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How do tyre pressure sensors work?

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Have you noticed that you have low tyre pressure? If a light flashes up on the dashboard, it could signal that you have underinflated tyres or a pressure imbalance. The tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tells you if you have potential issues with your tyres. But how does a TPMS work? Formula On... Read More

Can a punctured tyre be repaired?

Monday 29th April 2024

You may have already encountered the dreaded tyre puncture. Not only can it be a real pain, but it can be potentially dangerous for you and other road users. If you have a punctured or flat tyre, you may wonder if it’s repairable or needs replacing. Our guide aims to answer any questions you may hav... Read More

Why is my engine sputtering?

Friday 26th April 2024

When driving, you notice a strange sound from your engine. If your engine is sputtering, it could be down to a simple fault, or a fuel or exhaust system issue. Formula One Autocentres covers why your engine is sputtering.  Clogged or dirty fuel injectors  Are the fuel injectors on your car’s engin... Read More

Are bright headlights illegal?

Friday 19th April 2024

Being dazzled by another driver can be a distracting and distressing experience. While driving, you can see a flash of light coming from oncoming traffic, thus dazzling you on the road. This could cause your vision to be temporarily impaired, which could endanger you, your passengers, and other moto... Read More

What is regenerative braking?

Friday 12th April 2024

Are you thinking about buying a hybrid or electric car? Many hybrid and electric vehicles use a regenerative braking system to save energy and increase your driving range. In our guide, we’ll explain what regenerative braking is and how it’s used in EVs and hybrids.  How does regenerative braking w... Read More

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