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Can't fault anything
"Everything was spot on, collected car, informed of repairs/advisories and not pushy, car dropped off. Couldn't ask for more!"
"Jordan kept in contact from the booking being made until the car was returned. Very happy with the service."
"Another excellent experience dealing with Top Gear."
Can't recommend enough
Honest and hard working
"The service at GK is fantastic. I've always found it hard to trust garages, but Tim and his team are brilliant at explaining work to a complete novice and are considerate of working hours. Couldn't recommend GK enough!"
"The collection of the car is very handy, they picked up and dropoed off my car at exactly the tines they saud they would. The whole process was very easy and efficient, would def use again"
"Car picked up when stated, dropped off when expected. Very polite and made the whole process an absolute breeze. Both cars done in two days. Highly recommended"
"Really happy with this garage. Took my 07 plate 206cc for full service and MOT, mechanic (Steve) highlighted some issues which needed attention so they fitted it in really quickly and delivered it back to my home address afterwards. Car feels like new now! After getting some work done at a different garage last year and then Top Gear to do an MOT I said that I would use these guys first next time, which is what I did, and couldn't be more happier. Thanks guys"
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 Derby 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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