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Wheel Alignment vs Wheel Balancing

Sunday 17th September 2023

Wheel alignment and wheel balancing can be easily confused as they both deal with the positioning of your wheels. However, they both have different roles to play in the health of your car. Here at Formula One Autocentres, we offer both Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing services, so whichever servi... Read More

A guide to vehicle excise duty

Wednesday 6th September 2023

What is vehicle excise duty?  Vehicle excise duty, also known as VED, is a tax charged on all vehicles using public roads in the UK. The amount of vehicle excise duty due is dependent on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions and is collected by the DVLA.   How much is vehicle excise duty?  VED applies to a... Read More

How to correctly dispose of used engine oil

Thursday 24th August 2023

What is engine oil? Motor oil, otherwise known as engine oil, is a substance used to lubricate internal combustion engines. It lubricates moving parts in the engine to help ensure your car runs smoothly, so that your vehicles engine does not seize up.   Why should engine oil be changed? As time g... Read More

How often should you change your spare tyre

Thursday 24th August 2023

Every vehicle owner should have a spare tyre, even if you don’t end up using it. It can mean the difference between making it home or to the garage and being stranded with a flat tyre or blowout. It’s important to keep an eye on the condition of your spare tyre as there’s nothing worse than going to... Read More

A guide to brake callipers

Thursday 24th August 2023

Your brake callipers are the part of your vehicle that houses your brakes and are responsible for applying the necessary pressure to your brake pads, to help your vehicle come to a stop. It’s important your brake callipers are kept in good condition, in order to keep your brakes working safely.   A... Read More

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What people are saying about us...

  • Great service as always, just need to remember to book my MOT as far in advance as possible as it's rather busy these days

    - matthew, Reading - Mar 30, 2024
  • Formula One Autocentre Leicester Abbey Lane is my favorite and trusted place to take my car for service, mot and tyres. The staff is always helpful and I was always been served on time. I definitely recommend.

    - M., Leicester - Feb 26, 2024
  • Brilliant service, very helpful and friendly. I always use this garage.

    - Sharon, Kettering - Mar 3, 2024
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