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"Really happy with service provided by Linda and staff at C.A.T.S. Kept informed all the way through - have used before and would use again - high recommendation - thank you ."
"I was very happy with the service I received"
A* good service
"happy with service"
"Will use again, great price and first class service"
Very Good service
"The service was carried out in very good time and I was informed every step of the way how it was progressing. They even washed the car for me, saved me a job !!!"
"Booked van in for mot at a time convenient for me, failed mot on one item, due to nature of my business the van was needed and the garage offered to repair there and then so it would pass mot at a very reasonable price. Staff were friendly and helpful and i was kept informed on all of the works progress, would recommend the clutch centre ipswich, thanks. Dan"
"Friendly and enthusiastic staff. After service was finished car was washed. Service book updated."
"Friendly staff, quick but reliable service. very good value for money."
"Excellent service, friendly /helpful staff. Prices very reasonable. Can't fault this garage. Thank you."
5 star service
"Everything was great! Also super friendly staff!"
"I was very happy with the service"
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 Ipswich 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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