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"I was hoping to get my car beck next day at leaset, but instead it was ready the day i droped it there ;D I was really surprise. Everything was done. All the 'problems' were explained to me, there was few thing that i thought should be fixed, but they didnt required any work, that saved me some money. Great garage, awesome people, definitaly going back whenever i will have to. Thank guys for great job ;)"
"My car was picked up and dropped off from and to my home. I think this is a brilliant service to offer especially because I have children."
"Very happy with the service - couldn't fault them"
"First time I used Top Gear & I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent service received. They communicated well, collected the car when they said they would & I'm pleased with the quality of work - what more could you ask for? Perhaps a wash & polish would be the icing on the cake!"
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"Although I had to wait a while for my car to be ready, I had a very good experience with top gear and will use them again."
"Very happy the added value of the free collection and return service. Prompt on time and a pleasure to deal with. Just what you would expect from a good company."
"Really friendly and helpful guys! I was struggling to get my car in on the day I wanted due to work commitments, but they offered to pick my car up and dropped it off when they were done, taking the payment over the phone so I didn't have to take any time off work. In the past they've been very honest about the work needed, they won't try to make money out of you and you can see they take pride in what they do! Would 100% recommend!"
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"Had a service and MOT on my 2006 Honda Jazz. The work was done quickly and to a good standard. Great value and will be using Top Gear again!"
"No unnecessary repairs carried out, advisories with explanations on timescales to stay safe."
"The work carried out was to a high standard and well organised. "
"The customer service was outstanding at short notice they still were very kind and collected and returned my car for me as I have a 4 month old which I didn’t want to be out in this heat for long periods of time so I was very greatful that they managed to get me in so thank you so much!"
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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