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A great garage
"My 1969 MG Midget was MOT'd here last Saturday. From booking the appointment to collecting my car afterwards, the staff were very helpful and kept me informed. I am happy to recommend Hillclimb Garage."
good service very helpful
"did a good job informed me before proceeding on other work.[one issue could not get air filter]"
"Always good service and helpful staff"
Very helpful service.
"Very happy with the service provided. MOT passed and kept informed throughout process."
Good honest garage
"Failed on mot but wasn't pressured into buying. Great customer service. Pleasant and friendly staff. Hard to find an honest garage these days"
local and good service
"I was recommended to this garage by my colleague, first class service, very reasonable priced provided a courtesy car whilst mine was being serviced will defiantly use them again."
"Friendly helpful staff. Car ready as promised on time."
"I was very happy with the work done on my daughter's MG. Having dropped the car off at the garage I was driven home without having to wait. I received a text informing me when the work was completed and that the car was ready for collection. The charge for the work was fair and I am very happy with the service provided. I will be using SWB again."
First class service
"Booked one car for its annual trial of nerves, the MOT...! Was impresssed enough to book two,other cars in for their respective services. Very fair pricing with a process that keeps you informed of what's happening to your car whether it be 47 years old or 12 months like two of mine! Thanks guys."
"Very happy with service will use again"
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.
MG is an archetypally British car marque, still manufactured at the historic Longbridge car plant in Birmingham. The history of MG stretches back to its registration in 1924, and the company went on to produce a range of iconic two seater sports cars. The MG Owners Club claims to be the World's largest single marque car club, an indication of the passion MG owners have for their vehicles.
In terms of models, some of the best loved vintage cars still seen on British roads are from the MG stable. These include the distinctive MG Midget with its ‘frog eye’ headlights, clean lines and nimble handling, perfect for the UK’s twisty single carriageway country lanes. The Midget was manufactured between 1961 - 1979, and MG continues to evolve and produce good looking cars. The current range includes the MG3, a practical and fun supermini, and the MG6, a contemporary fastback.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Woking 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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