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MOT not complete
"MOT started sometime mid afternoon but was immediately halted due to discovered damaged on multiple tyre rims. These are being rectified before MOT and Service can be done."
"Kept informed and friendly staff"
"Great job done from start to finish with top quality workmanship and great staff."
Great repairs & service
"Kept me informed and quick, on-time and priced ok - cant ask for more"
very good service
A busy garage
"As far as I can tell, the work expected was done. The engine fault light no longer appears."
Couldnt ask for better
"Having used before was so impressed that I will always wait until I am working in this area if my car needs work. Love the ability to book online - fantastic options for collection/loan car - on this occasion came to my workplace to collect and dropped back off with no hassle bang on time. No issue with taking on extra request at short notice. All at very reasonable price."
Carried out as requested
"Very happy with service. Friendly staff."
"Good value and good time keeping. Good value and time keeping."
Not keept informed
"Actual service was top quality. Unfortunately I was told Imperial Cars will notify me in due course when MOT+Full service is ready which did not happen. I dropped my car at Chertsey Service at 8.30 am and only after sending them a quick email at 4.30 pm did I recieve a one liner telling me to come and pick it up. I feel this can definetly improve!"
"Quality of staff and service received was very good, and very accommodating when I needed to amend my appointment."
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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