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Great customer service
"Very helpful, quality work and great customer service"
"First time I had used Westlake and found them very good. Came to collect my car as promised and returned in good time. Only criticism after a service it is nice to have your car cleaned. Just gives it that extra service boost."
It doesn't exist anymore!
"Drove around for nearly 2 hours looking for this garage amongst many other garages and awkward one way streets spoke to two different mechanics rang to voicemail about 10 times... The company went bust about 3-4 months ago... Why this is still on this site I don't know!"
Great service all round
"Great garage. Picked up and dropped my car off back at my home and kept me informed throughout."
"the online booking failed but once that was sorted all was well"
"Extremely friendly staff. Very helpful and honest. Prices are one of the best around."
"Good service, especially given they picked up and dropped off my car for no extra cost. Friendly and communicative staff."
"Very good experience - they picked up my car from home on the day I requested for free and returned it that afternoon."
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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