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"Needed an MOT after arriving into Dyce from offshore. Needed it done ASAP before driving home. The staff were very accommodating and fitted me in at a time to suit."
No record of booking.
"After booking over 3 weeks in advance, I phoned the day before to be sure I was going to the correct place & was advised 60 min work as I was having to wait, When I arrived they had no record of my booking & with a full schedule for the day, they did manage to squeeze me in but had to wait in the freezing cold for over double the expected time, would have been longer had I not expressed my need for the car back sooner rather than later."
"New customer. Pleased with the experience. But, it was minus 4 degrees outside and I had to walkabout for an hour in that cold.s I would have much preferred to have been offered one of the nice soft chairs in reception during that time. Good customer service is paramount. It's also cheap. But the experience was very positive and I would definitely recommend this particular garage to anyone. Go for it."
"Great price, no hassle, easy booking, answered all questions, kept up to date, all work was done quickly and an extra bonus - they didn't try to rip me off like some other garages!"
"Was very impressed with online service quote and check in system. Would recommend their efficiency and value for money."
"Very happy with the service from Pit Stop- reasonably priced, and kept me up to speed on how the work was proceeding. Will use again."
"very happy..will definately go back there next year. Reasonable price."
"Easy to arrange, just dropped car off in the morning. MOT failed but garage were able to get it fixed and passed the same day. Will definitely use again."
"Very pleased with service received."
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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