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What causes a clogged air filter?

Friday 5th April 2024

An air filter is a part that gets overlooked but can cause issues with your car’s performance. The filter acts as a barrier that prevents dust and dirt from entering the engine while allowing clean air to flow into the internal combustion chamber. Formula One Autocentres explores what can happen if... Read More

How to avoid aquaplaning

Friday 29th March 2024

Aquaplaning is caused when a film of water forms between the vehicle’s tyres and the road, resulting in reduced grip. Having no traction between the tyres and the road could cause you to lose control, making braking, acceleration and steering less effective. Formula One Autocentres provides tips to... Read More

Are self-driving cars coming out soon?

Friday 22nd March 2024

The UK government plans to have the first wave of cars with self-driving capabilities on the road by 2025. Manufacturers aim to raise awareness of vehicles with self-driving technology in the UK from 2026.  Are self-driving cars legal in the UK?  No, self-driving cars are currently illegal in the... Read More

What happens when an EV battery needs replacing?

Friday 15th March 2024

The battery is an essential component in any electric vehicle. Like any petrol or diesel tank, your EV battery rarely needs replacing, but what happens if you need to? Formula One Autocentres explores what happens if you need to replace your EV’s battery.  Are EV batteries replaceable?  Yes, you c... Read More

Why is my car struggling to change gears?

Friday 8th March 2024

Have you found that your car’s gearbox doesn’t change gears as seamlessly as it used to? You could have issues with your gearbox. Detecting potential problems quickly can save you money and prevent further gearbox damage to your car. Formula One Autocentres looks at common scenarios that might cause... Read More

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