Servicing Advice

Types of refrigerant gas for your vehicle

Tuesday 26th September 2023

What is air con regassing? An air con re-gas is the process of removing old refrigerant gas from your air conditioning system and replacing it with new refrigerant. This helps to ensure your air con remains running cold and is the first thing you should look at if your air conditioning system doesn... Read More

How to correctly dispose of used engine oil

Thursday 24th August 2023

What is engine oil? Motor oil, otherwise known as engine oil, is a substance used to lubricate internal combustion engines. It lubricates moving parts in the engine to help ensure your car runs smoothly, so that your vehicles engine does not seize up.   Why should engine oil be changed? As time g... Read More

How to clean brake discs

Wednesday 12th July 2023

Brake discs are made up of iron or carbon composite that is attached to the suspension of a car and is gripped by brake pads that are held in a brake caliper. The friction between the brake pads and discs is what brings the vehicle to a stop. Brake discs help the driver to easily adapt the pressure... Read More

Ultimate Auto Servicing Glossary

Wednesday 26th April 2023

 At Formula One Autocentres we recommend bringing your car in for a service either every 12,000 miles or every 12 months, along with an interim service every 6,000 miles or 6 months. Our qualified technicians offer the highest level of customer service, with clear communication and transparency on a... Read More

Why book an interim service?

Friday 23rd December 2022

What is an interim service? An interim service is designed to be carried out every 6 months or after 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. An interim service is mainly carried out on vehicles that are used for longer journeys and in term drive more miles than average and typically takes around an hou... Read More

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  • I have used this branch for 16 years now and have found their service to be excellent. Very honest and very competitive prices. Their customer service is spot on. I honestly can not fault them.

    - Tracey Anne, Ipswich - Nov 5, 2023
  • Always get good service here, no hidden costs and quick to accommodate with any car issues

    - Simone , Leeds - Nov 5, 2023
  • The staff greated me upon arrival and already knew what i was there for, he was so polite, my cars Mot was done so quickly and efficiently. I have already recommended this garage to my female friends as I know for some women it is daunting going into a garage

    - Shamikah, Bristol (Longwell Green) - Oct 15, 2023
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