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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

How often should you change your spare tyre

Thursday 24th August 2023

Every vehicle owner should have a spare tyre, even if you don’t end up using it. It can mean the difference between making it home or to the garage and being stranded with a flat tyre or blowout. It’s important to keep an eye on the condition of your spare tyre as there’s nothing worse than going to... Read More

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What people are saying about us...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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