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"Kept informed all the way In terms of cost and work required. Online booking was easy. Friendly helpful staff. Nice clean modern waiting area too. Service cost was very competitive and brakes definitely needed doing. Overall a good experience."
Service and MOT
"Great that I could get this done on a Saturday, which will help most people no end. Mechanic was informative and the work carried out in good time. My car seems to run much smoother after the work done, which is not always the case sometimes."
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"Great value for money, honest - they don’t make you pay extra for things you don’t need and staff are very friendly! Will definitely use again"
"Always bring my card here quality service and always genuine, honest and willing to go the extra mile and help... highly recommend"
"Very helpful and answered queries"
"Great garage, friendly staff, great value for money"
"Very happy with this local garage. I have had my MOT done there for the past couple of years. I find this garage genuine and they never overcharge or do unnecessary work on my vehicle"
"My car had been recalled by BMW about a month prior to the MOT and they had advised there were no issues with the car so I was curious what a garage would say. The fact the car passed with no advisories, matches with what BMW said and shows me they're an honest garage which is like gold dust! I found the staff really friendly on the both the phone and in person and would highly recommend."
"happy with work done"
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 can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?
As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Stevenage or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.
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