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"First time I’ve used this garage but their collect and drop off service was important to me and worked really well. Can recommend and will definitely use them again."
"A member of staff picked my car up and took it for service & MOT at 9am, got a call about work needing doing at midday and had my car dropped back to me at 4ish with all the work done and paperwork inside car. Really professional service and always happy to answer questions. Used this garage twice for MOT & service now and would never go anywhere else!"
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"Smooth and helpful service with no problems with my car dropped at my home in good time."
"Very happy with the work. Quick and professional. Already recommended the garage to family."
"My car had a Full service which was completed in good time and with communication throughout the full process. The cost was very competitive and the value is excellent having made a thorough search within the north east area. The only thing I would like to mention is that a few days later, I noticed that the new oil filter was leaking (faulty seal). This was replaced without any problems."
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"Great service very friendly staff, quick service"
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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