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"Very pleased with the service I received, staff were polite and friendly. Car is a running better, this is just like you want a garage to be, and they don't rip you by adding extra bits. I am recommending this to friends and colleagues. Definitely go here for repairs and service to your car. I have worked in the car repair/service industry so I know they are doing a good job."
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"The garage kept me informed of the progress of the work, carried out the work on the same day and charged a very reasonable rate for labour and parts."
"The staff were very friendly would definitely go again"
"Highly recommend this garage. All my family use it. Only problem this time was that I booked online and requested a curtesy which I did not receive. Luckily I had family to pick me up."
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Great service as usual
"Very satisfied with the timing, service and was offered a car while mine was being worked on."
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Great job as always
"I have used MTS Motors for years and they always do a great job . They respond quickly if I have a problem with my car , with minimum fuss."
"Service, quality all excellent keeping me informed of any issues and explaining fully"
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 Poole 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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