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Can't fault it
"Excellent service. Lowest price I could find locally. Price included complimentary collection of car from home address and return. Collection driver phoned me in the morning with time of collection."
"Very happy with the job done"
"Great service, friendly staff, good price."
"Came to pick car up, serviced it and dropped back off with no fuss. Good value and friendly service."
Quick and great
"I would never let anyone else to touch my car but these guys at Shaw Street Garage. They know what they doing and always quick and efficient the service they provide. Can truly recommend them."
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"Work was completed to a good standard."
Great, friendly service
"Very friendly and informative"
"A very easy experience, who needs Renault. From collection to drop off not a single problem and half the price of Renault dealership"
"I was very happy with the service and workmanship"
"The service was even cheaper than originally quoted and the service was excellent!"
"Got a booking within a couple of days so quick in that sense and staff seemed friendly. However, I dropped my car off at 9am and asked for it back by 3pm if possible. I had to ring up at 2pm to check progress-was told another hour. I had to ring up again at 4pm to check progress as still no phone call to let me know and was conscious they closed at 5.30pm and worried it may need extra work etc which would mean I had no car again the next day. I was grateful of the quick booking but communication needs improving."
"Another MOT Test passed, our second car we have had tested this year, always good 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.
How can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?
As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Bolton or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.
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