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"Great service picked up the car and dropped it off afterwards. Very polite and courteous and kept me informed throughout."
"Always use this garage , good pricing and told of cost before work carried out"
"Very friendly and were kept informed of any work that was required before they did it."
"Car was picked up and dropped off, plus I think I got a free wash as my alloys came back cleaner than they were before!"
Great all round
Great service and MOT
"Great customer service, MOT and service was prompt and a very good price. Will be returning again"
"Very quick and friendly staff."
Great garage will return
"Great experience and price only comment I have is that I wasn't contacted before work carried out but was reasonable price and glad it's fixed. Will return and recommend to others - thank you"
"Wonderful service, I’ve been recommended them by many people and will definitely be back."
Exceeded my expectations
"An extremely positive experience in every way. Highly recommended."
"Quick simple and accommodating"
Very happy with service
"Nice and simple. Car collected, sorted and dropped back. Both my cars go here, as did several of my work mates on my recommendation. Very nice office 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.
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