Servicing Advice


What happens when an EV battery needs replacing?

Friday 15th March 2024

The battery is an essential component in any electric vehicle. Like any petrol or diesel tank, your EV battery rarely needs replacing, but what happens if you need to? Formula One Autocentres explores what happens if you need to replace your EV’s battery.  Are EV batteries replaceable?  Yes, you c... Read More

Do electric cars need an MOT

Friday 26th January 2024

Switching to an electric vehicle can feel like you’re driving a completely different beast compared to a traditional petrol or diesel car. So, you might wonder if all the same rules apply to your new car. In this guide, we’ll explain if EVs need an MOT and what’s different for EV motorists. Do elec... Read More

Types of refrigerant gas for your vehicle

Tuesday 26th September 2023

What is air con regassing? An air con re-gas is the process of removing old refrigerant gas from your air conditioning system and replacing it with new refrigerant. This helps to ensure your air con remains running cold and is the first thing you should look at if your air conditioning system doesn... Read More

How to correctly dispose of used engine oil

Thursday 24th August 2023

What is engine oil? Motor oil, otherwise known as engine oil, is a substance used to lubricate internal combustion engines. It lubricates moving parts in the engine to help ensure your car runs smoothly, so that your vehicles engine does not seize up.   Why should engine oil be changed? As time g... Read More

How to clean brake discs

Wednesday 12th July 2023

Brake discs are made up of iron or carbon composite that is attached to the suspension of a car and is gripped by brake pads that are held in a brake caliper. The friction between the brake pads and discs is what brings the vehicle to a stop. Brake discs help the driver to easily adapt the pressure... Read More

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  • Formula One Autocentre Leicester Abbey Lane is my favorite and trusted place to take my car for service, mot and tyres. The staff is always helpful and I was always been served on time. I definitely recommend.

    - M., Leicester - Feb 26, 2024
  • Brilliant service, very helpful and friendly. I always use this garage.

    - Sharon, Kettering - Mar 3, 2024
  • Great service as always, just need to remember to book my MOT as far in advance as possible as it's rather busy these days

    - matthew, Reading - Mar 30, 2024
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