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"Booked last minute as hadn't realised that my MOT was due. From start to finish, the whole process was amazing! Jordan emailed straight away and communication from the garage was spot on! We did need extra work doing- brake pads but they did give us the choice and said that it may pass it's MOT without getting them done. We didn't want to risk it and the price was reasonable. The mechanic even showed us the worn brake pads that he had removed. I will definitely be using this garage again. Thank you Jordan!"
All round good service.
"Promoted with "pick up and delivery". Forgot to mention, as part of the promotion, that there was a charge for this service."
"Good service at a good price"
I would recommend!
"I origionally booked my car in for an MOT. Unfortunately my car broke down at work a few days before. P&M motors were willing to take my car at short notice and worked effortlessly to get it fixed. I really appreciated their efforts. Thank you P&M motors"
"Fantastic service carried out by helpful and polite staff. Would 100 % recommend"
"Quality, quick service"
"Polite courteous professional"
"Picked up and dropped off my car which was so convienient. Ever cleaned ny car before bringing it back."
MOT not complete
"MOT started sometime mid afternoon but was immediately halted due to discovered damaged on multiple tyre rims. These are being rectified before MOT and Service can be done."
"Kept informed and friendly staff"
"Great job done from start to finish with top quality workmanship and great 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 Nelson 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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