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Quick MOT, great price
"No unnecessary repairs, very good price and super friendly! I would def recommend it"
"Great value, I’d recommend to anyone , they even sorted my screen wash jets without asking!"
Quality service & garage
"I was very happy with the services I received. Replacing brakes can be expensive work. While I had to spend a lot to get my car fixed, it wasn't as much as some of the horror stories I heard online about other garages. Also I know they used high quality parts and my car is running much more smoothly now. They kept me informed about what work would be needed throughout the day. Only negative was that I was supposed to get my MOT half price (for £19) because I was getting it with a full service, but when I got home and looked at my bill, I had been charged full price (£39). Overall quality service, good garage, would recommend."
"very friendly and work completed in good time with no unexpected problems"
"Rang as soon as it was done.. always a great service with these guys"
"I can't fault this garage."
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.
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