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"Always try to use this garage for my MOT, great service and a very friendly place"
"Car was serviced and when it needed new wheel bearings I was informed and the work completed during the same day (the car is 14 years old so extra work was expected). Car came back cleaned inside and out."
"Reliable and efficient local garage. I've been a regular customer and never been disappointed."
"Dave and the crew were very helpful and friendly and ensured my car was looked after and done promptly with regular updates"
"Job done quality with no delays, pleasant service. Thanks"
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"Very happy. Bilal was awesome."
Attempted to overcharge
"Good work, but person not in sync with bookmygarage.com, as a result he nearly charged me a lot more than the quote i got originally. Other than that, good and prompt work."
"Dean was extremley friendly and down to earth. He was great with my little boy too! As I only had a service and outcome was that there was nothing to "fix", i can't really comment on the actual quality of work. The fact that I was a woman who clearly knows nothing about cars and the car got a clear bill of health, shows he is trustworthy and honest which goes a long way! I would highly recommend."
Friendly and professional
"Greta staff, very friendly. Kept me informed over the phone, did the job on time, and charged me less than I had anticipated. Overall great experience!"
MOT efficient service .
"MOT carried out in timely way"
Great speedy service
"Another reliable repair by Dundalk."
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.
Driving in London
London is the most densely populated region in the UK, and so it presents challenges for motorists who need to get around the capital fast. On average, drivers in the London commute zone waste an extraordinary 82 hours a year to traffic congestion. Fifteen of the 25 most congested roads in the country are in London: Bedford Road in Clapham has been rated the worst, with Uxbridge Road in Southall and South Ealing and Eversholt Street in Camden also in the top 10.
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