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The service was promoted and efficient, identifying the problem( a sensor on the power steering pump), sourcing a replacement, fitting and the car was ready to collect the next day... A great job...
Excellent friendly service, very helpful guys, will use again
Got let down by another mechanic and was in urgent need of the repair, overnight they managed to book me in for next day and couldn’t appreciate it enough will be back for more work thanks
Thankyou so much for fitting the new clutch on my Honda Civic. Very friendly guy and A1 service will recommended to anyone needing repaire
Efficient blokes who fitted my car in at short notice
Great service - the appointment was organised swiftly and the receptionist bent over backwards to accommodate my timings. The service was quick and professional and worth every penny during the heatwave. I’ll be back again in the future!
Cannot fault the service here. Friendly and pleasant staff, quick service with no problems. Work completed as required perfectly.
Great service and helpful staff. Definitely Recommended.
Work completed on time and the details clearly explained. Polite and workmanlike, will definitely use for car servicing in the future
Great service and very professional. I will recommend and use again
Excellent customer service
it is very good price
Great service and friendly staff
The aircon service done was excellent with a competitive price. Good job!!
JOHN arrived when he said he would, and very knowledgeable about what he was doing . The job was done very quickly and to my Satisfaction. I WOULD USE JOHN AGAIN SHOULD I NEED TO
Excellent service overall. Responsive, able to do my Per-purchase inspection quickly and on short notice, and did a thorough job. I will say the aircon doesn't work as expected, though I'm not sure it was detectable really during the PPI on a cool day. Found a number of items on the car that I doubt others would have.
Good service, good comms, good price.
MOT & Also changed my oil and filter and flushed with the items I had bought
Very reliable service
Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.
Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.
That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.
As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.
We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.
We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.
Located close to the centre of Colchester our showroom supplies authentic, model-specific replacement parts direct from the manufacturer. We have the equipment to carry out work of all sizes, from bumps and scratches to complex bodywork repairs following an accident. Not only will we suggest the most suitable items and accessories, we'll fit them perfectly and within your warranty (where applicable). Our extensive knowledge of each model also means we can easily service fleet vehicles, Motability Scheme cars and classic Fords.
Great service offered, constant communication, extremely efficient. Would recommend John to everyone and in fact will, probably, never use another garage from now on.
"Absolutely excellent service from Transylvania Repairs. Not a single thing to fault all the way from initial phone contact & quote through to a superb finished job. I have never imagined about doing this job on this price and the great thing is all the jobs have been carried out in front of my eyes. Finally, all the staffs are so friendly and they do not hesitate to give you some extra valuable advice which might come handy in future.
Extremely professional, Great comms, Job completed seamlessly. Great service!
Excellent garage! Provided a great quote and did the job far quicker than expected, very good communication, would recommend and definitely use again! Thank you!
A brake, or brake pad is a system that safely enables a car to stop. Brakes get rid of the kinetic energy that helps the car move, which is done by using force of friction to convert this motion of energy into heat. Your car's braking system is made up of the following components: Brake discs, which spin with your car's wheels, Brake Pads, which push on the discs to slow the car, Brake Calipers which hold, and push, the pads, Brake Lines (or 'Hoses') which carry Brake Fluid, and your Brake Master Cylinder and Servo, which work to amplify the effort you use when pushing the brake pedal. Wear or failure of any one of these components will cause braking problems, requiring repair.
Modern cars have brakes on all four wheels which are operated by a hydraulic system and are made up of several components all of which are subject to stress which could result in breakage.
The front brakes in a car are typically the ones which play the greater part in bringing a car to stop as the weight of the car is thrown forward every time the vehicle comes to a stop.
There are different systems used for braking from one car to the next which suits the needs of the vehicle size and function.
The common hydraulic system uses fluid to apply pressure to pistons in the car close to its wheels to bring the car to a halt.
Some cars also have power brake assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.
If you need to have your brakes repaired there are several issues that could have caused the problem and several things that could be affected.
If you suspect you need your brakes repaired but your car is still drivable, there are some symptoms which could give you clues as to what the problem is.
The brakes are often the noisiest part of a car if there is an issue which means you should be able to hear a problem which cannot be said of many other broken car parts. Therefore, noticing the need for a car brake repair should be obvious. But you can check faulty brake symptoms here.
Brake pads are a critical component of a car and a vehicle cannot come to a halt without them functioning properly. Brake pads are fitted to the brake calipers which push the pads into the brake discs which are fitted to a car wheel. When a car is moving, the pads grip the discs to slow down the wheel and thus slow the car down.
A high amount of heat energy is created from the resulting friction as explained above and over time, this will wear brake pads down.
Brake pad replacement is a common job, the work to remove a worn-down-set is not complex so if you require a brake pad replacement, the repair will not be a lengthy one.
If you would like to understand how to tell when your brakes need servicing read our dedicated guide.
Brake discs are fitted to the car wheel itself and they are gripped by the brake pads.
Brake discs replacement is more expensive; the parts are more expensive than pads. Often pads are placed at the same time the discs are replaced.
If a mechanic advises you to replace your brake discs, they will likely suggest replacing the pads at the same time due to a the low cost of the part and the little extra labour time needed.
The cost of brake pad replacement may vary depending on the car make and model. This is because there are different sizes of brake pads and the cost increases as they get bigger. For example, a Land Rover will require a bigger set of brake pads as opposed to a Fiat Punto.
We have written a brake price comparison guide if you want to learn more.
If you want a good brake pad deal, you can compare quotes from garages near you by entering you details at the top of the page.
If you specifically require brake disc replacement, the work will take a similar amount of time to a brake pad replacement.
However, as highlighted above, the cost will be more expensive that pads due to the parts pricing.
Brake pads are changed by removing the wheel and unscrewing the bolts which hold the part in place. The part is then simply taken off the brake caliper and a new brake pad is fitted. The same process will be applied for each of the pads that need to be replaced.
There are many other common issues which can arise with the braking system which are not connected to brake pads and discs issues. The brake lines are susceptible to leakage as brake fluid can leak from the system if rust is untreated. The master cylinder is also a part of the braking system which can become faulty. If you would like to understand more we have a dedicated page for brake repairs.
If you want to know how brakes work, we have created a dedicated guide.
There are several obvious signs that your brake pads and discs are not operating properly. If your car is taking much longer to come to a stop, it will be clear that there is a problem with your brakes.
Other signs of faulty brake pads and discs are;
If you would like to learn more about the signs of brake problems we have written a dedicated guide.
To find the best Brake Pads and Discs Replacement service available in your region;
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best brake pads and discs deal in your area, before booking online.