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Monday 27th January 2020

Formula One Autocentres have recently announced Jon Butcher as their new Managing Director for the company. Jon is a well-respected, long-standing employee of Formula One Autocentres having started as a tyre technician at their second depot in Rayleigh in 1987. Jon quickly climbed up the ranks to b... Read More

How do tyre pressure sensors work?

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Traditionally, checking your tyre pressure would be a manual activity usually without prompt that car owners would do monthly, or before long journeys. However, nowadays, there are many modern vehicles that are fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). But how do tyre pressure sensors wor... Read More

Can I have different tyres on my car?

Tuesday 21st January 2020

When replacing a tyre after a puncture or normal tyre wear, it can be tempting to change it with your spare tyre – regardless of what type of tyre that is. However, it’s important to understand how mixing tyres can affect the control, balance and safety of your vehicle. So, is it illegal to have di... Read More

What can fail an MOT?

Friday 10th January 2020

According to 2019 figures from the DVSA, 31% of all vehicles initially failed their MOT tests. But what fails an MOT, and how can you prevent your vehicle from failing? Our detailed guide on the most common reasons for MOT failures has you covered. What can a car fail an MOT on? Your annual MOT in... Read More

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

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  • Would highly recommend F1 Autocenter Well please with experience i had am very fussy who works on my car ?

    - Lawrence, Doncaster - Jul 23, 2020
  • F1 autocentre also had stock when others did not. Pleased with the service and will recommend to others.

    - Jon, Erdington - Jun 11, 2020
  • Two gents served me at the centre both very polite and professional. One mechanic called Adrian explained everything to me during my visit and it was nice to experience a real environment which seems so foreign in the current climate. It also appeared that the manager and the mechanic both had a solid working relationship

    - Chesterfield (Sheffield Road) - Jun 24, 2020
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