Formula One Autocentres reviews

What people are saying about us...

Apr 7, 2016

I received excellent service from my initial email correspondence with Jennifer Lloyd and Formula One getting some "non stocked" tyres to the final fitting of my tyres. Hanley

Apr 16, 2016

I have found the chichester Autocentre to be very helpful and accommodating. Samuel, Chichester

Apr 24, 2016

Absolutely delighted with price and service, the manager was extremely friendly and helpful. Leicester (Wigston)

Apr 18, 2016

Great service always happy to help and they resolved any problems painlessly would recommend to all friends and family. Southampton (West Quay Road)

Apr 13, 2016

Excellent service will come back again and again, always willing to help, keep up the good work guys. Rugby

Apr 8, 2016

Good on line service, took up offer to get tyre fitted earlier, spoke to a lady named Paula who spoke clearly and advised on speed ratings, guys at Strood very helpful, refreshing to see good service in action. And saved money, Strood

Apr 18, 2016

Always get great service from the manager and staff, always helpful, reliable, give good advice and most importantly very trustworthy, were recommended many years ago at work and have used them since, never let you down. Excellent customer care, would recommend them to anyone. Andy, King's Lynn

Apr 12, 2016

Great service-staff found a problem we have had for a long time and other garages had failed to find it-even when we had specifically pointed it out.Top marks and well done. Luton

Apr 7, 2016

Excellent service and price i wasted my time looking for a better deal, no better deal anywhere. £136 ceaper than a certain tyre company that are supposed to be quick! I went for Goodyear efficient grip had four fitted to my Peugeot 3008 had the tracking done aswell. I now have a car that is quieter and smoother. Very pleased with f1 tyres have already recommended them to friends and family. Many thanks Crewe f1 Autocentre. Crewe

Apr 14, 2016

Friendly and helpful staff with reliable service and excellent value for money. George, Swindon

Apr 4, 2016

Always use formula one auto centres for any work that needs doing , fast friendly service always helpfull competitive prices too always ask you to give them a call back if you find what you need cheaper elsewere & they match or beat it Great to get half price MOT too thanks formula one Maidstone

Apr 11, 2016

Very helpful and polite staff credit to formula 1 im one happy guy many thanks Newcastle-under-Lyme

Apr 9, 2016

Your telephone advisor was exceptionally helpful - she was knowledgeable and very efficient. At the service centre the gentleman on the desk was friendly, gave me a waiting time, the tyres were fitted within the waiting time. Very efficient service. Cheltenham

Apr 18, 2016

Very impressed by the waiting area - it was nice to be able to wait in a clean area where we could watch our car being fitted with new tyres. Kettering

Apr 16, 2016

I found this centre very convenient and the staff and facilities excellent Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Apr 26, 2016

I must say the service I got was excellent john and his team couldn't do enough for me I have used you before and I will continue to carry on using you I have also recommended you to quite a few friends NICE ONE it's nice to know there are still places out there that put the customer first HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 100% Telford

Apr 8, 2016

having these tyres fitted at your slough depot was so easy to arrange and pay for on the internet and the guys at the slough depot were so quick and polite they made this change of tyres so easy Slough

Apr 28, 2016

Had MOT problem they sorted it quickly, great price , have used for a few years now and will not be changing, Proper down to earth people, Thanks. Canterbury

Apr 18, 2016

Staff extremely helpful. Will recommend everyone to use f1 autocentre for new tyres! Hanley

Apr 9, 2016

I wa impressed with the staff in the centre. They were friendly and appeared very genuine and honest Stewart, Gloucester

Apr 28, 2016

Very helpful staff, found suspension problem, contacted me obtained a new part and fitted. very pleased with reception also the waiting room vey clean an well stocked with magazines and tv Cheltenham

Apr 7, 2016

excellent service. this is my third visit for tyres and I regularly recommend you to friends.I always order on line and the fitting is very quick and convenient. Chesterfield

Apr 30, 2016

Very friendly and efficient. Will use formula one in futureand have also recommend to people I know Eastwood

Apr 14, 2016

As a pensioner i am quite happy to go to my local centre as it is only 1 mile away.The staff there are very helpful and froendly Stevenage (Boulton Road)

Apr 9, 2016

Always helpful and trustworthy, take all 4 cars in my family to Lenton Lane. Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Apr 7, 2016

Very fast and polite service. Good coffee machine! Only minor issue was parking nearby. Luton

Apr 25, 2016

Despite a huge bill the staff were happy helpful and informative. They provided good explanations too! Gary, King's Lynn

Apr 7, 2016

This is the second time I have used Formula One and have no hesitation in highly recommending them to others. Keep up the good work at the same reasonable prices. Diana, Clacton on Sea

Apr 7, 2016

Chris was fantastic. Great value, quality of work and advice. I always use this centre and have always recommended to my family and friends. Doncaster

Apr 23, 2016

Much cheaper than everywhere else I was quoted and happy to do extra (unbooked) services while I waited. Very happy and would recommend and use again. Harlow

Apr 7, 2016

Great value for money had my mot done a few years now would not go any where else highly recommended Doncaster

Apr 28, 2016

Extremely helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for your help. King's Lynn

Apr 9, 2016

The staff were extremely helpful for me, and took my needs in to consideration, they made sure I blew exactly what was wrong with the car before completing any work on it, and when given the go ahead they told me it would be fine the next day and I drove my car home that day. Well 100% return to them next time I need anything done on my car. Westwood Cross

Apr 25, 2016

Probably the easiest tyre change I've experienced. Courteous, friendly and professional. They did exactly what they promised to do. Who can ask for more? Chichester

Apr 9, 2016

Omar at the Crawley branch is great. He remembers both the customer and the car and strives to give attention in front office in person, on phone and also assist the mechanics. I have used F1 for some years and can 100% recommend but Omar brings that extra to the Crawley branch. Crawley

Apr 15, 2016

excellent service the manager John could not do enough would highly recommend Rotherham

Apr 14, 2016

Great team - happy to use again and recommend to friends and family. Love having the option to book and pay online - so convenient. Poole

Apr 24, 2016

Been coming here for few year I would recommend it highly always friendly and helpful great job as always thank you Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Apr 29, 2016

I have used the Derby branch many , many times and the staff have always been excellent, always helpful and friendly and I will continue to use this branch in the future. Derby

Apr 23, 2016

All I would like to add is keep up the excellent service it is second to none thank you for a great job Gloucester

Apr 21, 2016

Service was outstanding as always. Was kept informed of all findings. Very very helpful and friendly. Peterborough

Apr 13, 2016

Well what can I say, excellent service always polite and obliging and will go out of their way to help. Rugby

Apr 13, 2016

I always use F1 Autocentres, the staff are friendly, reliable, and helpful. And F1 always has the best prices around for MOT's, servicing and tyres. Already recommend to my family and friends. Aylesbury

Apr 24, 2016

I FIND FORMULA ONE AUTOCENTRES VERY CLEAN WITH STAFF WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO BE HELPFUL THANKYOU Nottingham (Glasshouse Street)

Apr 18, 2016

Staff very friendly and helpfull was impressed with tracking done quick than quoted time being 3rd in the que. Milton Keynes

Apr 5, 2016

Chris was very busy on Sunday morning but excellent service none the less. please give him a bonus ! Chelmsford

Apr 15, 2016

As always the staff were very helpful and friendly. Its almost like visiting old friends. The work was completed on time and with no issues. I use F1 often and have always had a good experience. I would and do reccomend your centre to others. Thanks to the Swindon staff for an excellent and reliable service Swindon

Apr 6, 2016

Great and friendly staff that keeps us coming back time and time again. Exceptional service worthy of all the accolades that go with it. Maidstone

Apr 18, 2016

Good advice given and not accompanied by hard sell, so I purchased extra. Rotherham

Apr 22, 2016

Really, very satisfied with f1autocenters. I was so pleased that I left positive trust pilot feedback & contacted customer services. Glad to see that a customer follow up email being sent too. 10/10 Thank-you Dartford

Apr 25, 2016

The staff at Derby are very friendly and helpful, Dan B is a great asset and always advises me on anything I need to know. adrian, Derby

Apr 15, 2016

Always a pleasure to bring my car to you. Friendly and efficient service, good clear advice, I don't need to 'shop around' anymore. Well done. Cheltenham

Apr 13, 2016

Really helpful and understanding regarding my car. Seemed genuine guys who wanted to help and provide the best customer service they could. We were made to feel welcome and had a good chat about the joys of owning cars! Ie expense!?! Norwich

Apr 27, 2016

Simon gave excellent advice and my car was all fixed the next day, very happy :) Swindon

Apr 24, 2016

VERY HELPFUL FRIENDLY STAFF. SUPER PRICES BUT THE SERVICE DOES NOT SUFFER. Bedford

Apr 7, 2016

I thought all the staffs were very friendly and spend time to explain problem with my car. The price I was quoted was also not bad. Happy to recommend it to anyone Southampton (West Quay Road)

Apr 15, 2016

Very happy with the service I received i had an mot and two tyres fitted staff were friendly helpful work was done on time very pleased thankyou Colchester

Apr 22, 2016

Excellent service and full report on condition of my car. Staff are always helpful and friendly. Blackheath

Apr 9, 2016

Very friendly service. Very competitive prices. Even when busy, the mechanic took time to explain the issues with my car. Definitely will be using again Clacton on Sea

Apr 16, 2016

Reg RO56GZT - I had an MOT and a tyre fitted. This was the most friendly efficient service I have experienced in the motor trade. Cannot praise too highly. Bristol (St. Philips)

Apr 12, 2016

Excellent service given to me every year and when I need any repairs, well recommended. Erdington
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How to check your Tyre Size

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Finding your tyre size

Identifying your tyre size is quick and easy. You can find this information on the sidewall of your tyre, as seen in the below image:

  • 205
  • 55
  • 16
  • H

This information lists the size and specification of your tyre, as well as ensuring it complies with European safety standards.

What each code section stands for:

This code is a breakdown of four key factors when determining tyre size and type:

Width - The width of the tyre in millimetres.

Profile - The height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the tyre width

Rim Size - The diameter of the tyres inner rim, in inches.

Speed Rating - The maximum recommended speed for the tyre at full load.

For example, a tyre with the code 205 / 55 R16 79H would have a tyre width of 205 millimetres, a sidewall height of 55% of the width, a 16 inch inner rim size and a speed rating of H.

We have made buying tyres online with Formula One Autocentres as straightforward as possible through our Registration Tyre Search System. This automatically identifies the Manufacturer's standard tyre size for your vehicle.

Always check your existing tyres.

If your existing tyre size differs from the one displayed, simply update the relevant details and click GO.

Important note:

Some manufacturers specify different front and rear tyre sizes. Please check the size of tyre you want to replace before ordering.

How to check tyre tread

Most tyres have a tread wear indicator located on the inner groove of the tread. It is important to check the whole tyre meets this minimum marker, as any part of the tyre tread that does not meet this marker may result in your tyre being illegal.

Legal Requirements

Current UK Legislations require a minimum tyre tread of 1.6mm by law. The penalty for breaching this is a fine of up to £2500 and 3 penalty points per tyre. Formula One Autocentres recommend checking your tyres on a weekly basis to ensure tyre pressure and tread meet legal requirements, as well as checking for any damage - as this also can result in your tyre being deemed illegal. If you have any concerns that your tyre(s) may be illegal please call your local Formula One Autocentre - we will be happy to take a look.

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