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"Very friendly and great communication from the garage. Arranged and time to drop of and collect and great value also. I will definitely return as a customer there."
"Very happy with service been informed about everything. Previous garage told me I need breaks changing and I have booked with Eldon with my Mot.. they rang me and informed that my breaks actually not need doing- really happy "
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"I was really happy with the quality of work done on my car and the customer service at this garage. I paid a fair price for the work done and I was very pleased with the details within the paper work I was given, showing me what was done on my car. I’ve never had this from another garage so I was really pleased. This is definitely my new garage for any work that needs doing on my car."
"Friendly staff, work was performed quickly and to a high standard"
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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