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"Cannot fault Bassett Nissan, top class people"
"The full service, I believe, is good value for money as the car is cleaned inside and out as well. Honda Recovery is part of the deal and the car is picked up and returned to my door. What more could you ask for? The face of Bassett Honda as far as I am concerned is Phil. He is the man I have most contact with as it is he who comes to collect the car & he's really pleasant & friendly and I know that he is a good and careful driver."
Mot great service
"Very happy, will be back next year"
"Fantastic team, dedicated to fulfilling their contractual requirements both as a professional company and a friendly local team. Always nice to speak to them."
Will be using again
"Everything went smoothly and I was happy with the service I received from the staff"
"Wife recently took my car to sort headlamp bulb on my car. First time to this garage. They were really helpful and not expensive. So booked in this week for mot. Failed on rear brakes needed replacing and all the work was also done by the end of the day. Not expensive either."
"I loved the video that was sent to me with recommendations."
"We have taken our cars here for years. Always honest, reliable and they never do work without asking. Always great advice and service."
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"Efficient and cheaper than other quotes"
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 to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Swansea 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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