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"Great value online booking was great no problems at all Thank you"
"Put my car in for mot at 9 am and they didn’t get it done until 5.45pm which I think is unnecessary long. Could have communicated better. Other than that garage was pleasant."
"very friendly and helpful staff. a pleisure to deal with."
"First time I have been to this garage and very happy with the work done, will be back."
"I am happy with the service , I dropped my car in the morning and it was ready for collection at 14.00hrs. Very friendly staff . Garage offers annual intermediate and full services at good prices."
Fast quick service
"I was really pleased with the work I had done. Customer service was excellent, I was kept well informed about what was happening during the day. Would definitely use Pit Stop Aberdeen again."
"Happy with the service"
"Once I booked online, I had a phone call the next day from the garage to confirm which was great. This was my first time using this garage. After a slight mix up when we first went in (there were 2 customers with the same name) everything was great - we got a phone call when the MOT was finished and feedback from that, then another once the car was ready for pick up. There was a slight problem with the bill - just a bit of mis-communication but the owner of the garage was brilliant and sorted it out no problem. I will be a returning customer."
"Very happy with the service"
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 Scotland
Motorists in Scotland come up against a range of challenges. The tourism and festival hub of Edinburgh experiences the extremes of urban congestion; but drive out into the Highlands and you may find yourself squaring up against one of the herds of long-horned Highland cattle that roam freely in some areas. BookMyGarage can compare garages the length and breadth of Scotland, whether you’re negotiating Glasgow City Centre or gazing at the expanse of Loch Ness.
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