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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

EV and Hybrid Vehicle Glossary

Tuesday 26th September 2023

With EV vehicles becoming more popular, and the deadline for the ban of new petrol and diesel cars in 2023, if you’re considering making the switch from petrol or diesel to electric, the amount of jargon around the subject can be off-putting. In this guide, we’ll provide definitions for some of the... Read More

What are car roof weight limits?

Tuesday 26th September 2023

If you are looking to go on your next road trip, then you may be wondering if you can use your vehicle’s roof for some extra storage. The answer is yes. Roof racks are designed to hold various items that can be secured to the beams across the top of your vehicle. But, how much weight can your car ro... Read More

Will Noise Cameras Tackle ‘Boy Racers’?

Tuesday 26th September 2023

With the government announcing trials of noise cameras in a bid to tackle ‘boy racers’, what exactly does this mean for drivers across the UK? Read our guide to find out more.   What are noise cameras?  Otherwise known as acoustic cameras, noise cameras are used to detect loud noises that exceed a... Read More

What happens when you flood an engine

Sunday 17th September 2023

Flooding an engine happens when there is an excessive amount of fuel in the engine's combustion chamber. This guide will explain what a flooded engine means, along with the reasons why this could happen and how to fix it. Here at Formula One Autocentres, our expert team are ready to help diagnose an... Read More

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