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Great service and value
"Had the 4x4 serviced and MOT'd - they collected the car from home and returned it after the job was done. Very efficient service and excellent communication . Highly recommended."
"Easy to book and quick turnaround"
"I have used Barnside for several years now and find them to be a friendly and professional garage with fair pricing."
"Friendly professional service, no pressure discussions on advisory work, fair competitive pricing"
Very satisfactory overall
"Good one-stop shop - easy & pleasant experience"
Good work but expensive
"First time use of garage. Friendly and helpful staff and really helped getting a lift back to base either way."
Mot & service
"Great service, friendly and very reasonable on price"
MOT quick and painless
"MOT quick and painless"
Great service for MOT
"Booked in quickly, easily and work carried out on time"
Efficient and helpful
"Very happy with the process of booking the MOT Test online. The work was handled efficiently and I was grateful that the team were able to arrange things so that I was not kept waiting too long. Having WiFi available and a place to do some work was also really useful. I shall use Barnside Motors again."
"Very easy to book online. Clear pricing on website. Excellent service and delivered back on time. Could not fault ! So much better than main Mercedes dealership !"
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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