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"Arrived 30 minutes before they even opened in the morning and was still welcomed by all of the staff to take my car in for it's MOT. It was done quickly and was extremely cheap, the staff and professionalism overall makes me want to consider these for my next car!"
"Easy process from booking online to my car passing it MOT. Kind helpful friendly staff even a lift to work once I’d dropped my car off"
"Happy with the service and my car was finish when they said it would be"
"I was extremely happy with the quality of service I received. Really went the extra mile."
"Fast and efficient service. Nice surroundings"
"Great garage to deal with, patiently put up with my cars niggles. Highly recommend"
"went in for AC recharge and told them about a fault nobody else could resolve after spending over £300 at the main dealer and a local garage. They took the time to listen and had a look. After 10 mins the fault was found and another 10 mins fixed at a very reasonable cost."
"I was totally happy with the service I had from rentatech car came back spotless"
"All good, but could open early so could get to work at normal time."
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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