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"Needed an MOT after arriving into Dyce from offshore. Needed it done ASAP before driving home. The staff were very accommodating and fitted me in at a time to suit."
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"After booking over 3 weeks in advance, I phoned the day before to be sure I was going to the correct place & was advised 60 min work as I was having to wait, When I arrived they had no record of my booking & with a full schedule for the day, they did manage to squeeze me in but had to wait in the freezing cold for over double the expected time, would have been longer had I not expressed my need for the car back sooner rather than later."
"New customer. Pleased with the experience. But, it was minus 4 degrees outside and I had to walkabout for an hour in that cold.s I would have much preferred to have been offered one of the nice soft chairs in reception during that time. Good customer service is paramount. It's also cheap. But the experience was very positive and I would definitely recommend this particular garage to anyone. Go for it."
"Great price, no hassle, easy booking, answered all questions, kept up to date, all work was done quickly and an extra bonus - they didn't try to rip me off like some other garages!"
"Was very impressed with online service quote and check in system. Would recommend their efficiency and value for money."
"Very happy with the service from Pit Stop- reasonably priced, and kept me up to speed on how the work was proceeding. Will use again."
"very happy..will definately go back there next year. Reasonable price."
"Easy to arrange, just dropped car off in the morning. MOT failed but garage were able to get it fixed and passed the same day. Will definitely use again."
"Very pleased with service received."
Coolant is a specially-formulated chemical liquid, commonly known as antifreeze, that circulates through a car’s engine. It removes excess heat from a car’s engine by passing it through the car’s radiator. Furthermore, the solution contains inhibitors that protect the metal, plastic and rubber in the cooling system from corrosion. And, as the name antifreeze suggests, it also doesn’t freeze up in bitterly cold conditions, so it plays an important role in a car all year long.
Coolant levels should be checked frequently, at least every 3-6 months. Low coolant can cause overheating, which would have serious implications for other components on the car. Even though coolant can leak and evaporate over time, in many cars it often looks as though the coolant never needs changing because its level seems to stay the same. However, draining and flushing the coolant system, including the radiator, at least once a year is important. Flushing pushes out all the old coolant, debris from corrosion and scale. If left in the engine, it may become clogged up, potentially causing extensive damage.
Before a mechanic drains the cooling system, he might add coolant cleaner to the coolant and then start the engine, depending on what the manufacturer specifies. After the car has run for a while, he would turn it off and drain it. He would then add water to flush it and drain it again, twice, before finally putting in the fresh coolant.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Aberdeen 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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