Driving Advice


How to stop my car door locks from freezing

Friday 26th January 2024

With the long and cold winter months comes a drop in temperature, snow, frost and ice. Whilst driving in these weather conditions can be difficult, other problems involving your vehicle can come up - such as frozen locks. But why does this happen and how can you stop it? Find out all you need to kn... Read More

Can you drive with a slow puncture?

Friday 13th October 2023

What is a slow puncture?  A slow puncture is a tiny hole in a vehicle’s tyre, causing air to escape gradually over an extended period of time. Unlike sudden punctures, which make themselves known almost immediately, a slow puncture will cause a steady loss of air pressure – regardless of whether th... Read More

What are car roof weight limits?

Tuesday 26th September 2023

If you are looking to go on your next road trip, then you may be wondering if you can use your vehicle’s roof for some extra storage. The answer is yes. Roof racks are designed to hold various items that can be secured to the beams across the top of your vehicle. But, how much weight can your car ro... Read More

What happens when you flood an engine

Sunday 17th September 2023

Flooding an engine happens when there is an excessive amount of fuel in the engine's combustion chamber. This guide will explain what a flooded engine means, along with the reasons why this could happen and how to fix it. Here at Formula One Autocentres, our expert team are ready to help diagnose an... Read More

A guide to vehicle excise duty

Wednesday 6th September 2023

What is vehicle excise duty?  Vehicle excise duty, also known as VED, is a tax charged on all vehicles using public roads in the UK. The amount of vehicle excise duty due is dependent on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions and is collected by the DVLA.   How much is vehicle excise duty?  VED applies to a... Read More

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