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"Good cleaning of car after work done would be helpful"
Quick and Easy MOT
"Can't fault this garage, booked in online and then received information regarding drop off. On the day it was quick and had my car back by lunch."
Will Use Again
"I will use Livingston Autocare again in the future. Friendly and helpful."
Will recommend to family
"They were honest and that means a lot."
Grea service as always
"Have used Colin for many years - always does an excellent job for a fair price"
"Very happy with service no hidden extras"
"I booked my car in for its MOT, and was extremely pleased with the friendly, informed service I received from Kevin and his staff."
Great and quick service
"I was completely happy with the service I received-mycar was ready in the afternoon to collect while other garages usually is until they close."
Great service, as always.
"As per usual; great service, helpful and friendly staff. Would 100% recommend."
Great service as always
"Carried out the work same day and at a reasonable price, great to find a garage you can trust"
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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