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"Brilliant all-round. Have older, basic car but was treated with the same respect & courtesy as someone with a new Mercedes. No hidden costs. Have recommended Imperial to others & will be returning this year."
"Brilliant value, no hidden extra charges, friendly and also have fantastic opening hours."
"Happy with all service"
"Excellant service advisor, great price paid. Tyre depths and brake pad thickness not recorded on the service sheet when they should of been."
A bit steep
"Although the staff are really helpful and friendly, I find their prices are too high and you don’t get rewarded for repeat business."
Great work, friendly team
Positive all round!
"I chose Imperial because of the reviews on this site, and wasn't disappointed. The car was collected [I was phoned beforehand to check the time was ok]. While the car was with them had another couple of calls to note actions that should be taken and whether or not I wanted the done. Super courteous and helpful at all times. Then a call when it was done, and a check that it was convenient to bring it back. Excellent price and outstanding service."
"Very happy with level of service offered"
"many thanks to parts manager & lucy"
"Good prompt job."
"Good service friendly staff"
"Brilliant from start to finish, Very helpful, great price, was done faster than expected and phoned me straight away. Couldn’t be more pleased"
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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