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"Have used this garage twice for MOTs and my late Father liked getting his little Toyota serviced here, no issues, definitely better than D&G along the road who are nothing short of useless."
"kept informed of repairs and costs and how long it would take."
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"I am happy with the service , I dropped my car in the morning and it was ready for collection at 14.00hrs. Very friendly staff . Garage offers annual intermediate and full services at good prices."
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"Always a great service from LVS. Never had a better service from any other garage."
"My car was washed as well as having the work undertaken"
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"Fast, efficient work, diagnosed my suspension problem within two hours of dropping the car off and repaired for only £30. Will definitely be using them in future."
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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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