Formula One Autocentres reviews

What people are saying about us...

Nov 11, 2016

Very friendly service and the car was done as promised within the hour 5***** Joe, Chester

Nov 13, 2016

I was very happy with the service from the lads at Newark. Friendly, helpful and the best price for my 4 tyres on the web. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Thanks. Liz, Newark

Nov 10, 2016

Team were great, really helpful especially as I was running late. Kept me informed and did a great job. Really pleased. Thanks Anthony, Reading

Nov 18, 2016

Booked interim service and MOT on line and received a 10% discount. Staff friendly and completed work on time. Erdington

Nov 20, 2016

MOT was exceptional value and my requested new tyres were supplied and fitted at a very good price. Very happy! Bristol (St. Philips)

Nov 12, 2016

Very friendly front of house staff ( Kevin ) and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. Slough

Nov 13, 2016

I have used your oxford branch a number of times now. They have been excellent on all occasions. Highly recommended Oxford

Nov 18, 2016

I have previously used Enfields branch of F1 autocentres. I have always been happy with the level of service provided. I would also like to say how great the 4 months interest free payment idea is. This helps us with spreading the costs of any work completed on our vehicle. This is a game changer and we will defiantly use Rayleigh's centre to service and MOT both our vehicles in the future. Thank you Rayleigh

Nov 16, 2016

Superb customer service. Richard and Paul always, always go the extra mile. Leicester

Nov 14, 2016

Very pleased with the deal which included a free winter and wheel alignment check. Gavin provided excellent customer service and was very informative and helpful Kettering

Nov 12, 2016

Very helpful, professional and friendly staff. I don't go anywhere else now Harrow

Nov 9, 2016

I returned to Formula One in Colchester because they have always given very good customer service and work quickly to put right all that needs doing with a good explanation of how and why. Hussain , Colchester

Nov 19, 2016

Once again the staff were extremely helpful and carried out the tyre changes quickly. As I had used the spare for the first time I was delighted to find that the spare tyre and tools were all neatly in place. I have used F1 for many years and they have never let me down yet. Chelmsford

Nov 12, 2016

Good service and clear explanation of found faults on the car (worn suspension bushes). The car is going back in next week to have the suspension arms replaced. Very Happy with the quality of work carried out by the Crawley crew and won't hesitate to use F1 again. Crawley

Nov 16, 2016

It's in a great position so can leave there and go shopping , while still kept informed of what needs doing . All the staff were very polite and friendly . Doncaster

Nov 12, 2016

I always find you very helpful and always at a very good price. I have always been pleased with all work carried out. Burton

Nov 12, 2016

A good price for top quality tyres, and a warm waiting area on a cold day ! Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Nov 20, 2016

Great service, extremely friendly and helpful staff, have use the Newcastle Under Lyme branch a number of times now and have been met with the same approach every time, so well done to the team keep up the good work. Newcastle-under-Lyme

Nov 17, 2016

Branch Staff very helpful and also swapped existing remaining tyres around at no extra charge. On-line price-match service also replied very quickly. Aylesbury
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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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