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"Needed an MOT after arriving into Dyce from offshore. Needed it done ASAP before driving home. The staff were very accommodating and fitted me in at a time to suit."
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"After booking over 3 weeks in advance, I phoned the day before to be sure I was going to the correct place & was advised 60 min work as I was having to wait, When I arrived they had no record of my booking & with a full schedule for the day, they did manage to squeeze me in but had to wait in the freezing cold for over double the expected time, would have been longer had I not expressed my need for the car back sooner rather than later."
"New customer. Pleased with the experience. But, it was minus 4 degrees outside and I had to walkabout for an hour in that cold.s I would have much preferred to have been offered one of the nice soft chairs in reception during that time. Good customer service is paramount. It's also cheap. But the experience was very positive and I would definitely recommend this particular garage to anyone. Go for it."
"Great price, no hassle, easy booking, answered all questions, kept up to date, all work was done quickly and an extra bonus - they didn't try to rip me off like some other garages!"
"Was very impressed with online service quote and check in system. Would recommend their efficiency and value for money."
"Very happy with the service from Pit Stop- reasonably priced, and kept me up to speed on how the work was proceeding. Will use again."
"very happy..will definately go back there next year. Reasonable price."
"Easy to arrange, just dropped car off in the morning. MOT failed but garage were able to get it fixed and passed the same day. Will definitely use again."
"Very pleased with service received."
Wheels and tyres, as with any rotating object, need to be balanced in order to reduce vibration. A good example of this is when laundry is loaded into a washing machine unevenly, the drum is not correctly balanced, so vibrates. Similarly, wheel balancing ensures that the weight of the wheel and tyre is even around the axle.
You should always have your wheels balanced whenever you have new tyres fitted. Car tyres which are fitted on wheels that have not been properly balanced will wear very quickly and unevenly. This is due to the inconsistent points of friction between the tyre and the road, creating an effect like rubbing sandpaper on the tyre aggressively. Losing grip this way could be very dangerous and the vibration also makes the car’s ride very uncomfortable, possibly to a point of distraction that might lead to an accident.
Wheels are typically removed from a car before their balance is checked. They are placed in a specially-designed machine and spun to measure the vibration. Small offsetting weights are placed at points on the rim of the wheel based on results from the balancing machine. This is repeated until the machine reports that the wheel is balanced.
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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