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"Easy to book online, the booking was confirmed, car collected as promised. Work carried out, extra work was confirmed at a reasonable rate and car returned. Nice friendly guys that you can trust."
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"Very pleased with the work carried out and the level of customer service I received from Jamie was top notch! Thanks again"
"Fantastic service, i was booked in for my first MOT & Service (so no idea what I’m doing or what to expect) they came & collected my car early morning as I had to go into work, so they moved their plans around me. Kept me updated through calls & texts. Really well priced for the bits I had to have done to get my car to pass the MOT. Really friendly man that came & collected my car & dropped it back off, made me aware of what’s been done, gave me all my paperwork. Just a really nice experience. More garages should do the collect & drop off, it makes life SO much easier."
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"The garage collected and dropped off my car and called to let me know when they would arrive. Payment taken easily on the phone - absolutely nothing to complaint about. Will use again."
"All excellent. Friendly and helpful staff, did excellent job."
"Booked through their online booking system Sunday evening for Monday morning investigation. Received early Monday morning call stating they had received my online booking and expected my car into their workshop am Monday. Car delivered on recovery vehicle mid-morning. Investigation and repair completed by 2.30pm. Excellent service and many thanks."
"They kept me informed throughout and provided me with a hire car when they realised I would not get the car back the same day"
"Friendly, efficient and great value"
"Always pleased with the job, drop off phone call to say its ready and pick up. Easy booking and very polite"
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 can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?
As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Alnwick or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.
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