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"Extremely happy with the service, will definitely be using again!"
"Very happy with all work carried out, as it was to a high standard. Staff kept me informed of what needed doing and very good price. Certainly the best garage I have used and would recommened to anyone who needs a reliable, honest, eceptional priced mechanic with a positive attitude. Staff were also warm welcoming and service with a smile."
"Following a Sunday eve breakdown, car was recovered to Aarons Auto's. I booked in online, giving instructions. They called me in the morning with details and quote. How troublefree breakdowns should always be."
"happy with service provided"
"Brilliant garage, told me what needed to be done to pass MOT and advised on other maintenance that needs considering. Not pushy, doesn't try to pressure you into getting everything done. I chose what I could afford at the time and now know what else needs to be done as and when I can afford it."
Good service from TopGear
"Overall happy with the service received from TopGear and had a thorough report for my service that was completed, will be using TopGear again in the future."
"Job done, no hassle whatsoever. Very pleased"
"My first visit to this garage. I trusted the reviews and made an online contact. I received a call back promptly and was able to book a time convenient to me. I was impressed by the cleanliness and order in the garage and could tell that it was a professionally run operation. I was kept fully informed throughout and was spoken to in a polite and respectful way I would not hesitate in using this garage again Thank you to the team"
"Honest bunch of Lads.. no pressure.. upfront about costs.. i'd feel comfortable and happy buying my own parts and taking it to them for labour only."
"Refreshing change to have a garage with staff so trustworthy. Kept me informed of progress and once again did a good job for a reasonable price."
Friendly and helpful
"Very happy with the service provided"
Could be improved.
"Friendly and welcoming generally. Office could be made more client friendly, eg an upgrade"
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.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Derby 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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