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"Airbourne motors are really efficient and always treat you with genuine personal interest. They listen and offer helpful advice. very efficient, good value. totally recommend."
Mot and service
"Happy with work done"
"The service was excellent,thankyou"
Always spot on
"Always happy with the service and quality of work from Ingleby Autos. I’ve taken my cars there for years and wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Also as a female I like that they don’t treat you as if you have no idea what they’re talking about."
Ashington Service Centre
"Everything was done with politeness, you felt they had known you for years which gave you a very comfortable and relaxed feeling. They were professional and efficient which means I wouldn't hesitate to go back for any other work to be done on my car. Thanks lads & lassies."
Friendly and helpful
"The staff were friendly and helpful. I cannot comment on the standard of the workmanship, but time will tell. The set up seemed very professional and well organised. I did book this garage online as it offered pick up and drop off of the car, as it turned out this, and my chosen appointment time, were not available. In future I’d bear this in mind in choosing a provider off this site as the convenience is important to me."
3 Year MOT
"Good friendly service."
"Dropped car off and collected 2 hours later - no problems"
"Have my car serviced and MOT here every year. Very happy."
"Slick and efficient as ever!"
Usual excellent service
"Been going to Tom's for years always fantastic service and reasonable prices"
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 the North East
With its vibrant major cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, the North East also has some of the most breathtaking drives in the country. The Northumberland coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, harbouring destinations such as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh Castle. The easternmost parts of the North East are also among the driest in the UK, although snow and ice can frequently cause traffic disruption in the winter months.
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