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"Wasn't happy my car failed its MOT (but who is!!). Garage rang with the details and a price for the work. I asked for a slight tweak (different brand of tyre) and the garage gladly obliged. They then did their best to get the car back as soon as they could."
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"I'm very happy with my experience at Best Auto Centres Ltd, very helpful and knowledgeable staff and great prices so I would highly recommend to everyone."
"Always go the extra mile to please there customers. Always satisfied with work and price!"
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"Lovely lady arranged everything from start to finish. Pick up and drop off very convenient too."
"It was my first time using manic Mechanics after a recommendation from a friend. I only had an MOT but the service was great. I waited there whilst it was being done and the staff there was constantly on the phone to customers keeping them informed of the work being done on their cars. How busy they was there also goes to show how good the service from them is. I'd highly recommend them."
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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