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Will Noise Cameras Tackle ‘Boy Racers’?

Tuesday 26th September 2023

With the government announcing trials of noise cameras in a bid to tackle ‘boy racers’, what exactly does this mean for drivers across the UK? Read our guide to find out more.   What are noise cameras?  Otherwise known as acoustic cameras, noise cameras are used to detect loud noises that exceed a... 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

Wheel Alignment vs Wheel Balancing

Sunday 17th September 2023

Wheel alignment and wheel balancing can be easily confused as they both deal with the positioning of your wheels. However, they both have different roles to play in the health of your car. Here at Formula One Autocentres, we offer both Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing services, so whichever servi... 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

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

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