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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

Are self-driving cars coming out soon?

Friday 22nd March 2024

The UK government plans to have the first wave of cars with self-driving capabilities on the road by 2025. Manufacturers aim to raise awareness of vehicles with self-driving technology in the UK from 2026.  Are self-driving cars legal in the UK?  No, self-driving cars are currently illegal in the... Read More

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

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

Tyre Buying Guide

Thursday 29th February 2024

Tyres are arguably the most important component of a car. They are the main point of contact between the car and the road, so it's important to choose the right tyres. It can be a confusing process, but we make it simple in our tyre buying guide.  When should you replace your tyres? It’s important... Read More

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  • Bought 2 budget tyres for elderly mum's little ford Ka,, Did not need premium tyres as mileage and speeds travelled are very low !!!

    - MR MARK, Eastbourne - Apr 11, 2024
  • 2nd time been to Formula One had my MOT done and this time problem with tyre-excellent service friendly staff

    - Sheffield - May 9, 2024
  • I wasn't given a time for completion, but i wasn't kept waiting unduly and the job was done to my satisfaction, I would certainly consider F1 autocentre in the future

    - philip, Basildon - May 15, 2024
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