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Tips For Driving in Winter

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Now that winter is upon us, it's likely that you'll be driving on slippery roads with reduced visibility. We recommend ensuring your car is maintained, that you have the right equipment with you in your vehicle during winter months and that you adjust your driving style accordingly to suit the road... Read More

Tyre Buying Guide

Thursday 20th December 2018

Tyres are the main point of contact between the car and the road, so it's important to choose the right tyre. It can be a confusing process, but we make it simple. When should you replace your tyres? The legal minimum tread depth in the United Kingdom is 1.6mm, but some manufacturers recommend r... Read More

How long does an MOT take?

Thursday 20th December 2018

An MOT test consists of various checks to ensure the car is safe to drive on the road. In the UK, every vehicle is required by law to undertake an MOT test when the vehicle is 3 years old and once a year after. Our MOT appointments come in 1-hour slots and you can book up to 6 months in advance,... Read More

What does a car service include?

Thursday 13th December 2018

Here at Formula One Autocentres, we offer two types of car service: Master Service and Short Service. We recommend that a Master Service is completed every 12,000 miles or every 12 months (whichever comes first) and a Short Service is completed every 6,000 miles or every 6 months. To help you keep... Read More

The Benefits Of All Season Tyres

Tuesday 11th December 2018

All season tyres, commonly referred to as all weather tyres, are developed for use in countries with moderate yearly weather patterns. This makes them ideal for use in the UK and other European countries that have relatively mild climates. All season tyres combine the benefits of summer tyres with... Read More

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What people are saying about us...

  • I have used this garage a number of times , staff are friendly helpful nothing is too much trouble and they helped me reverse out of the garage as the location is on a main road will use every time

    - Northampton (Grafton St.) - Jun 12, 2019
  • Tyre fitter very helpful, and took the trouble to bring my cracked tyre into the waiting room to show me! It was all very friendly!

    - Ian, Newbury - Jun 14, 2019
  • The manager was very knowledgeable, he asked me about my driving preferences, (I have a 4x4) he was able to recommend the perfect tyres for me.

    - Ipswich - Jun 2, 2019
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