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"Easy to book and communicate with."
Worst services and suppor
"Never in my life have I seen such awful service. Why RAC associate themselves with such awful garages I could never tell. I booked a pick up and noone came or even bothered to call to explain to me. Worse off, this was Christmas eve and I had a holiday booked driving with that car but my MOT now wasn't done. Absolute cock up. Never again and don't even try this garage. Manager is rude, hung up when I called without apology. Awful. "
"Happy with the service and quality"
never called me back
"no one called to book it"
Good at keeping you informed and fair price
"They gave me a fair price and kept me informed throughout the service. I'm very happy with the garage."
Very helpful staff
"Very efficient and helpful garage. Very honest work that is carried out and if it isn’t needed to be done then it doesn’t get done with advice when due. No issues always good and reliable garage"
Good, would use again
"Smooth transaction, will use them again for 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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