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Great Service as always
"Been coming to Aaron’s for years. Efficient, reliable and friendly service as always. Would recommend to anyone, great to have a garage you can trust."
"Very satisfied with the service, best money value and honesty."
"Very reliable and changed shock absorbers for me, was very informative and didn't try to rip me off."
"Guys did great job - completed as promised on time, very accurate, very responsive and supportive. Great service - I will be back!!"
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"Overall a great service, collected for free and returned same day"
"Efficient service and very friendly staff. I have taken my car/s here for many years (MOT and repairs) and always been impressed. Definitely recommend!"
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Really good service
"Used for the first time last week. Very happy with the service, so much I booked my other car in with them. Down to earth and not interested in ripping you off unlike most garages. Would recommend"
"Picked up car and dropped back with no issues. Kept me informed of progress and advised on work that needed doing. No hard sell, just good quality service at a competitive price."
"Helpful and polite let me know what needed doing within the near future"
"Haven’t had a winter check done before, and he seemed really knowledgeable nd genuine about what I needed (it’s my first rear-wheel drive car). Advised about tyres but no hard sell like other garages. Will happily use them again in the future."
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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