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"Very professional, great communications and good value"
Good work done but
"I need to book another appointment to complete my job"
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"Quick and friendly. Just had an MOT done and they pointed out some follow up work that needed doing without any pressure to have it done by them straight away. Will definitely use them again."
"Excellent contact from garage right from start, checked over car whilst doing service, advised several things, but never pushy, I had some extra work done, very happy with prices, superb value for money, reliable, friendly, I wont go anywhere else in future, cant recommend highly enough, best garage in Bedford in my opinion."
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"Was treated nicely and listened to about my car issues.Charges very fair.So very satisfied.Excellent."
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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.
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