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"The mot was done in perfect timing, was told I’d be given a call around 11:30, 1 hour after I dropped the car off. I received my call at exactly 11:29 to say it was done and ready to pick up! Super happy with the service and communication received"
"Everything was made very easy, friendly service and really pleased with the work and communication throughout. Really happy to have found a local garage that are a pleasure to deal with and we can trust. Will definitely be back next year."
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"I just chose a day I wouldn't need my car and booked it, my car got picked up in the morning and returned to me by a friendly man later. He took payment straight away so I didn't need to worry about anything at all! The price was incredibly reasonable for what I had done and the work seems to have been done well!"
"Very happy with work. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation."
"Very friendly staff that keep you informed about everything that they’re doing on your car."
"Very happy with the service and quality of workmanship."
great service throughout
"Jupiter Garage are lifesavers! On the day of the actual service my car refused to start due to a flat battery. Not only did they fit a new battery at a very affordable price but they collected my car from where I live, so that the service could go ahead and I wouldn't miss work. Absolutely outstanding service, I wish I had known about them earlier. I'm planning to become a regular customer."
"Friendly staff and great value for service"
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.
Smart Automobile is a company headquartered in Böblingen, Germany, that has marketed a range of microcar and subcompact vehicles. Marketed in 46 countries across Asia, North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe, the design concept for the company's automobiles was first developed at Mercedes in the early 1970s and in the late 1980s. It was quite a lengthy gestation period, and the first model was finally launched by Daimler-Benz in 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original two-seater (called the Fortwo) now in its third generation and the Smart now being available as a fully electric offering.
The brand name Smart derives from its early cooperative studies with Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART - although we have to say, it does make it a bit difficult to search online with a name like that! Overall, it is a very specialised company that builds ultra-compact cars, designed to carry up to four passengers through congested city streets with ease.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Scarborough 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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