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"Great value, helpful and friendly. Will use again and highly recommend."
"This is the second service I have had here and as usual excellent service."
Good to deal with.
"Honest assessment of what was needed."
"Really excellent as always"
"Staff were lovely and very helpful. Kept me informed through out the day. Wasn’t happy that I requested a car but the staff who called back said I wouldn’t need one as it was only an hour.. so I agreed to sit there for an hour. When I turned up I was told it was for 3-4 hours. Had to arrange a lift to my hospital appt and back to collect car. Also my mirror inside the car had that day fallen off so I mentioned it to them, they charged me £6.50 to put it back on.. really shocked me! Not sure why I was charged as it wasn’t any new pieces etc just screwing it back on.."
"Had a basic service done on mine and my wife's Audi cars and MOT on both. All expectations met, no problems or issues so far. Very happy with overall service especially the free courtesy car, and will be booking again with Imperial cars."
"would definitely use them again, very happy with the service and price."
Excellent local garage
"Friendly professional service, everything explained thoroughly, very reasonable prices."
"Could not fault them at all, did an excellent job at a reasonable price and keep me informed would recommend to family and friends"
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 Exeter 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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