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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

Why you should use your Air Conditioning in Winter

Friday 24th November 2023

For most modern cars, when you turn on the function that de-mists your windscreen, the air conditioning system automatically comes on as well. But why is this the case? Why should you use your air conditioning system in the winter? Learn all you need to know in our helpful guide.   How to use you... Read More

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What people are saying about us...

  • I was dubious about using a national garage as my experience has been very bad in the past. I normally use an independent garage. I was short on time to get my mot done and was unable to get into mine.. However I was so happy with the service I recieved, I was booked in very quickly. The staff were super friendly. Very kind and listened to my wishes. Wasnt over charged or charged for jobs that didnt need doing. I will deffinatly be returning to formula one hastings! Thankyou

    - Joanna, Hastings - May 28, 2024
  • MOT completed, service completed, with a phone call fo explain additional service required. Really appreciated the service which I received,thank you.

    - TERENCE, Walkden - Jul 6, 2024
  • Always use this garage,wont go anywhere else,they priced matched my tyre price as stated and was in and out within 40 minutes.

    - Derby - Jun 24, 2024
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