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"Very happy with the service that my car was given"
Great friendly service
"Very friendly & polite staff carried the MOT with no problems I would use this garage again."
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"Booked in for my yearly service and MOT. Took my car in at 8:30 and everything was done and dusted for 1pm. Friendly staff and no hidden charges, will be going back whenever I need anything else doing to the car."
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"Great service from Geirge and the team. Very helpful and supportive."
"It was really easy to book my MOT, I did it last minute 2 days before and they had availability. Good value, great service and really nice staff! I was delayed on a train on the way to pick up my car and the guy stayed open late for me so I could still get my car that evening."
"Efficient and quick"
"Good service at affordable price"
"Helpful and friendly staff, car is running smoothly now and the work was completed quickly and well! Thank you"
"Booking as easy and my car was picked up and dropped off at my place of work - very convenient."
"It was my first time to have my car serviced on this garage. And the service was way better than my previous one here in Kingston. I can feel the difference of my Mini when I drive it after it was serviced."
"Very Happy with the service and friendly staff would use 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.
A British icon since the swinging 1960s, the Mini is a small economy car that was made by the British Motor Corporation from 1959 until 2000 and is now under the umbrella of BMW. The transverse engine front-wheel drive layout influenced a generation of car makers, and allowed 80 percent of the car’s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage - that’s a lot of space!
In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle. The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S," were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. The British manufacturer now offers a selection of nine cars across a broad spectrum of vehicle choices, from the traditional three door hatchback to the more radical Coupe, Countryman and Paceman. It also developed a range of frugal engines, both petrol and diesel, to reduce running costs.
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