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"Didn’t tell me I needed brake pads until I turned up to collect car but otherwise good value and workmanship"
Veey good service
"Convienient opening hours"
"I’m pleased with the service this garage offers."
"I have used MC Autos a couple of times for general repair and MOT they have always provided great service always been honest"
"Great service and fair price"
Couldn't ask for better!
"This is the 2nd time I have used MC Autos. The first time I had some repairs done to my wheel alignment, they kept me up to date of when my car will be ready, they rung me before any further work went on. When I picked my car up the mechanic explained to me thoroughly what was wrong with the car and exactly what they did to fix it which gave me a good understanding as I know nothing about cars. I had my MOT done most recently, and again, everyone was helpful, it was an easy process, no issues. Overall MC Autos are kind, genuine, and good at what they do. I will definitely be using these guys in the future for any problems and servicing of my car!"
Great all round service
"A very warm welcoming family business, wonderful experience kept me informed throughout the process,will definitely use again."
"Extremely happy with 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.
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