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"The service was good and effeciant. I was given advice about my car and it was a superb work. Would use and recommend. Fair price as well"
"I cannot fault this garage. The service was professional, efficient and friendly. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends and family."
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"My Alfa failed on it's timing belt unexpectedly. Other garages told me to scrap the car. Bodmin looked carefully and recommended to replace belt and water pump and look the engine for it's real failures. Result; A repair that cost me slightly higher than the belt and pump and an engine that will run another happy 50k miles Thanks a million for rescuing me Note all this on time, under budget and with picture updates of the process. Brilliant ;-) !!!"
"Very helpful,efficient and great value."
Usual excellent service
"My Alfa spends a lot of time here for various reasons. I’m always met by a friendly face, sound advice and speedy and resonably priced work with a bit of military discount too. Highly recommended."
Great service and staff
"As in the title, the staff are very friendly and helpful, they completed the MOT quickly and had the car ready for me in under 3 hours. Overall I am very happy with the service and will definitely be using them again."
Great service as always
"great service as always, freindly staff with good knowledge"
"Everything was good, including video of checks and car washed at the end."
"Very polite and professional staff, the owner is a lovely lady, very helpful and friendly. Done my service and MOT with no problems and reasonable prices."
"I will tell everyone to go here, at last I’ve found a garage that makes me feel at ease!"
Friendly, rapid service
"Short notice MOT, oil change, ready next day. No problems with service or quality. Probably not the cheapest place."
"Friendly service. Fine on price. Helped deal with a warranty people, though would not accept direct payment from them"
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.
The makers of the Italian Alfa Romeo began getting involved in car racing in 1911, but things didn’t start ramping up for them until they switched to mass-producing small vehicles rather than hand-building luxury models after the end of the second World War. Over the years they’ve competed successfully in many different varieties of motorsport, from Grand Prix motor racing to Formula One, sportscar racing, rallies, and touring car racing, but they're still known for their beautiful cars above all else.
When it comes down to it, modern Alfa Romeos are as reliable as just as cars from any other major manufacturers, but are frequently flashier looking! The MiTo and Giulietta add a bit of Italian charm to the supermini and family hatchback models respectively due to their smart styling and unique interiors. And on top of that, both are available as sporty ‘QV’ models in true Alfa Romeo tradition. Of course, you’ve got the lightweight Alfa Romeo 4C if you’re looking for a Italian sportscar to play around with.
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 Warrington 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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