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"Excellent service, with a car for me whilst the work was done. Really pleased"
Great Service & helpful
"First time user of this garage, staff very helpful, contacted me regarding work required & highlighted issues raised by MOT. Waiting area available, as well as MOT viewing area. Fixed price servicing available."
"All done on time and, as far as I know correctly. Impression of competence and honesty."
"Very happy with job, just over an hour and mot done"
"Very happy with all aspects"
"MOT and repair works all done in one day. Brilliant communication."
"I was very pleased to get a booking so quickly after Christmas and the guys were all there on their first day back at work. They kept me informed by phone of the cost of the work and completed it on the day as agreed. Overall I was very pleased and will certainly use Brookside Autoservices again."
Always great service
"Great service, really awkward car problem due to being a hybrid. They lent us a car so we didn't have to struggle on the school run. Work was completed quickly and to a great standard."
"I took my car in last wed for an MOT and the speed and efficiency was amazing."
"I've used this garage a few times now, very impressed with the work and the upfront honesty throughout. Would definitely recommend this garage."
Great Customer Service
"They collected the car and returned after MOT and service. Will use them again for the second car."
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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