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Service was good overall.
Additional price for fully synthetic oil fill...Very informative and efficient with the work on the servicing, evening noted when our MOT will be due and will send out email...Overall very pleased with the service!
Very good value and included synthetic oil Comfortable seating and quick and professional service. 10/10
Good service, took a little longer than they said, but overall would rate them good.
Great service. MOT and Interim Service. Had some extra costs but fully justified and pricing was OK. Second time I have been to In and Out, both times excellent.
Would recommend. Really help. Very prompt. Thank you
Good job but abit pricey
Would definitely recommend these guys, they are experienced in their field of work. Honest and hardworking mechanics, got my fuel filter changed and oil serviced. Got a lot of free advice and learnt things which I didn't know about my own vehicle. Finally to conclude the service very impressed and 100% would give them a call, if I need any further work on my car.
It turned out that a good clean of the EGR valve would suffice for the moment. They saved me a bunch of money. Instead of paying £75 for labour and around £300 for the part I ended up paying only £120 all together. They seem very professional. I was given a lot of advice and details about my car which otherwise you will not be offered for free. Very punctual and hard workers. I highly recommend them.
Good service & friendly guys. National Tyres had quoted me almost £300 for the same job!! The price was good in comparison.
Ice cold air con very happy with the regas
Great Service. Did what they said they would do in the time they said it would take.
Good service and very competitively priced. I will go back again.
Sorted my air conditioning very quickly and even checked my tyres. Great service.
contacted them , told them when i needed car done, very helpful. Very intensive mot, only failed on a front coil, i elected to have coil replaced by ORION Motors in Basildon rather than at F1 as it was half the price F1 quoted, but had it re tested at F1 few days later retest fee £17.50
Matt's fantastic, keeps you in the loop completely with what's gone wrong and what needs to be done. Tells you all of the costs so you can make your own decision and has clearly invested in the best equipment and staff available to make sure it's all done properly. Easily the best quote I received, very fair on price and brilliant service. Would definitely use again!
Really pleased with the service from Mat, job completed on time they even found a problem i never knew about professional and curteous definitely recommend
Very good service. Will be recommending to friends and family.
Matt at Motortechs was professional, knowledgeable and quick to update me with any developments in the job. Utilising various services at Motortechs they were able to resolve the issue I came in with and various other things I has been meaning to look at. I was offered various solutions aimed at keeping the costs as low as possible. A few months later my car is running perfectly and I will be returning with any motoring issues I have in the future.
They contacted me very quickly . The job was cried out the following day professionally and I also arranged for some additional work which was carried out within days at a time suitable to me . I'm really pleased with the the work a and the price and would def recommend them
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.
Excellent service. Great work. I will be using Andrew again for sure!
Best service I have ever had a fantastic mechanic and I will be using TST for all my vehicles in the future. Well recommended
Good communication, arrived on time and did the work with no problems. Would use again..
excellent, friendly punctual and used best quality parts. efficient job done. will use them again. pricing very fair. thoroughly recommended
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.