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New Formula One Autocentre in Maldon

Thursday 30th November 2023

Here at Formula One Autocentres, we are happy to announce that we have a brand new centre opening up in Maldon! To celebrate our new branch, we will be offering customers a few brand-new one-time only deals: Code NEWSERV25 - 25% off any Full or Interim ServiceCode NEWAIR34 Air Con Re-Gas Only £34.9... Read More

How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

Thursday 30th November 2023

Batteries are the single most important component of any electric vehicle. But what exactly are they and how long do they last? Take a look at our guide to learn all you need to know.   What is an electric vehicle battery? An EV battery is not a single unit as it consists of hundreds of cells. Gen... Read More

When does an MOT expire?

Wednesday 29th November 2023

An MOT lasts for a year and is valid until midnight of its expiry date. You can find the date it runs out printed on your current MOT pass certificate.   When does a new car require its first MOT?  It is a legal requirement in the UK that a vehicle older than 3 years from the date of first registr... Read More

Why does my car smell of petrol?

Tuesday 28th November 2023

Strange odours inside your car can stem from various factors. For instance, if you notice a musty smell, it could be related to the aircon. Alternatively, the smell of burning rubber could be caused by issues with your brakes or tyres. This guide will explore the reasons why you might smell petrol i... Read More

DVLA scam texts to be aware of

Monday 27th November 2023

Over the years, there have been countless complaints from victims of online scams. Major companies including Amazon, PayPal or HMRC have all been at the centre of scam emails from perpetrators committing fraud.   More recently, these scammers have moved on to using text messages as part of their sc... Read More

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Formula One Autocentres are a family owned company providing value, care and service locally for over 50 years
PROVIDING VALUE,
CARE & SERVICE
LOCALLY
FOR OVER 50 YEARS

What people are saying about us...

  • Everything from booking to collecting the car was absolutely brilliant

    - Katja, Camberley - Jan 14, 2024
  • The new manager is very friendly and welcoming , technician who did the mot was very friendly and helpful in explaining the advisories , will be requesting a quote for the advisory work soon.

    - Salisbury - Jan 13, 2024
  • Efficient and friendly. No pressure to accept jobs that weren't needed for MOT. Just good advice given.

    - Derek, Eccles - Feb 27, 2024
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