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"This is my second year using The Pitstop for my MOT and service and once again the service was brilliant, these guys really go above and beyond. The value for money is outstanding, the work completed very quickly and the staff are all really helpful and friendly! Definitely recommend, especially to any single ladies that worry about being taken advantage of by not knowing about cars, these guys are the best!"
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"The amount of work that needed doing came to a lot of money but the guy telling me about the work needed really did his best to lower the cost and get me the best deals."
"The idea of getting your car picked up and dropped off is amazing but my main gripe is the Chap took all the air fresheners off and left the mats and doors covered is mud. I spent ages cleaning this off and I just wish they'd take more care."
"Great customer service and very helpful staff and workmanship"
"Eventhough they mention lift available that day on the website, but there was no lift available. Wrong information. The reason i booked with them was due to lift available on that day."
"I was really happy with the serve and friendly staff who informed me in advance and gave me the option weather or not i wanted the extra work done by them before they continued with the rest of the service."
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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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