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Formula One Autocentres reviews

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Sep 2, 2016

Formula one is my go to garage. They are always helpful and I am always happy to go back. Doncaster

Sep 9, 2016

Very impressed with the service. And the pricing was very competitive. Whist I needed a few things looking at after the MOT, I didn't feel pressurised into having them done by Formula One ... which I liked. I returned here after being given a good service, when I had new tyres the week before Chester

Sep 3, 2016

Been twice now for MOT. Guy on the desk is spot on, car is always ready when they say it will be. Top job. Makes a change to get good service. 100% will book my next MOT with you. Coventry

Aug 25, 2016

Excelent service clean work site clean helpful staff best price for any service of any kind Grantham

Sep 7, 2016

We have 3 cars in our household and we all go to this garage. Have always found them helpful and reasonably priced. Chelmsford

Aug 29, 2016

Very pleased with all aspects of service including the online booking. Staff friendly and efficient. Waiting area and facilities comfortable and clean. Very competitive prices Would not hesitate recommending to others Lichfield

Sep 1, 2016

Very friendly staff. Very clear explanations of different elements of the MOT test. An all round pleasant experience. Bulwell

Aug 28, 2016

Good service, Waiting area very clean, tidy and comfortable seating, will definitely use F1 again. Erdington

Sep 2, 2016

The staff were polite and very thorough. They did a very good job and discussed the work carried which I found very reassuring thank you. Hertford

Sep 6, 2016

Always welcomed and listened to. Dave at the front desk made things easy and simple. Thanks for a great service Bedford

Aug 29, 2016

Once again I was very pleased with the service I received and I have been a returning customer for several years. I find F1 very trustworthy and their prices are reasonable compared to some other garages. Harrow

Sep 5, 2016

Great service as usual, always very happy with you guys can't beat the prices and very quick. Will definitely be back thanks. St Albans

Aug 29, 2016

Good service and explained things to be aware of for my car . Thank you . Lincoln

Sep 11, 2016

Formula One Autocentres are my garage of choice. Every team I have used them they have delivered a quality service at a reasonable price. Every question I've ever had has been answered in a sincere and sympathetic way and every request has been fulfilled with integrity and respect. I recently had an MOT with a competitor who gave me a 24 point list of work that needed to be completed. Once this list had been reviewed at Formula one the list shrank significantly, as did the cost and they went on to show me exactly where some of the comments made on the list of works were absolute fabrications. I would choose Formula One Autocentre Chelmsford everytime and recommend them to everyone I know purely because I trust them and appreciate their honesty. Chelmsford

Sep 10, 2016

Formula One comes up trumps every time, that's why I and my family used them for years. The online buying/paying is great idea, easy to use Stevenage (London Road)

Aug 26, 2016

In the past I have moved from garage to garage for both service and Mot's for my vehicles about every 3 years because the staff seem to take advantage of the fact that I am a female and am not supposed to know about mechanical systems and they assume that my husband is responsible for financing of my cars - I buy and maintain my cars myself. However, I have been with Formula 1 in Lincoln for about 9 years now. Staff are always very helpful and treat every customer equally. Alternative options are always given and I am even going to them for advice about my next vehicle purchase. Keep up the fantastic work lads!! Lincoln

Sep 10, 2016

Have used strood and Dartford branches, very helpful staff and given honest advice Dartford

Sep 10, 2016

Always use this centre for everything I need doing as the management team here seem to run a really good team staff always happy and you can have a laugh with. I'm very selective where I have an mot as many places will try to make a few pound finding work that does not need doing this does not happen here so well impressed once again with this visit colin, Stevenage (London Road)

Sep 5, 2016

AS always when visiting for MOT, service, tyres etc Ian and the team are without fault. This and great value every time, I don't even bother getting other quotes as F1 are best every time. Well done guys. Shrewsbury

Aug 27, 2016

This was my 3rd visit I always have my MOT done here and would not go anywhere else now. The service is exceptional and the whole place very clean very impressive Donald, Bristol (Longwell Green)

Sep 5, 2016

I took my car for a Master Service last week. There was a lot of work to be done (which you always hope is not going to be the case of course!) but this work was done quickly, efficiently and within the suggested time slot. Very pleased, would recommend and will use again! Thank You. Lincoln

Sep 4, 2016

I found the service from F1 Tyres very good and the tyre price was the best in the area Would use F1 again, I have even put their number in my phone, how's that for confidence? Chesterfield

Sep 10, 2016

Find waiting times very erratic, this visit was excellent but previous have been very slow and tedious Wisbech

Aug 26, 2016

Hertford staff always very helpful and cheerful - great service - thank you !! Hertford

Aug 30, 2016

What fantastic staff you have at Lincoln. James was exceptional and kept us informed throughout our wait. Have already recommended Formula One to friends and colleagues. Lincoln

Sep 8, 2016

Very pleased with the level of service provided. Prefer to use formula one rather than my local dealer as i am more confident that they will listen and act on any problems. Poole

Sep 3, 2016

very good i have been recommending the service and prices to my family and friends Cannock

Sep 4, 2016

Really like the fact that I can book a convenient appointment on line. Excellent service and price. Special offers are real value. Will use again. Grantham

Sep 9, 2016

The service was exceptional - very efficient, friendly and they went out of their way to be helpful. Stevenage (London Road)

Sep 11, 2016

Great staff, always helpful, polite and have car ready on time. Don't think they could be beaten on price - I'm alwasy happy with the cost. One of the most honest, decent garages I've ever used. Don't ever change!! Steven, Nottingham (Glasshouse Street)

Sep 3, 2016

Excellent service. I needed a replacement tyre - the booking system on the internet was easy and I received a confirmation email straightaway. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The job was completed very efficiently and I was provided with a clear explanation of the process. The centre looks smart and there is clear information about the services provided. The location is easily accessible. This is the first time I have used Formula One and I will definitely use again. Many thanks. Rotherham

Sep 2, 2016

Very good service for fitting tyres bought online at superb prices from F1 and fitted at chosen time. Excellent. Farnborough

Sep 10, 2016

I have been using the f1 centre in Kings Lynn for the last couple of years and have always found the service and advice regarding my car very helpful. These guys always explain everything that needs doing to me in an understandable way. They are so great that I always recommend them and always take my car here. King's Lynn

Aug 29, 2016

I've been to the centre 3 times and have always found Richard to be a brilliant manager each time. Portsmouth

Sep 1, 2016

My van was booked in for 9 am. tyres changed, friendly staff and ready for 9-20am. Fantastic service Oxford

Sep 6, 2016

Spoke to a member of staff to ask some questions about wheel alignment before ordering online and found them very helpful. The member of staff who took my details when booking the job in on the morning of work was also very helpful and the job was carried out exactly to specification. I have also used Formula One Bulwell previously and recommended them to friends and colleagues several times. Opening on Sundays is also very useful. Bulwell

Sep 8, 2016

Very good service especially as daughter forgot to leave the keys. Branch were very understanding a rescheduled for later in the day. Car had a few minor issues which we were promptly informed of and then fixed super quick. Will be returning with our other vehicles :) Burton

Aug 27, 2016

The manager was brilliant with talking me through some problems with the car and Ritchie was excellent too. Sittingbourne

Sep 5, 2016

exceptionally good service from both the tyre fitter and the receptionist..they obviously enjoy working for F1 Canterbury

Sep 2, 2016

Good quality products at very competitive prices professionally fitted. Farnborough

Sep 11, 2016

I've chosen Formula 1 autocentre yet again for both my wife and own cars for their excellent professional service and prices. Thanks, Brian Hanley

Sep 9, 2016

Greeted by friendly and professional staff and the tyre fitter was also polite, friendly, professional and humorous!(Very important!) He asked to rearrange some work clothing in the back of the vehicle, and even left his seat cover over them to protect them under my spare. Very thoughtful. Nathan's promotion has left the branch in good hands!! Richard, Bristol (Longwell Green)

Sep 9, 2016

Very pleased with service, products and good value for money. Thank you Pauline, Leatherhead

Sep 11, 2016

Helpful and cheerful staff could not do enough to help.Ordered 2 tyres and booked 2 days later, excellent service. Mansfield

Aug 30, 2016

Booked my MOT to be done on bank holiday Sunday didn't realise it was running out, so pleased they could do it for me. Excellent customer service from those guys and so helpful Rotherham

Sep 9, 2016

Excellent service, the gentleman dealing with me was cheerful, enthusiastic & charming Basingstoke

Sep 10, 2016

very easy process of booking, on time for the MOT, given a thorough run down of the procedure, and items that will need to be kept an eye on (tyre tread depths). Very friendly staff. Will definately use again, and with 6 cars in the household, they will be getting regular business from us. Poole

Sep 5, 2016

Only negative comment when fitting tyres, technician could wipe off adhesive/lubricant around wheel rim, although this was done when asked. Friendly, helpful staff. Glen, Maidstone

Sep 10, 2016

Excellant service and friendly helpful staff. No problem reccomending others to use the service Martin, Chesterfield

Aug 29, 2016

Have been to both Oxford and Poole, centre and much prefer the service at Poole. Felt like they were more honest and friendly regarding what work was needed. Poole

Aug 28, 2016

Cannot fault the guys at Burton. Very helpful, friendly and explained everything. Because I am a woman I expected to be treated with indifference but the guys were not like that, and did not make me feel as though I did not matter. First class service. Burton

Sep 7, 2016

I've been going to Formula 1 in Peterborough for more years than I care to remember. The old adage of you get what you pay for, doesn't apply at Formula 1. You have ALWAYS been the lowest for price, but give a service that ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. I knew you were great when I came to have new discs fitted, after having been to another company for a service and being told that new discs were urgently required. Their price seemed high, so I rang round and got quotes from others, including yourselves. You were much cheaper, but more than that when it was booked in, your Manager (Mark at that time), called me and said we didn't need them for another few thousand miles. Come back later! This showed us what a great company you are to deal with and I haven't been anywhere else since and recommend you to everyone. Peterborough
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Master Service
Master Service up to 1000cc £115.00
Master Service 1001cc to 1300cc £125.00
Master Service 1301cc up to 1600cc £135.00
Master Service 1601cc up to 2000cc £145.00
Master Service 2001cc up to 2500cc £155.00
Master Service 2501cc up to 3500cc £165.00
Short Service
Short Service up to 1000cc £65.00
Short Service 1001cc to 1300cc £75.00
Short Service 1301cc up to 1600cc £85.00
Short Service 1601cc up to 2000cc £95.00
Short Service 2001cc up to 2500cc £105.00
Short Service 2501cc up to 3500cc £115.00

For vehicles above 3501cc call your local branch with vehicle details

Formula One Autocentres offer a Master Service and a Short Service to meet the various needs of motorists.

Master Service

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STAGE 1: ROAD TEST
1. Check steering for pull / vibration / travel
2. Check clutch for slip / judder
3. Check brakes for pull / judder
STAGE 2: VEHICLE ON FLOOR
4. Check exterior lights operation
5. Check seat belts (excluding any child seats if fitted and report)
6. Check wipers condition and operation
7. Check front washer operation, adjust washer jets if required and top up
8. Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
9. Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
10. Check instrument panel for warning lights and report
11. Check / top up power steering reservoir (if applicable)
STAGE 3: VEHICLE ON RAMP
12. Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
13. Check steering gaiters, joints and dust covers
14. Check propshaft, suspension joints and grease nipples where fitted
15. Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
16. Check inner and outer driveshaft gaiters
17. Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment including spare
18. Check clutch operation and top up fluid if applicable
19. Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
20. Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
21. Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
22. Check condition of brake pads and shoes
23. Check condition of brake discs and drums
24. Check condition of wheel cylinders, calipers and adjusters
25. Check handbrake linkages
26. Check exhaust system
27. Check any items reported by customer
STAGE 4: SERVICE TASKS
28. Replace engine oil and engine oil filter
29. Replace air filter
30. Check coolant level and top up if required
31. Check brake fluid level and top up if required
32. Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
33. Check battery condition and grease terminals if accessible
34. Lubricate accessible door hinges
35. Lubricate bonnet catch
STAGE 5: SCHEDULED SERVICE TASKS
36. Check for timing belt replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
37. Check for Pollen Filter replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
38. Report if Spark Plugs are due to be changed according to mileage or age
39. Reset vehicle service light where applicable / subject to data and tooling availability
STAGE 6: ROAD TEST
40. Road test

Short Service

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STAGE 1: VEHICLE ON FLOOR
1. Check exterior lights operation
2. Check wipers condition and operation
3. Check front washer operation and top up
4. Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
5. Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
6. Check instrument panel for warning lights and report
STAGE 2: VEHICLE ON RAMP
7. Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
8. Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
9. Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment including spare
10. Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
11. Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
12. Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
13. Check condition of brake pads and shoes
14. Check condition of brake discs and drums
15. Check exhaust system
STAGE 3: SERVICE TASKS
16. Replace engine oil and engine oil filter
17. Check coolant level and top up if required
18. Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
19. Check brake fluid level and top up if required
STAGE 4: ROAD TEST
20. Road test

Find out which service is right for you with our simple car servicing checklist.

Most car owners service their car every year or 12,000 miles - whichever comes sooner. Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can help maintain your car's value.

All Formula One Autocentres' servicing is carried out by fully trained technicians using only parts that match the quality of the manufacturer's original equipment. We'll Stamp your service logbook too, to ensure that your vehicle's service history is maintained.