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Excellent Full Service
"Easy to book, friendly staff, excellent customer service"
Great welcome and service
"Friendly welcome follwed by good service and work done promptly as always."
"Great value, went above and beyond by removing a couple of scratches"
"Excellent service, kept informed of any work that was required, given full cost upfront before deciding to go ahead with any work. Highly recommend!"
Great service as usual
"Happy with the Service"
"Really nice professional people there. They know how to handle with the customers."
"The lead fellow on reception (for the last two times I have used this garage) very much needs to improve his customer handling skills. I find him rude and unhelpful. He prefers to ignore any issues that I raise and takes a bulldozer approach to completion. One or two more similar experiences and I will be looking for another garage despite having used Best Auto Totton for many years - always with satisfaction. The previous fellow was excellent which makes the contrast even more stark. Under the current circumstances I could not recommend the garage to family and friends because I would not like them to be treated as I have been."
Very good service
"Very happy the way I was treated and the service provided"
"we didnt need any work done after mot, very happy with service. Receptionist very friendly and helpful."
"I've been taking my cars to R G for three years now. When you find a garage you can trust and you know aren't going to rip you off, try to sell you things you don't need and undertake work you can have absolute confidence in, you don't change from them. All of this I've found with R G."
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.
Skoda has a long and storied history producing cars that are sold around the world! One of the five oldest companies producing cars today, with an unbroken history right alongside Daimler, Opel, Peugeot, and Tatra, the Skoda Works were initially established as an arms manufacturing plant in 1859. Since 1990 they’ve been part of the Volkswagen group, and this Czech brand is now known for producing a fine range of excellent value, high quality cars.
The current range comprises everything from the compact Fabia to the incredibly spacious Superb Estate with a mix of off-road and high-performance cars thrown in for good measure. The practical Yeti is an agile SUV with off-road capability, while the Octavia VRS offers sharp sports car speed.
On top of all that, customer satisfaction has consistently helped Skoda rank highly against more established competitors.
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