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Great, reliable service
"Metro Auto Centre were great and called me to check before they made any alterations to my car. Will definitely be back!"
Very good service
"The work was done timeously, thoroughly and at a reasonable price. Very happy (as always) with the service I receive at Fergussons Auto Services."
Good mechanics workshop
"Mechanics were honest and it ended up being cheaper than I expected"
"I didn’t actually end up getting my car done here to due to a family member being taken ill but the lady that works on their reception was amazing so I will definitely be going here in future"
"fast service all done within an hour"
"Booked the MOT late the night before as they were closing. Turned up in the morning and were able to fit me in straight away and cleared the car and cleaned it"
"Great service and very friendly."
Very good service
"Good engagement from the garage, kept me informed and completed all the work without drama. Would use again."
"Very easy drop off with timely update on progress. Very easy transaction, will definitely be using them again."
"Always friendly and efficient"
A* from beginning to end!
"Easy to book online and select what I wanted done. Great help getting my car started to get it to the garage. Kept me up to date and explained all the work that needed doing. Will never go anywhere else!"
"Great service and helpful 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.
A heritage German brand that has been a favourite for decades, it’s hard to throw a stone without hitting someone who owns or has owned a Golf at some point in their life! It’s essentially a rite of passage for anyone searching for a safe, reliable, and family-friendly car.
Interestingly, Volkswagen has three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time - the Volkswagen Golf, the Beetle, and the Passat. Not bad, right?
Known for their reliability and value for money, VWs have long served as a reasonably priced little sibling to the more luxurious Audi, receiving excellent reviews across the board when it comes to the motoring press. You’d be hard pressed to find a range of cars as practical, safety-conscious, attractive and just generally good to drive as a Volkswagen.
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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