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Very good service
"Happy with the work alyhough a little pricey"
"Friendly, professional and helpful"
"M O Tease R Us could not be better. We recently changed to them after poor experiences with local garages. Our car is collected and returned with no fuss and the rates are very competitive. Nadim is always friendly and helpful and the work done is of excellent quality."
Friendly local garage
"To be honest, I just had it serviced along with the MOT so there was nothing noticeably wrong beforehand."
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"Yes, i was very happy with the service"
"Most competitive price I could find. They were quick and helpful, no BS. Would trust in future"
Great Quality Service
"My first time using Smiths of London and I must say for me the quality of the service was great .... as a woman taking your car to the garage can me very stressful as I have not got a clue....however I never felt like that. They made me comfortable and I felt they were being open and honest. I will definitely go back and they are highly recommend."
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"A genuinely reliable and professional workshop who don't bullshit you. The work is always first rate."
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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