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"Had an mot, full service, light repair, wheel replacement & headlights adjustment. Friendly service, kept me updated and explained everything they were doing. Really helpful to have the courtesy car as well, would have been so difficult to get to work otherwise! Only fault was that when I picked my car up, after service but before repairs were completed, as I was driving the panel underneath the car fell off and had to festive back to garage with it hanging down! To be fair to the garage everything on my car is quite rusty and they fixed it straight away no problem! Gino also glued my gear stick knob back on as a favour which was lovely!"
"Happy with service and staff."
"Booked in easily. Paid for pick up and drop off service. Rang to check if I wanted some optional extras. Let me know outcone if MOT and cost of bulbs and wiper. Very friendly and will visit again"
"Very professional and efficient."
"Very happy .also open on Sundays which Is brilliant."
Couldn’t ask for more
"Very efficient in organising services, polite and well mannered. Would more than happily go there again."
A good standard
"Car runs better now"
"Brilliant customer service and an honest bloke"
Great service & value
"I dropped my car off at the garage, which is easy to find and local to city centre (20 min walk). I received a call in the afternoon to notify me of recommended work on my car. I was quoted the price of parts and labour, but was not pressured into having the work done there and then, which I greatly appreciate. I was then called back once my service was complete. I arrived at the garage, where my car was waiting out front. The customer service was friendly and polite from the guys that I dealt with. I made payment, received all my paperwork and service book and drove away. I will recommend Auto Nation and will be sure to use this place again. Thank you."
"Good garage decent price"
"Great service, very polite and respectful!"
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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