Formula One Autocentres reviews

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Jan 11, 2017

Excellent service. I'd ordered the wrong tyres online, but this was not a problem and the correct ones were speedily ordered in for me to be fitted a couple of days later. Prompt refund once the computer glitches were sorted out.. Nothing seemed too much trouble, seems a really good team and would definitely use again. Michelle, Rotherham

Dec 28, 2016

Excellent customer service by manager and technicians. Not many service orientated business use your name or sir and madam nowadays. Great service and beat prices is a winning combination Cheltenham

Dec 27, 2016

Staff were great given it was Christmas eve and would have wanted to go home. Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Jan 5, 2017

Very helpful as my car needed some work and was quick and accruate on the quote to repair. Had the vehicle back the same day no hidden extras. Stevenage (London Road)

Jan 8, 2017

Prices always good. Staff are always pleasant and helpful. Good service all round! Burton

Jan 11, 2017

Being recently widowed I have always found the staff very friendly helping me deal with problems that my husband always used to sort out. Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Jan 4, 2017

Fantastic and friendly service as usual. The service was very thorough. Bristol (St. Philips)

Jan 8, 2017

Booking on line was easy, the reception staff are great and the car was finished early. I am not 'interested in cars' so I rely on advice and the staff at Chelmsford are informative and never patronising, unlike some of the Dealerships. Many thanks. John, Chelmsford

Jan 2, 2017

Had by my own fault mis booked my appointment and the centre managed to fit me in immediately as I was travelling that morning. Many thanks for an excellent service . Rachel, Fareham

Jan 2, 2017

Very helpful staff, I had tyres fitted but took advantage of the free tracking check As it turned out 3 of 4 wheels were out one badly The member of staff took time out to be Xperia,win in detail the problem. He then fixed very quickly My car handles noticeably better Thank you Phil Cannock

Jan 13, 2017

Good service with a free wheel alignment check.Never had free align check in50years of buying tyres Basildon

Jan 15, 2017

Staff were very helpful. Although there was an issue with one of my tyres fitting, after a quick chat on the phone it was sorted the next day free of charge. The facilities were very well maintained and a nice place to be in. A great service all round. Dartford

Jan 9, 2017

Great service, team very helpful even when under pressure from large amount of customers Chatham

Jan 13, 2017

A positive,friendly service yet again.I would highly recommend formula one,for service,price.All staff are friendly.Many thanks. Bury St Edmunds

Jan 10, 2017

Staff are very friendly 5-star customer service I thought I'd got definitely would use them all the time Jake, Derby

Jan 8, 2017

The service was excellent and I highly recommended this autocentre to my friends . Crawley

Jan 9, 2017

Great team, nice and friendly and they made my visit feel very welcoming!!! Burton

Jan 12, 2017

Very Friendly Staff, was extremely pleased with the quality of service and the end product. Farnborough

Dec 27, 2016

Really helpful and cheery service from Ian today, will definitely use Glasshouse street again in future Nottingham (Glasshouse Street)

Jan 2, 2017

Shane was very helpful and went over and above what I would normally expect to help me as a customer. He persevered in trying to sort out a problem with an airbag light to get my car through its MOT. Excellent service. Regards Clive Peterborough

Dec 31, 2016

Good service and car ready earlier than expected. I will use this centre again Crawley

Jan 1, 2017

I received great service from very helpful, happy staff. I have already recommended them. Bury St Edmunds

Dec 30, 2016

Brilliant as always, helpful and informative, reasonably priced and fast. Well done and thank you. King's Lynn

Jan 2, 2017

Always a great service at your Chatham branch! Good prices too, would highly recommend! Chatham

Jan 6, 2017

The staff were very friendly and did their utmost to accommodate me and explain the work to be done. Will definitely use F1 again. Oxford

Jan 7, 2017

Courteous staff and quick tyre fitting at excellent prices- will definitely recommend. Blackheath

Dec 30, 2016

The staff responded to my request promptly, they undertook the work immediately, they were helpful and polite, and they completed the work thoroughly and in good time.I will always use them as they are very accomodsting of my work commitments. Wisbech

Jan 1, 2017

I was told there would be a possible 30min delay before my tYres could be fitted but I was pleased this reduced to 5mins. As this was all prepaid on internet I was back on the road in 40mins. GREAT JOB. Thanks guys. Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Jan 11, 2017

Service is brilliant....staff are helpful and explain in detail to what needs to be driving be. King's Lynn

Jan 2, 2017

Exceptional service, my tyres came in the day before my booked appointment and i got a call asking me if i wanted to pop in and have them fitted straight away. Muhammad, Slough

Jan 9, 2017

Great service. MOT failed, but garage was able to do all the recommended repairs within the same day. Very happy. Leicester

Jan 1, 2017

I had my first MOT at the garage in Grafton Street and found them to be really helpful. I moved but live close to the garage in Gambrel Road so booked my MOT with you again and was so pleased I had! My car failed it's MOT on both occasions but the staff were so helpful and friendly and had it fixed with in no time! I will definitely be booking my next MOT with Formula 1 Autocentres! Rob, Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Dec 26, 2016

Awesome management and great customer service. Only delay was waiting for the parts to arrive but my expectations were set on this. Slough

Dec 30, 2016

The staff at the Dunstable branch are a credit to your company, they are always friendly and most helpful. I have used this branch a few times in the past for tyres,wheel alignment, brake pads and now just had my wife's car MOT'd there Keep up the good work Jay, Dunstable

Jan 12, 2017

I always use F1 Auto for my car and my wife's car for MOT's and tyres and get great customer service from Stuart and all other staff. Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Jan 2, 2017

Very helpful and professional service, will use again and highly recommend to friends and family Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Jan 12, 2017

Always top notch service. Never go anywhere else and always recommend to friends and family. Swindon

Jan 1, 2017

I have used this branch on several occasions. The service is excellent and prices represent true value for money. I recommend them to anyone. Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Jan 6, 2017

Due to my vehicle breaking down I had to cancel my booking on the same morning. Staff helpful and changed my tyres on the next day Ipswich

Jan 6, 2017

Quick, efficient, friendly and extremely reasonable. Will certainly use again Kate, Harlow

Jan 11, 2017

I am very happy with Formula One, they are always friendly and helpful no matter the issue. I feel confident that my car will be treated well by them. Reading

Jan 4, 2017

Excellent service and very friendly staff as usual! Absolutely the best garage in Lichfield by far. Won't go anywhere else! Lichfield

Jan 15, 2017

Very pleased with service, would definitely use again. Have already recommended you to work colleagues. Swindon

Jan 13, 2017

I've used this branch for a while now and really can't fault the service I've received would definitely recommend to friends and family. Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Jan 4, 2017

Fast, friendly and efficient service. I return to Formula One Autocentres because they provide an honest service at a competitive price. Thank you! Maidstone

Dec 29, 2016

Used previously many years ago. Much improved. Very friendly staff. Will use again. Blackheath

Jan 9, 2017

I would like to give a huge thank you to the staff at F1 Norwich! I dropped my car off for MOT and was completed (with additional works that needed to be completed - new rear tyre & rear bulb) within the hour. The staff kept me notified with everything that needs to be kept an eye on in future and even listed some common faults that I should look out for. I found the staff incredibly friendly and welcoming and will be coming back for anything I need doing in the future. I will also be highly recommending this centre to my friends/family. Thanks for your great service! robert, Norwich

Jan 1, 2017

Probably wouldn't use the mobile service although a good idea. As always, very friendly, polite and knowledgeable service. Thank you F1 Cheltenham. Cheltenham

Dec 25, 2016

Very helpful staff, nothing too much trouble. Will be booking both my cars in for servicing and mot soon. Grantham
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Master Service up to 1000cc £125.00 £100.00
Master Service 1001cc to 1300cc £130.00 £110.00
Master Service 1301cc up to 1600cc £140.00 £120.00
Master Service 1601cc up to 2000cc £145.00 £130.00
Master Service 2001cc up to 2500cc £155.00 £140.00
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Short Service 1001cc to 1300cc £65.00 £59.00
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Short Service 1601cc up to 2000cc £95.00 £79.00
Short Service 2001cc up to 2500cc £105.00 £89.00

For hybrid vehicles and vehicles above 2500cc call your local branch with 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.