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"I have used Chris Palmer's for many years on different cars, always seem to offer a good service at reasonable prices - with better value via the bookmygarage site. I've always found the staff helpful and friendly."
Very good service
"I'm very happy with service. Original parts were used and quickly finished. Complementary car been given, old and dirty Micra which need a little bit of clean. Highly recommended."
"Very happy with service, great staff, not expensive"
"Very happy I chose Mikes Motor . Excellent service and very polite and prompt."
Would highly recommend
"This Company did exactly what they said they would. I selected the date and they delivered on the date that i requested (you would be surprised how many have not done this before). They made the whole process easy by collecting my car at the time they said they would and delivering it back speedily. They kept me informed before and during of what would be happening. If i was to make just one small recommendation it would be to bring the car back with a little valet as this is what some of the bigger chains do and it is a nice touch. I would definitely come back to you though."
"No problems very accommodating regarding timescales. Had a call a few days before as a reminder."
"Happy with the service, staff I dealt with and will be continuing to use them in the future."
"The garage staff were really friendly and the service seems fine. I realise I should have reiterated when I needed the car back by, but that was a small issue."
"2 nd year runnig we have used techno quip for our service and mot, excellent job again"
"Booked in for full service and MOT along with some problems with the brakes, unfortunately failed the MOT on a few things (general wear and tear) was kept informed of what needed to be done and what the cost would be before the proceeded with the work. Great service and even arranged a loan car for me on short notice. Highly recommended and have even been told if there’s any little bits that need doing (bulbs, fluid top ups etc.) to pop back and they will be done free of charge."
"I am happy"
"Will be going back for future work"
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 South West
The South West contains some truly iconic destinations, including Stonehenge, the New Forest, the Eden Project and of course the fantastic beaches of the longest regional coastline in Britain. The region’s biggest city is Bristol, and other major conurbations include Plymouth, Bath, Swindon and Bournemouth.
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