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"Stewart was very helpful and friendly. Service and MOT done within 6 hours - I know they were very busy that day. Very happy."
Very good service
"Very happy with the service provider."
Happy with Service
"No issues. Good value"
"Booked MOT online although had to change day. They got the car in and looked at very quickly though with good communication and very friendly staff. Would use again for sure."
"used a lot of garages in the past with varying degrees of success but after using this garage for the past 2 MOT's i'll never go anywhere else again . no unnecessary work done and always kept informed about anything that was required. labour rate very good ."
"I'm happy, fast and good price."
"Spoke to Nikki. car booked in job done on hassle."
Excellent local garage
"Able to reserve and MOT spot at short notice, updated throughout process, great customer service and very quick!"
"Happy enough with the service and reasonable priced"
Perfect service & mot
"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."
"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."
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.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Aberdeen or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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