Driving Advice

How to avoid aquaplaning

Friday 29th March 2024

Aquaplaning is caused when a film of water forms between the vehicle’s tyres and the road, resulting in reduced grip. Having no traction between the tyres and the road could cause you to lose control, making braking, acceleration and steering less effective. Formula One Autocentres provides tips to... Read More

Why is my car struggling to change gears?

Friday 8th March 2024

Have you found that your car’s gearbox doesn’t change gears as seamlessly as it used to? You could have issues with your gearbox. Detecting potential problems quickly can save you money and prevent further gearbox damage to your car. Formula One Autocentres looks at common scenarios that might cause... Read More

Why does my car keep stalling?

Monday 19th February 2024

Stalling is a common error you may have experienced many times on the road. However, if your car frequently stalls, it could indicate a major issue or fault with your vehicle. Formula One Autocentres explains the most common reasons why your car may regularly stall.  What is stalling?  In driving... Read More

Can you report dangerous driving?

Monday 12th February 2024

Have you been involved in an incident with another driver who has been driving recklessly on the UK’s road network? You could play a vital contribution in improving the safety of British roads by reporting the incident to the police. Formula One Autocentres takes you through how you can report dange... Read More

Do you need to charge hybrid cars?

Monday 5th February 2024

Planning to upgrade your current vehicle for a hybrid? One question you may have been asking is whether you need to charge your hybrid car. As there are different types of hybrids available, each model can vary with their charging capabilities. Formula One Autocentres is here to answer the question... Read More

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  • Have both of our cars MOTd at Leicester Formula 1. Also a lot of repairs too over the years. Always so friendly.

    - JACQUELINE, Leicester - Mar 1, 2024
  • Very impressed with the service and tyre availability and ordering service. Very impressed with the 4 wheel tracking service too and the level of equipment available to your staff.

    - Tim, Rugby - Mar 31, 2024
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