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"Put my 10 year old car in for its annual MOT test and the car sailed through its test, the only thing that needed to be done was to secure a loose heatshield at the rear of the car - something I was already aware of and had alerted the garage to prior to my arrival. Despite the tightening up of the MOT standards, no other issues were noted which to me proves that this is an honest garage. Been using these guys for years now, so glad that they're really close to my work."
"Work was carried out quickly and staff were very friendly. Really glad I found them"
Great as always!
"Have used this garage for years and will continue to do so."
"best price in town with friendly staff. recommend"
Good friendly service
"All round good work and friendly staff , good value"
"Excellent garage with very nice staff. I recommend using Pit-Stop"
"The only thing I would say needs to improve is the condition of the courtesy car. It was an old Corsa and it was very dirty inside."
"Always good customer service. Did book online this time & booking never went through but they did fit me in on the day I had booked for."
"From booking the vehicle in to pick up when complete all went very well. Staff helpful and friendly and workmanship very good."
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.
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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