Servicing Advice

Why should I book my MOT and service together?

Monday 9th November 2020

MOT and service together Although MOTs are an annual legal requirement, while car services are not, it’s highly recommended to book in your service at the same time. Reasons why people don’t always do this could be due to the cost of having to fork out for both an MOT and service (and any repairs)... Read More

What is a car service?

Friday 9th October 2020

A car service is a health check of your vehicle which involves routine maintenance. This can be everything from inspecting your tyres and brake lights to your engine’s fluid levels. This service is usually undertaken by a mechanic, and, depending on what type of service you choose, this can be eithe... Read More

Where can I service my car?

Thursday 13th August 2020

Where can I get my car serviced? You can have your car serviced at any garage, such as Formula One Autocentres, or any local dealership. You may choose your local dealership if you prefer to have your vehicle serviced by the car’s manufacturer, for example, Renault or Mercedes – however, by servici... Read More

What is a full car service?

Tuesday 21st July 2020

What is a full service? A full service, also known as a master service, is a more comprehensive version of a short service – including all the same tests, but with checks on additional components, too. Here at Formula One Autocentres, our Master Service includes a 40-point check compared to the 20-... Read More

How long does a car service take?

Monday 11th May 2020

How long does it take to service a car? Typically, a master service (or full service) will take around 3 – 4 hours to complete. A short (interim) service is often half the time – usually around an hour and a half. However, it’s important to note that the length of the service being conducted on you... Read More

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  • Very helpful. There was a problem with AC unit so although booked a regas he informed me and arranged a credit to my card which came through that day. Most impressed

    - Joy, Maidstone - Jul 1, 2020
  • Only waiting 20 minutes for a puncture repair.. staff were friendly and helpful.

    - matt, Newbury - Aug 18, 2020
  • Good Service and MOT. More work required, friendly call/quote and extra work completed in the same day so really happy.

    - Annmarie, Newhaven - Jul 19, 2020
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