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What causes heavy steering?

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Does your steering wheel feel heavy? Are you finding it hard to turn? Learn why, and how to avoid heavy steering from our helpful guide.  What is heavy steering?  Heavy steering is when the steering wheel of your vehicle feels stiff and difficult to turn, making it harder to control your vehicle a... Read More

When does a car become exempt from an MOT?

Wednesday 25th October 2023

An MOT test consists of a series of checks that ensures your vehicle is safe to drive on the road. It is an annual legal requirement here in the UK for most cars over three years old. But, there are some circumstances where a vehicle may be exempt from needing an MOT certificate.  What are the requ... Read More

AGM Vs Standard Batteries

Tuesday 24th October 2023

With hundreds of batteries on the market, it can be difficult to decide which battery is best suited for your car. In this guide, we’ll make choosing your next car battery simple, by explaining what AGM batteries are and how they compare to standard car batteries.   What is an AGM battery?  An AGM... Read More

What is a hydrogen fuel cell car?

Tuesday 24th October 2023

With the rise of electric and hybrid cars on the road. It could seem like the opportunity for innovation in the automotive market has reached its peak. However, there has been an increased investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in recent years. And, although they might not be as commonly seen on... Read More

Can you drive with a slow puncture?

Friday 13th October 2023

What is a slow puncture?  A slow puncture is a tiny hole in a vehicle’s tyre, causing air to escape gradually over an extended period of time. Unlike sudden punctures, which make themselves known almost immediately, a slow puncture will cause a steady loss of air pressure – regardless of whether th... Read More

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  • 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
  • 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
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