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"All staff very helpful and attentive. Good value for money. Overall excellent service."
Well informed throughout.
"I booked online and was called and offered a choice of times that were available. The Lady was very polite and professional. I was informed about the advisories and the benefits of having the work done, but with no pressure whatsoever for them to do any work. Great service throughout!"
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"I am very happy with the service received and the value for money of the work carried out. Ali on reception was very helpful and booked me a courtesy car. Chris was very knowledgeable about possible issues that I had with the car and all was carried out with the minimum of stress to me."
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"Highly recommended. Thank you"
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"Very happy with the service received. Booked online it was a very simple process that is efficient and convenient to use. Test completed quickly and within the time frame given and the staff are friendly and helpful."
"Great service a couple of bits needed sorting to pass the mot & the garage sorted them for a small fee. A couple of advisories but wasn’t pressured into getting them to sort them like most garages would."
"This was my 2nd visit to garage as had another car serviced and MIT earlier in year. Staff are very helpful and keep you informed."
Friendly and efficient.
"Helpful staff and fitted me in at short notice. As my car passed the test and the fee is a standard one I can't really make much comment. They seemed very professional though, and I would use them again."
A car radiator disperses heat away from the main engine block. A car engine works by burning fuel (whether petrol or diesel), and this generates a considerable amount of heat. In addition, a car engine has many moving parts; this movement creates friction, which in turn adds to the heat.
Because a car engine must remain not too hot in order to avoid overheating and seizure, when it reaches a certain temperature the thermostat opens to allow the flow of coolant and water around the engine and back to the radiator, where it loses heat to the cooler surrounding air. The front grill of the car allows outside air to blow over the radiator. If the radiator gets too hot, for example on a very hot day, or when the car is stationary, a fan behind the radiator starts, helping to blow air over it.
The most common reason for needing a car radiator repair is a leak. There are many seals, gaskets and hoses in the cooling system that can deteriorate or get a hole in them. Furthermore, every radiator needs to be properly maintained and the coolant must be kept topped up. Your garage should provide coolant changes at the same time as your annual service.
It’s also a good idea to check your car’s coolant level regularly. If it seems to be dropping a lot, then you may have a leak in the cooling system.
Japanese firm Subaru’s heritage comes from the skies: the company developed out of the Nakajima Aircraft Company (1917-1945), which in its day was the largest aircraft manufacturer in Asia. In 1954 the company debuted its first automobile with the Subaru 500, Japan’s first mini, but Subaru’s story really started in 1972 with the launch of its symmetrical all wheel drive. It’s this factor above all which makes Subaru stand out from the crowd - 4x4 is standard on every car that Subaru sells in the UK (apart from the Justy city car).
Subaru currently sells seven models into the UK including the popular Outback, the original ‘crossover’ and a trusty and tough SUV. Other much loved models include the Forester, a slightly smaller SUV ideally suited to rural driving, and the Impreza - a rally champion turned practical family car.
Subaru owners display impressive brand loyalty, and for good reason. These cars are known for their longevity - it’s not unusual to see Foresters and Outbacks on the used car sales boards with over 200,000 miles on the clock. Part of the reason for this is Subaru’s unique flat-lying ‘boxer’ engines, with pistons which punch horizontally, like a boxer, rather than up and down as in a traditional engine. This means less vibration and friction, and better lubrication, particularly on start-up. In some ways, Subaru build cars which are seemingly almost indestructible! For safety and reliability across the board they consistently score very highly indeed with drivers and independent reviewers.
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