My car went to Crawley for its MOT and service on a Saturday, it unfortunately failed the MOT on an electrical problem. I had a further problem when I returned home and the Manager despatched 2 mechanics to my property (I live about a mile away) to work out what was wrong, and my starter motor had stopped doing its bit! They finally got my car going and returned to the garage, they went out of their way to get my car sorted and going so late in the day on a Saturday. My car then was returned the following week to find the electrical fault, this was again sorted out at no charge to me. We struggle in life sometimes to find strangers that we trust and know that they are not ripping us off and these guys went out of their way to help me, when they did not have to come to my house and work so hard on a Saturday. And I hope that they all enjoyed the beers I brought them as way of a small thank you.....CHEERS GUYS!!
It's always a worry trusting your four wheeled friend to a new place for pamper and repair. I needn't have worried. My car had a lovely time and although it cost money, it was value for money. I didn't feel as though I was being patronised or conned just friendly, helpful service. See you next year!
Would I recommend you to get your tyres from F1 autocentres?
Yes, I would, and I will go there again for my next set of tyres.
Tyre fitter gave some good advice which displayed both enthusiasm and a technical expertise. Telephone calls were received beforehand to confirm tyres would be delivered as promised. I shall use Formula One again!
Re: F1 Auto Centre on Lenton Lane, Nottingham
Used this centre twice following a recommendation. Great service at affordable price. Beware of possible delays if replacing a spare part on the same day (normally it is delivered within 30 minutes but one time it stretched to a couple of hours).
All staff are very friendly and professional (special thanks to technician Nath for his hard work). The waiting area is quite comfortable with free Wi-Fi (the rather long wait without distractions has actually stimulated me doing some useful maths for my work...).
Also, I would recommend checking their website for discounts and vouchers before coming to the centre.
Agreed a price match for a pair of Avon ZZ3 's with "mytyres " online price .Ordered online Thursday and booked fitting for the Saturday afternoon .
The tyres arrived as promised and were fitted quickly by a very polite and knowledgable guy .
Highly recommended , will use again .
I had never used formula1 before and trusted them with my Saab 93 twin turbo. The service that I received was excellent and I am very confident to trust them with my car in the future. When my Saab is due for its first Mot I will be trusting Formula1 to inspect my car and carry out any necessary work. The charges for work , parts and Mot are very competitive! I received my car back as promised the same day.
This was my first visit to F1 and I was pleased with the way that I was treated, and the price I paid for the work carried out. The time estimate they gave me was accurate and a good job had been carried out. I will definitely consider them again the next time I want to purchase tyres. Only little recommendation I could make, is that the waiting room was a little warmer.
I find F1 autocentre's always helpful and honest, they don't try and over charge or steal your money like some other national chains do. They treat you as a human being with a brain and don't belittle you. Lost count of how many times I have used them now as we run 3 cars in the family. But, I know exactly what I am getting from them, honesty and a damn good friendly service. What more do you want?
I have ordered my tyres online - great value, best pricing on the market - and booked an appointment for the afternoon.
The garage is only 2 miles from my office, so wanted to ask exact time and duration of changing 4 tyres - so I can fit it in my 1 hour lunch break.
They asked me to come at 1pm so they can start on the car straigh away.
Upon arrival I handed my keys over and have been shown the waiting area, which was heated and quite cosy.
The guys started the work straight away and and finished in 30 minutes. One of the technician have had a good look around the wheel arches and checked my breaks and suspension - once they have finished he reported back with results.
I can only highly recommend them, as it is great value and a garage you cant trust.
I would definitely use them in the future for other services as well.
Had my MOT done and they were very quick and professional. They recommended I get new tyres and they were sooo helpful - considering I know diddly about cars!!
Well, the price was competitive and the service excellent. When I got the new tyres - the service was brilliant. They didn't try to force the more expensive tyres on me.. they patiently asked the type of driving I did and I felt happy with their suggestions. Yes - I will be going back.
I have been going to F1 for more then15 years, and they have always been cheaper then anyone, they are helpful polite and friendly, only shame there coffee machine dose not work in the south street branch in Enfield, hope they fix it before i go for new tires in a week or two, keep up the great work F1
Ordering a tyre save going or phoning and being told that it is not on the shelf and needs to be ordered. At least I knew it was all there.
I had made an online booking and when I arrived had to wait at reception for several minutes before being acknowledged as the gentleman was on the phone initially and took another call straight after. I was apologized to for the wait.
My car was taken almost immediately and the tyre fitter came to ask for the locking wheel nut which I located and gave to him. He was courteous. I mentioned concern for my front tyres and he said he would check them all over
When completed the car was driven to the entrance which I could see from the waiting room. About ten minutes later the gentleman from reception told me it was ready and handed me some paper work.
I had to ask if the tyres put on were the ones ordered online as it was quite dark outside and difficult to see. I also had to ask whether the rear tyres were ok treadwise having been told they would be checked. I had to check if the locking nut had been put back in the car.
When ordered online I was offered on or two free checks which I am not sure whether they were completed
I think a little more communication relating to the above would have improved the service
Took my jeep into the Aylesbury branch for a service and some tyres. A few minor jobs were also required, Samson and his team completed all the work very quickly, and also VERY cheaply. car now runs sweet as a nut - I was very impressed by F! and will definitely go back.
Ordering tyres over the internet was easy and a fitting date was only a couple of days later. It is important to double check the numbers on the side of the old tyres, but the internet site does use boxes with set tyre sizes to help selecting the right tyres.
Soon after arriving I was told to drive into a spare fitting bay. The waiting room was clean and had enough seats for several customers, although there was never more than 5 customers waiting when I was there. 2 tyres were fitted fairly quickly and as I had paid online the final bill was printed and I was back in my car and back on the road.
MOT done fast and efficient. Advisory points noted and worked offered but price seems a little steep
I purchased 4 new tyres online for my Alfa Giulietta and was pleasnatly surprised at the reasonalbe cost of good "branded" mid range tyres. Fitting was arranged for a convienient Sunday p.m and the tyres duly fitted. I also had tracking done which was a little costly but a nescesity. Tip here is to book on-line for this as it is discounted.
overall though as painless as 4 new tyres will get. i will definately return and may consider for servicing once my warranty is out.
Very good for tyres and MOT
However, would err on the side of caution when having any mechanical work done.
Had my car in with them 3 times for a full 4 wheel alignment and neither time did it come back out straight. On 1 occasion it was worse than before it originally went in.
Also asked them to have a look at a couple of things which they were unable / unwilling to diagnose.
Asked them to price a cambelt change and full service and they never bothered to even ring me back.
Asked them to price a hand brake cable replacement and couldn't even identify the part I needed.
They are very busy at times and as such they often neglect or decline work sometimes. Shame because there is not many other places I would trust lately but I had previously began to form a good relationship with my local branch but seems recently they are too busy to care.
Even went to the dreaded Kwik Fit on a couple of occasions recently and to my surprise were very competitive on price and managed to fix my wheel alignment.
Personally I probably wont use F1 for anything other than tyres and MOT tests in future.
Ordered 4 tyres for my car online and got the cheapest prices. I phoned my local branch and they could only match online price at a push.
Ordering online was easy and I could pick the ones I wanted rather than doing my usual of turning up and asking " what's the best value for money" and probably being sold what the garage makes most money on!!
Left my car with them for the day as I work nearby and when I returned work was done without any issues.
Staff polite and a simple straight forward transaction - Just how I like it.
Will use again as long as they remain the cheapest.
I delivered on vehicle on time as I booked for the work to be completed online which incurred a free wheel alignment check as I was spending £660 so guessed it was fair.
When I questioned the £66 alignment fee on completion I was informed the check is free but not the alignment adjustment which I thought was totally misleading....deliberately. I hate underhand hidden charges but everything else was very satisfactory.
I have used Formula 1 previously, so wasn't surprised when their tyre prices were the cheapest. Unlike some of their competitors, F1 quotes a fully-fitted price, so the price you see is the price you pay.
On-line ordering and booking is easy, and service at reception is excellent - very friendly. An approximate time for collection is given, which always turns out be very accurate. All-in-all, there is no reason to go anywhere else when replacing your tyres.
The service i received at FORMULA ONE Autocentre at Gloucester when replacing my tyres was speedy and efficient and a very competitive price
Even took time to carry out a free Winter check up Service and would certainly recommend them to you
I took advantage of the MOT offer because a free retest was offerred - many offering cut price MOT's then charge again for the retest. I was surprised that my camper van passed the smoke test but then failed on being generally too smokey. I got my wife to follow me up and down the motorway and around the Medway towns but once she was warm (the van not my wife) there was no smoke of any colour. Anyway alls well that ends well because she passed her retest and the nice people even stored her inside for me overnight. I now face the cunundrum next year as to whether to take it up the road to F1 to save deisel if I then have to do a 25 mile round trip in 2 vehicles just to see what is emerging from my tail pipe!!
I was left with dirty and messy tyres/alloy wheels to clean up when I replaced all 4 tyres to new Pirelli AO ones. Otherwise, good value for money compared to other vendors.
What can I say........Excellent service from a professional outfit with great staff who care about the customer.Kept informed at all times and tyres were fitted in a very quick time even though the workshop was busy.Will use again.
Never had a bad experience at the Chelmsford branch. All the guys are polite and professional. Nice waiting room with t.v, vending machine and magazines to read. Once on the job it's not long before your car is ready. Always drive away feeling like I've just exchanged my car for a newer one ! Sometimes think my car is like a homing pigeon as it always goes to the Chelmsford branch for MOT or when needing work ..........sometimes I even have to drive it there !
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