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"Very happy with the service that my car was given"
Great friendly service
"Very friendly & polite staff carried the MOT with no problems I would use this garage again."
Can't fault this garage
"Booked in for my yearly service and MOT. Took my car in at 8:30 and everything was done and dusted for 1pm. Friendly staff and no hidden charges, will be going back whenever I need anything else doing to the car."
"Very happy! Great service!"
"Great service from Geirge and the team. Very helpful and supportive."
"It was really easy to book my MOT, I did it last minute 2 days before and they had availability. Good value, great service and really nice staff! I was delayed on a train on the way to pick up my car and the guy stayed open late for me so I could still get my car that evening."
"Efficient and quick"
"Good service at affordable price"
"Helpful and friendly staff, car is running smoothly now and the work was completed quickly and well! Thank you"
"Booking as easy and my car was picked up and dropped off at my place of work - very convenient."
"It was my first time to have my car serviced on this garage. And the service was way better than my previous one here in Kingston. I can feel the difference of my Mini when I drive it after it was serviced."
"Very Happy with the service and friendly staff would use again"
Air conditioning in a car does two things; first, it controls the temperature of the air in the car, and second, it removes some of the moisture in the air, providing a stream of dry air in the car. This helps to keep the inside of the car comfortable, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
You’ve probably noticed that you can clear a misted-up windscreen much faster in a car with air-con than in one with only a normal ventilation system. That’s because the conditioned air blown over the windscreen is nice and dry, so it can absorb the dampness fogging your windscreen.
An air conditioning check ensures that your system is running efficiently by testing its pressure. A drop in the system pressure results in insufficient cool, dry air being circulated inside the car. The garage will take a temperature reading via the car’s air vents to see whether a recharge is needed. This involves removing all the old refrigerant gas, and oil and leak detecting dye, then cleaning the whole system to remove any moisture. When the system has been cleansed it will need to have new gas and dye put in, and will then be re-pressurised.
A British icon since the swinging 1960s, the Mini is a small economy car that was made by the British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 2000 and is now under the umbrella of BMW. The transverse engine front-wheel drive layout influenced a generation of car makers, and allowed 80 percent of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage - that’s a lot of space!
In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle. The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S," were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. The British manufacturer now offers a selection of nine cars across a broad spectrum of vehicle choices, from the traditional three door hatchback to the more radical Coupe, Countryman and Paceman. It also developed a range of frugal engines, both petrol and diesel, to reduce running costs.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Ongar or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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