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What is engine coolant/antifreeze?

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is a vital component of your vehicle during the winter months. But what is antifreeze, and how does it work? During the colder months, your vehicle can be exposed to harsher temperatures, which can create issues for the general running of your vehicle, espe... Read More

What car battery do I need?

Friday 20th December 2019

Battery flat? Or perhaps it’s showing signs it’s faulty? It may be time for a replacement. But how do you know which is the best car battery for your vehicle? From what car batteries actually do to considerations for choosing a battery, learn everything you need to know from our detailed guide. Wha... Read More

What engine oil do I need for my car?

Thursday 5th December 2019

Has your oil light appeared on your dashboard and made you wonder, ‘what oil does my car need?’ According to David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association, “modern oils are more complex than ever” – meaning, it can be difficult to know which engine oil to use for your v... Read More

How to demist your windscreen quickly

Thursday 24th October 2019

Whether you’re rushing to get to work, dropping the kids off on the school-run or simply have errands to run, getting in the car to a fogged-up windscreen is never ideal. There goes a good five minutes of your time waiting for it to clear so you can be on your way safely… But what if there was a wa... Read More

How to keep your car cool without air con

Wednesday 14th August 2019

It’s summer, it’s warm, you’re out driving – the weather outside is certainly suggesting air conditioning is required to keep you cool! But what do you do when it isn’t blowing cold air as it should – or even if your vehicle doesn’t have air con at all? A driver’s summertime bugbear, having no cool... Read More

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  • Great friendly staff and service. Have used before and will use in future.

    - Burton - Jan 28, 2020
  • From start to finish the experience was very polite and professional, my car required more work than originally scheduled but I received a phone explaining everything and I was more than happy for the work to go ahead. When I collected my car all the work was explained again which put my mind at ease. I would definitely recommend f1 in Gloucester to anyone.

    - Daniel, Gloucester - Jan 31, 2020
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