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"Very helpful,friendly staff and always kept upto date of progress,they even fixed something for me and didn’t charge for there time."
"Always received a fantastic service from autocare, which is why I keep going back! For the first time this year booked in for a service and mot online and was pleasantly surprised how easy it made it for me. Certainly reducing my annual MOT fear!"
"Very happy with the whole experience, very good service"
"Quality of service for an interim is not measurable ! However great service friendly ,helpful and car returned sparkling clean well done ."
WOULD USE AGAIN
"Over all great service, kept informed through out with suggestions of work needed but no pressure to do at the time, also offered courtesy car so wouldn't be without a vehicle but job done if good time so wasn't needed. Highly recommended."
Each year, Great Service
"The staff were really friendly and helpful. I arrived really early for my appointment and car park area was full but staff came out and moved cars around so i could drop my car off early to save me driving back and returning later. The staff provided the service that was requested and didn't try to upsell me any extras (which I've had at other places). Really happy with their service each year and happy to keep returning to them in the future. Highly recommend."
"Took my car to this place for MOT and service as my husband has used them before and they were great. They body shop also helped me with an issue when my bonnet wouldn’t close and didn’t even charge me! Really friendly receptionist, called me with the issue on the MOT straight away and fixed it within the hour. Feel like I can trust this company. Would definitely recommend"
"Did everything that was needed and gave it a good clean."
Nobody got back to me
"After calling several times nobody got back to me at all"
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 Exeter 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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