Formula One Autocentres reviews

What people are saying about us...

May 16, 2016

Booked in for MOT, staff were great very helpful and friendly. Speedy service will definitely visit next time :) Derby

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

May 16, 2016

Very happy with service received at Redditch, will definitely use again for tyres and will gladly recommend to family and friends David, Redditch

May 22, 2016

AS usual a very professional and polite service. No reason to go anywhere else with competitive prices. Bristol (Longwell Green)

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

May 9, 2016

Andy and the staff at the Chester branch were very courteous and helpful with everything being done as requested. Many thanks! Chester

May 14, 2016

Great service, I have to drive 50miles to use this centre, but the service makes it worth it. Will certainly return. Lincoln

May 16, 2016

Used f1 before for my mot and when needed new tyres as there very helpful and very friendly always been happy with the service :) Ipswich

May 21, 2016

Easy to order online and was contacted the day before the selected fitting day to confirm tyres were in stock. Friendly greeting on arrival at centre on day of fitting and shown through to the customer waiting area. A polite, professional and friendly service at a very competitive price. I have used F1 before and continue to recommend them to friends and family at any/every opportunity. Living in Kingston in Surrey, there are many more convenient centres from rival firms that I could use but it's worth going out of my way and use the centre in Leatherhead for the level of service they offer. Keep it up F1 and don't change a thing ! Leatherhead

May 14, 2016

I was well pleased with the work and attention given. The manager kept me informed of the progress of the MOT and Servicing Coventry

May 9, 2016

I have used the services of the Harrow branch for many years now. Great and very professional service - would recommend them any day. Harrow

May 9, 2016

highly recommend formula 1 telfors, always take our car there,great service, great team thank you telford branch Telford

May 9, 2016

Very fast service from friendly staff, will be using formula one from now on. Thank you Stevenage (Boulton Road)

May 21, 2016

Great service from the team at Stevenage London Road, car was ready on time and had my paperwork ready as soon as I was walking to the door. Stevenage (London Road)

May 14, 2016

Having dealt with Lee over the week by phone I had the pleasure of meeting him today.Lee,the manager,was truly professional he displayed passion and had a good can do approach.He listened to all his customers and was very mild mannered and knowledgeable. Big well done!......I will be passing my experiences on to my friends and colleagues. Reading

May 14, 2016

great service, that's why I have been with you for years. Thank you once again. MARK, Luton

May 18, 2016

All staff I spoke to were very polite and helpfully. Keep up the good work. Chelmsford

May 14, 2016

Great service, very freindly staff, very pleased, would recommend to freinds and family. Thankyou Lincoln

May 10, 2016

Always go to F1 good service plus just leave my car there and the guys just ring me once its ready Les, Chatham

May 17, 2016

Helpful staff. Expected two new tyres and wheel after rim damaged hitting a kerb at speed but inspection revelaed no tyre damage and the wheel would be OK as a spare so no beed for new wheel or tyre, saved £80 Doncaster

May 13, 2016

Excellent value & service. Friendly & personable customer service (George on this occasion). Trusted Branch. Harlow

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

May 20, 2016

Great service as ever from all the guys, old and new, at the Swindon depot. Swindon

May 16, 2016

Good price, good service and great communication . Very happy with speed and service. Lichfield

May 16, 2016

Chap there was great, sorted brakes and gave the car a good looking over. parts were a little dear. Shrewsbury

May 15, 2016

Formula One Autocentres have great prices and service but it s the attitude of the staff that really make it a great service - those at Ipswich are superb in every way. Ipswich

Apr 30, 2016

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

May 13, 2016

Been to this paeticular centre 3 times in the last year and everytime the service is brilliant and efficient. When theres a problem they show you the problem so u know what your paying for which i appreciate Lichfield

May 10, 2016

The staff were very helpful I told them what I needed and they phoned their supplier there and then to see if they had the parts which they had and then I received a phone call to say the parts had been delivered and that they could do the work first thing in the morning great service very happy well done Chelmsford

May 16, 2016

Easy to book the tyres online, friendly service and completed within the time they advised. Am now considering returning for my Service and MOT. Thanks Chester F1 Autocentre! Chester

May 9, 2016

Very friendly and helpful and took the time to explaine things so I could understand Coventry

May 18, 2016

Amazing service from the first phone call to the fitting all done and dusted at the time slot booked. Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

May 9, 2016

Neil was once again fantastic, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and felt like we were visiting an old friend to have the tyres sorted. He is an asset to the branch and we would highly recommend him to anyone. Chatham

May 20, 2016

Efficient service and friendly staff who go over and beyond expectations. Cambridge (Histon Road)

May 18, 2016

Rang to arrange a booking time. Managed to fit me in the day before. Very helpful and the best price I have been quoted (compared to Bosch Service centre, Kwik Fit, Halfords and Fiat Dealership). Chester

May 16, 2016

great service again ,very competitive prices and work carried out very quickly. Hanley

May 13, 2016

Very good and I felt the staff were straightforward and honest in their advice and recommendation for required work. I will use F1 again and recommend. Cheryl, Peterborough

Apr 28, 2016

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

May 19, 2016

staff made me feel welcome and really helpful went the extra mile to make me feel a valued customer. Already recommended to friends Coventry

May 14, 2016

Friendly helpful staff. There was a delay but I was kept informed and apologised to and the delay was kept to a minimum. Brentwood

May 15, 2016

always helpful and friendly at the Newark branch, nothing too much trouble Rosie , Newark

May 17, 2016

It was a shame that the fitter who adjusted the tracking etc. Had lost his job he was very helpful & explained everything in detail very professionally. I found out things l didn't know. Paul, Canterbury

May 12, 2016

the staff at this centre are very helpful. The waiting area is great but a coffee machine would be a great help especially in the cold weather. Basingstoke
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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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