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"This is my third visit to this garage and I have been impressed by their service and attentiveness to customers. I had a very minor niggle following the oil change which was addressed immediately with no quibbles, just a friendly, courteous and professional customer service. Following the service I asked if the garage would kindly investigate a further issue identified following an earlier MOT elsewhere. They were happy to do so without charge and produced a video healthcheck of my vehicle. The garage doesn't allow customers into the workshop and beneath vehicles on ramps (understandable due to H&S...) but will produce a video highlighting any faults which I found invaluable. I will return with confidence and recommend without hesitation. Thank you to this 'Secret Service' garage from a happy customer."
"Been using this garage for a few years now ,Nothings any trouble."
"Have been using FTS since moving to Gosport nearly thirty years ago. Always helpful and don’t get the feeling of being ripped off like some places."
an honest garage
"prompt service free courtesy car"
"Really helpful staff, happy to explain to someone very new to cars what needed doing, and go through all advisories. Fit me in at a time that worked for me finishing work, and completed the job a lot quicker than expected whilst I waited. Super cheap too! So impressed."
"Very Happy .will use this garage again."
"Useful being able to book service online. Car was in the garage for only half a day. All work done as requested"
"Good service with friendly informative staff."
Really helpful team
"Decent garage to get your vehicle repaired"
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.
Citroën is a major French automobile manufacturer, and has been part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group since 1976. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën, within eight years Citroën had become Europe’s largest car manufacturer and the 4th largest in the world.
Citroën also produced Europe’s first completely steel-bodied car, all the way back in 1924. Ten years later, Citroën introduced further innovation to the world of automobiles with the Traction Avant, the world's first mass-produced front wheel drive car, and also one of the first cars with no chassis frame holding the mechanical components.
In the following years, Citroën produced the world’s first hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension system, the first mass production car with disc brakes, and swiveling headlights in cars, which allow for greater visibility on the road. You can say they are good at innovation!
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Deeside or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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