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"All work done as expected and I was kept informed. Prices reasonable."
Great customer service
"After a bit of a mix up with an online booking the company did all that they could to make sure the problem was rectified. They booked me in for the next available day and communication was excellent. Claire at the Ipswich depot was brilliant and was very good and keeping me updated and aware of the extra work that needed doing."
imperial cars servicing
"polite and friendly staff, very accommodating and good facilities for those wanting to wait for work to be done. will definitely be visiting for future service work."
"I have always found the workers here to be both polite and professional. there have a very good knowledge of the cars and have always been very fairly priced."
Fast reliable service
"Very happy with the service"
"Easy to book online, superb value for money. Prompt collection and return of my car. Kept informed about repairs needed. Everything was explained so it was easy to understand. Friendly and professional people. Will use this service for all of our car services and MOT's from now on! Really impressed! Thank you!"
"Good work done promptly and informative staff."
"Great service from Darren, kept me informed of the work that needed doing to pass my MOT and had the parts in and fitted that day. Couldn’t ask for more and I’ll certainly be back for any future work."
Really friendly staff
"It's always a shock to get a big bill but I believe they did a great job and were very helpful and efficient"
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 Ipswich 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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