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"Booked online, very efficient, there was clear pricing, no hidden costs, they kept me informed by phone call and talked through advisories they had picked up during the work and completed pollen filter change, wiper blade and headlight bulb change upon my request. Very fair prices. garage arranged taxi to drop me to work and collect me once service was complete, with no extra charge, all work completed quickly, turned around within 3.5hrs so no disruption to my day (or the school run) very pleased with the staff, all polite and respectful. Thank you "
Good job for a good price
"Quick service, nice customer service, friendly staff"
"Very impressed with work done and quality of service"
Honest & Professional
"Very happy to have used Casworth Garage. The staff were all friendly and professional and when things were wrong with my vehicle I was given the detail and shown the issues. This gave me peace of mind and I will be coming back in future - thank you for being a trustworthy and reliable mechanic."
"MOT was quick and I was kept well informed"
"no surprise extra costs. kept informed through whole process. friendly helpful staff. happy with all work done."
"Very happy with service received and the excellent value for money"
"Did a great job, gave full feedback about what they have done. Good job!"
Really Great Service
"A great garage that kept me informed throughout the service of anything that maybe required in the future. Would highly recommend and use again."
"Very happy with the work done at Marshall. Friendly service, they did exactly what was listed in the service, for the quoted price. Additional work requested was also done as asked, and they gave me a lift to and from my house while the car was with them. Would happily use them again!"
"Up front pricing and timely delivery with a no nonsense and friendly approach."
Reliable good service
"Autonation were easy to contact and answered the phone punctually. They contacted me to arrange a suitable pick up time for the car, serviced it effectively, replaced two tires and returned the car on time. I am very pleased with their service and will definitely use these guys again."
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 Peterborough 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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