained and options clearly outlined. J had a slight wait, however, i was happy to wait as i saw that no corners whatsoever were cut.I was very happy, oh, and the price was good Derek , Peterborough

Sep 19, 2014

extremely good staff, kept me informed of the progress and answered my questions in a very professional manner. I will recommend you to others janice , Hertford

Sep 11, 2014

I am a regular customer at your Bulwell branch where I find Craig and his staff to be extremely helpful antony , Bulwell

Sep 19, 2014

I found the staff at formula One Chatham very helpful and polite. After renewing flat tyre they even put the spare back under the boot space for me. Very good speedy service - Thank you. Nicholas , Chatham

Sep 14, 2014

Great service again from F1. Please keep up the good work. Although there are shops nearby, having the waiting room, with TV and WiFi, is much appreciated. All the best and please pass on my thanks to the staff at Crawley. Adam , Crawley

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 13, 2014

Keep up the great service. I really appreciate the nice waiting area and staff who are so friendly. I will use F1 again based on the great customer service. George , Swindon

Sep 5, 2014

I was more than satisfied with the friendly and informative service I receive. I traveled 30 miles to Rugby as I have used F1 when I lived in Rugby Bill , Rugby

Sep 6, 2014

The staff was amazing: informative, friendly and professional. I would use this service again and also recommend it to my friends! Pawel , Colchester

Sep 7, 2014

I was extremely happy with the service that I received from F1 today and will certainly recommend your company. Seeing your service posters I am seriously considering using your services the only thing against at present is that it is quite a long drive to get to Doncaster from my home Alan , Doncaster

Sep 10, 2014

Very helpful and pleasant staff. Took the time to explain things and shown car on ramp so I could see what the problem was. Stephanie , Gloucester

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 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

Sep 11, 2014

Really helpful staff explained everything. Coffee machine in the waiting area would be a good idea. Not free but happy to pay for it myself. Colin , Aylesbury

Sep 11, 2014

The guys at Redditch are great. Friendly , professional service. My car was fixed on the spot. I have already recommended them to my friends. Keith , Redditch

Sep 21, 2014

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

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 25, 2014

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

Sep 16, 2014

I had outstanding service and advice from the Leatherhead staff - all of them but esp Steven. They were so professional, efficient and charming. I could not fault them and will now go back there for other work on my car as needed e.g. brakes. Thank you!! Angela , Leatherhead

Sep 19, 2014

The staff at Formula One are always friendly and helpful, and are always willing to resolve any issues. Formula One keeps to their price promise of matching their competitors prices, with an extra 10% of the difference. John Colin , Hanley

Sep 11, 2014

Great staff and great service. Will be recommending this branch and will definitely use again. Thank you. Alexandra , King's Lynn

Sep 4, 2014

excellent experience, felt very welcome, everything explained, cheaper options discussed, felt I could trust the staff,thanks Paula , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Sep 9, 2014

very good service n as i live in a village ,we went on shopping later so the £20 home charge is a bit much michael , 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

Sep 4, 2014

F1 at Long Eaton is the only place I would go for tyres. Staff are friendly and welcoming and tyre prices can't be beaten aware else. , Long Eaton

Sep 8, 2014

Very well looked after, very pleased with an open and honest service. I had to pay extra for alignment, but was shown the computer screen as to why and was explained in good detail the outcome of not having the work completed. matthew , King's Lynn

Sep 21, 2014

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

Sep 4, 2014

I have never been disappointed with F1 Auto centers and would recommend them to anybody. Kevin , Southampton (Hedge End)

Sep 13, 2014

Took car in at 9am for two new back tyres. Needed it by 11 as going abroad via Channel Tunnel. Autocentre said this was possible; car was in fact ready before 10am. Exceptional service, thank you! , Bedford

Sep 13, 2014

I found all your staff to be knowledgeable, very welcoming/ personable,genuinely helpful. Will not hesitate to recommend you, i will use you next time, unless!I can find what i believe to be the same service for less. mike Very satisfied customer, many times user over many years,up to 5 cars in the immediate family never heard anything but praise michael , Dunstable

Sep 19, 2014

Friendly staff makes so much difference and the cost was also acceptable inc. a quote I got for brake replacement. Peter , Leatherhead

Sep 3, 2014

I have just had my car serviced and MOT and I am very pleased with the work done, Good customer service keeps customers loyal to F1 as can be seen from the busy workshop. Paul , Crawley

Sep 11, 2014

I always get amazing service from the Milton Keynes branch, helpful, considerate and very polite. I recommend them to everyone. Dionne , Milton Keynes

Sep 28, 2014

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

Sep 19, 2014

The team at Crawley never fail to impress. They always phone if they have any questions or queries and they offer superb customer service. I cannot fault them and, as a result of my recommendations, four of my work colleagues now use Formula One - and they are all very impressed as well. Rebecca , Crawley

Sep 25, 2014

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

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 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 18, 2014

Refreshing change good customer service would recommend with confidence William , Crewe

Sep 4, 2014

Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend to everyone and would be using there services again. Andy , Woodford Green

Sep 11, 2014

F1 is one of the few car repair / servicing outlets which I feel that I can trust. Keep up the good work! Kevin , Colchester

Sep 10, 2014

happy with the service, always helpful and will be returning in future. , Mansfield

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 10, 2014

Good level service received. Have used the basingstoke centre previously and will continue to do so. Kevin , Basingstoke

Sep 25, 2014

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

Sep 7, 2014

I explained I had a busy day and my car was ready in 40mins rather than the 1-11/2 initially quoted. Excellent service from LEO Thanks Sarah , Aylesbury

Sep 20, 2014

I was very happy with the service, plus the customer waiting room facilities were excellent, I will certainly Use f1 again and will recommend them stephen , Gloucester

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)

Sep 19, 2014

A top class service in excellent conditions performed by very helpful and friendly staff. I'll definitely return there for my next MOT. Barry , Sittingbourne

Sep 25, 2014

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

Sep 12, 2014

GREAT VALUE AND PROFESSIONAL EFFICIENT SERVICE. I SHALL DEFINITELY MAKE FUTURE 'PIT STOPS' AT FORMULA 1 - I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED TO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. DAVID , Southampton (Hedge End)

Sep 21, 2014

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

Sep 2, 2014

Amazingly helpful staff and service, I would recommend to anyone. Thank you so much John , Portsmouth

Sep 7, 2014

I have used the Bedford branch before but on this occasion I feel as though I really must congratulate Malcolm for his excellent Customer Service. I phoned at lunchtime to ensure that the tyres has been delivered - the phone was answered promptly and I was asked if I would hold as he was obviously already dealing with a customer. It was not long before Malcolm was back to deal with my enquiry - this is not a problem and is better than having to keep ringing, getting an answer phone or being put in a queue. When I arrived, the office was busy and the phone ringing. Again I was very impressed with the way Malcolm not only dealt with multiple customers, but also dealt with phone queries. It is so rare to experience service like this but I would like the Area Manager to know that Malcolm is a real asset to the Bedford Branch - thank you Susan , Bedford

Sep 21, 2014

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

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 3, 2014

Great service friendly will definitely come back again good value and no hidden costs what was quoted is what I paid. Sarah , Hemel Hempstead

Sep 3, 2014

Great service,everyone most helpful, shall recommend your services to all my family and friends,great value. Michael , Poole

Sep 3, 2014

Great service when completing my yearly MOT thank you! Your staff were happy to explain the nature of the issues that came up in more detail and give me advice on what to do to prevent them in the future etc. Although I needed to have work done I was confident based on your staff's clear explanation that you were doing everything you could to keep the cost down and only do what was necessary etc. so this was good to know and builds trust. I will be happy to return next year! Keep up the good work Sam , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Sep 19, 2014

Very please with the service. Tyres fitted quickly, staff very pleasant. Also good price. Would recommend to others Jeremy , Enfield

Sep 14, 2014

The tyre fitter was an absolute credit to your company , friendly ,efficient and knew his job . We were very impressed and will certainly use your company again. Thanks for an excellent experience and do consider him for a 'Fitter of the month' award . robert , Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Sep 5, 2014

Price of tyres good and very competitive. Charge for alignment and adjustment, understandably perhaps necessary and for fitter to decide, adds to the overall bill and becomes less competitive with other tyre outlets. George , Norwich

Sep 7, 2014

The manager was exceptionally friendly, and the mechanic both knowledgable and courteous. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your business in future. Thanks dan , Aylesbury

Sep 3, 2014

ill be back to get my rear tyres done,thanks for the great service,good job. DECLAN , Chelmsford

Sep 5, 2014

I found the Colchester team to be polite, friendly and professional. A pleasure to do business with and all the other customers who visited while I was waiting also commented on the great service they always receive. Many thanks again. Nigel , Colchester

Sep 9, 2014

Paul from the Poole Center is always very helpful and friendly. Would & have recommended and will continue to use. Great service! Dan , Poole

Sep 3, 2014

Very helpful and did a good job. Used price garuntee which was also a perk. Nicolas , Southampton (Hedge End)

Sep 7, 2014

Great service, well looked after while waiting for my 4 tyres to be fitted, and some great advise given by the the fitter when asked about the Tempory tyre in the boot. So please, I am just going on line to book my service and MOT for next month Thanks F1 Basingstoke. I will recoomend you to everyone Nick , Basingstoke

Sep 14, 2014

Extremely good service from knowledgable staff. Was kept completely in the loop from start to finish and knew exactly what was going on from the regular contact I received from the team. Great price for a thorough service. I have left other garages in the past feeling like they had not carried out all the work they had claimed to have done, but this was definitely not the case with F1 Cheltenham. Will be back again next year. Caroline , Cheltenham

Sep 2, 2014

The staff here are always very helpful and friendly and I have told others to come here as well cheers. , Southend

Sep 8, 2014

Would definately recommend. Have now used twice and found to be excellant value and exceptional service. Douglas , Basingstoke

Sep 13, 2014

we have used formula 1 for several years now and have always found the prices reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful Carlos , Leicester (Wigston)

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 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 16, 2014

At my local chatham centre the staff are always friendly and helpful and the work is carried out fast and efficiently. deborah , Chatham

Sep 7, 2014

Very good service in a very clean and tidy workshop. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who gave good advice. Certainly the best value tyres I have ever purchased, hope to get as good a deal next time I need tyres. Edward , Norwich

Sep 9, 2014

Would highly recommend to friends etc, trustworthy & efficient. Many thanks. Jon , Stevenage (Boulton Road)

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 3, 2014

Took my car in for MOT. Staff very helpful and will certainly use again, in fact my partner has just booked his in for his MOT here now rather than his usual garage. Zara , Leicester
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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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