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"Friendly, professional, affordable"
"Always keeps you up to date with the progress of repairs, useful collection service for those less abled."
"Lovely guy came and picked my car up took it to the garage then phoned throughout the day with updates. Then car got delivered back to me. Excellent service"
"Used this garage for Multipoint Inspections on all cars in family and few repairs / adjustments and can't fault them, especially the staff."
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"Was contacted by Stoneacre after making booking and told about a Multipoint check for £14.99 which included a free litre of oil to take away. From arriving to leaving the service was excellent and even shown around points of concern whilst vehicle on ramp. The garage did not have the free litre of oil suitable for my vehicle available and therefore did not charge me a penny for the inspection. A good print out showing what was inspected etc and areas of concern along with quotes was given too. Well done Stoneacre Goole. First class customer care even for something they did not receive any payment for. 10/10"
"It was done in the shortest time possible."
"First time i have used Fitch autos,great communication with very polite staff ,kept well informed of when car would be collected and returned to me,very happy with quality of service will use this garage for all my service needs from now on,would highly recommend. "
"Efficient. Easy to book and kept well informed . Excellent !!"
"Polite and friendly service - all work carried out satisfactorily as quoted."
"Dropped it off in the morning and was phoned to say it was ready a couple of hours later. Really friendly service and would recommend them to anyone."
"Excellent service. I was shown what the problem was, given a price and a time for completion. I received a text message when the car was ready. Friendly staff, willing to answer any questions and give trustworthy advice. I've used the garage before and will definitely use again."
"All good - easy to book in, friendly service, kept informed and fair price."
When you're driving on a bumpy surface, your car's shock absorbers help to stop the car moving about and vibrating too much.
They are installed on your car's suspension and most cars have a shock absorber for each wheel. Although they don't support the weight of your vehicle, they control the suspension over rough surfaces, keeping the tyres in full contact with the road at all times.
They also absorb the impact of up and down movements for the rear suspension (not many cars have a rear axle) and front suspension components.
A piston inside the shock absorber moves up and down along with the suspension and springs to absorb the energy from the road. Hydraulic fluid or air chambers in the shock absorbers absorb excess energy.
Proton is a Malaysian car manufacturer which set up shop in 1983 on the orders of the then Malaysian Prime Minister, whose aim was for the country to build its own national car. Today Proton exports to more than 50 countries worldwide including the UK, where it has been selling vehicles since 2009.
One of the most popular Proton models currently sold in the UK is the Gen-2, a family saloon which also comes in an ‘Ecologic’ dual-fuel variant. This gives you the option to run the car on LPG, which will save you money on fuel costs. The other main current models on offer are the Savvy, an inexpensive compact city car, and the Satria Neo, a 3 door supermini.
Proton’s partnership with Lotus engineering has led to improved steering and cornering; the Gen-2 in particular gains plaudits from drivers for its comfortable ride. However, in general Proton drivers frequently report noisy engines, as well as bemoaning the interior’s rather cheap look and feel.
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