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"Overcharged by £10 but soon rectified with a deal on tyres. Can't complain."
"Everything went smoothly, from the booking, to the pickup and drop off. Fantastic and very helpful staff and lovely job done. Will use again and definitely recommend! Greg and Vanessa"
Very friendly and helpful
"I was able to book my car in quickly and was kept informed of work needed. Good value and very helpful staff who gave me good advice."
"Good, friendly service. Carried out the work for a reasonable price, kept me updated."
"Really helpfull as car was collected and dropped off, such an easy way to get work done."
"Very good service"
"Very happy with service"
"Will be using them again."
"I have booked MOT and Interim Service via this website to F1 Ipswich. Total £85 (interim service £60 + £25 MOT), When I showed the confirmation I have been told by F1 manager TERRY to ignore it and told me £90 short service and MOT £35. I said OK as my MOT is running out on 11th July. I left my car at 8:45 in the morning as I was asked, Terry said he is going to give me call if anything else needed done on MOT but I never received any call from F1. 3:30 PM when I rang, Terry Said he got my number wrong , which was a lie, as it was booked online for 4 July, Terry called my number to change on 7 July so he had my number. I have been told to come at 4:45. At 5:10 I was in the garage to pick up the car, everyone was in the garage but I have been told to come back tomorrow as he had shut down the computer and he will have to reboot it again to take the payment. What’s the point of using a website to book a garage but when you go to the garage they told me to ignore it."
"Courtesy car engine management light and oil light came on. Not ideal but staff very apologetic"
"I was happy with the service. Kept informed throughout, and pleased with the work done."
"Really satisfied with the service provided. Great service, great prices and amazing staff."
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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