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Great family Garage
"Great service, lovely people to deal with."
"Booked my MOT and got a confirmation email of the time. Arrived and the MOT was done promptly while I waited. Very helpful."
"Very cheap for quality service."
"Great experience, I booked online the night before and I got a 9 slot."
"very quick and efficient service. explained results fully."
As always they were great
"As always they were great"
"Happy with service"
"Arrived on time Very reasonable price Kept in touch throughout the day Offered to valet aswell so had a sparkling car when it came back as well. Would use again!"
Down to earth and honest!
"Leo was great! Very friendly and honest, sometimes I worry about going into a garage and being ripped off because I'm a woman. However i didn't feel like this at all and Leo was very open and honest and explained everything to me. Will certainly be returning for when my service is due!"
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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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