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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.
Superb service. Aaron texted 15 mins before pick up, about an hour later to confirm work needed, and 15 mins before delivery. Clearly knowledgeable about the car - reassured me about a whining noise and confirmed no work necessary, checked that the cam belt had been changed at 60,000 miles, and explained that a slight knocking noise from the exhaust was nothing to worry about (as Buzy Beez tyres and exhaust had also told me). In short, really good bloke providing a great service. Thanks!
Took my Astra in for an MOT and Service. Aaron was brilliant, he was upfront and honest about everything including the price. Could not fault the service he offered. Would recommend and will be using AJH again!
I really rate this garage I will definitely use again no questions. Very well priced, would recommend to anyone.
Found the problem and sorted it fast! Turned out it was a faulty battery, so under warranty I was able to get it replaced for free by the original garage I purchased from. Great work from AJH! Thanks!
Wonderful chaps great job, will use again
Good service, it's like driving a new car!
Derek was very nice and did the job pretty quickly. It did cost less than I was expected as they found that there was no need to replace the front wheel bearing. I would recommend this garage
Excellent service and very competitive price. Recommended.
The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.
Here at Hartwell Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.
Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.
Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.
A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
Mark is an experienced and professional mechanic he came to our home and replaced break pads & discs he was very through and cleaned each section. Tested the car afterwards. Payment by card. Invoiced via email. I will be using him again for the fair price, skills, and convenience.
Great service, very informative telling me everything that was done on the car. Would definitely recommend.
The work was easy to schedule, the final price was as quoted, and staff were helpful and friendly
Prompt. Curtious and very straight forward with honest open opinions regarding your vehicles welfare. Highly recommended. Will continue to use this independent local garage !
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.