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"Exactly what it said on the tin. Nice lollipops too."
"Easy collection from home allowing me to work from home. After an initial MOT fail, all the work needed to get it to pass was done quickly and to great standard and at a very reasonable price too. Russell kept me informed as to the issues and how much it would cost right from the start. The car now drives superbly well and I have peace of mind that it's been properly serviced and repaired and I now have a perfectly clean MOT for a year! Thank you all at Fergussons, I will be back!"
"exceptional staff, very rare in this day and age."
"Was happy from the minute I spoke to the person on the phone , very patient and Very helpful"
"HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE"
"Was kept informed throughout the inspection about what work needs doing. Very professional ! I will be using them from now on."
Couldn't fault the device
"Great team working there from mechanics to admin team full mot done small work completed but all prompt and fairly priced"
"Always go the extra mile to ensure I'm not without a car for too long"
"All work completed on schedule, great value and high quality. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful team."
"Very happy with the prompt, efficient and polite service I received. Will be using this garage again."
"Love the pick up and drop off. Very convenient"
"Had my car mot and serviced, plus a few minor repairs, was very pleased with the price and quality of service. This is the second time I have used Sloane Service, and would recommend."
The brakes on your car utilise fluid pressure.
When the brake pedal is depressed, it activates a plunger in the master cylinder,
which pressurises the brake fluid in the pipes and hoses causing the brake components to move.
Brake repairs are one of the most common reasons to visit a garage; all cars need their brake discs and pads replaced at regular intervals. Some of the warning signs for brake failure are squealing or grinding noises when depressing the brakes, or the brake feeling 'spongy' when the pedals is pressed. And of course if you need to brake increasingly hard to effectively slow or stop your car, then you could well be looking at brake replacement.
There are two main types of brake systems: disc brakes and drum brakes.
Disc brake systems are comprised of two pads per wheel, which clamp down on the brake disc when the brake pedal is depressed. When the fluid becomes pressurised, it sends a plunger in the calliper forward, forcing the brake pads on either side of the brake disc to squeeze it, which results in the slowing and stopping of the car.
Drum brakes operate in the same way as disc brakes, but with a different design. They both use friction to slow and stop the car, but drum brakes use shoes, instead of pads. The shoes are inside the steel brake drum itself, which spins with the wheel. When brake pressure is applied, a component called the wheel cylinder expands, forcing the brake shoes apart and towards the inside edge of the drum. Drum brakes are usually found on older vehicles, or just on the rear brake system.
Smart Automobile is a company headquartered in Böblingen, Germany, that has marketed a range of microcar and subcompact vehicles. Marketed in 46 countries across Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe, the design concept for the company's automobiles was first developed at Mercedes in the early 1970s and in the late 1980s. It was quite a lengthy gestation period, and the first model was finally launched by Daimler-Benz in 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original two-seater (called the Fortwo) now in its third generation and the Smart now being available as a fully electric offering.
The brand name Smart derives from its early cooperative studies with Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART - although we have to say, it does make it a bit difficult to search online with a name like that! Overall, it is a very specialised company that builds ultra-compact cars, designed to carry up to four passengers through congested city streets with ease.
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