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"The garage gave an incorrect price on the site. Then once the car was took stated I booked a basic service when I clearly chose options for a full service. Wouldn't recommend"
Great, efficient service
"Booked online and received a prompt call back. Great customer service. Very happy with job"
"Very happy with everything,"
"Been here three times now for three different things and they’ve been great"
Helpful and friendly
"I thought the tires would need replacing and they could easily have done that and made more money but they looked at them and said they were still fine. Real sense of working to get the job done not make money."
"Good customer service. Above and beyond."
No problems - recommended
"Left car with them for a couple of hours and MoT done. Easy peasy."
"Staff were very friendly and professional. MOT and service were done quickly and was a good price. Will be going again next year!"
Good Value Service
"This was my first time getting my car serviced, so wasn't sure what to expect, but staff were really helpful on the phone and at the garage. Service was quick and and good quality, and good value for money compared to other garages I looked at in the area, will definitely use for any future work."
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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