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Great service !!
"I was hoping to get my car beck next day at leaset, but instead it was ready the day i droped it there ;D I was really surprise. Everything was done. All the 'problems' were explained to me, there was few thing that i thought should be fixed, but they didnt required any work, that saved me some money. Great garage, awesome people, definitaly going back whenever i will have to. Thank guys for great job ;)"
"My car was picked up and dropped off from and to my home. I think this is a brilliant service to offer especially because I have children."
"Very happy with the service - couldn't fault them"
"First time I used Top Gear & I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent service received. They communicated well, collected the car when they said they would & I'm pleased with the quality of work - what more could you ask for? Perhaps a wash & polish would be the icing on the cake!"
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Very Good service
"Although I had to wait a while for my car to be ready, I had a very good experience with top gear and will use them again."
"Very happy the added value of the free collection and return service. Prompt on time and a pleasure to deal with. Just what you would expect from a good company."
"Really friendly and helpful guys! I was struggling to get my car in on the day I wanted due to work commitments, but they offered to pick my car up and dropped it off when they were done, taking the payment over the phone so I didn't have to take any time off work. In the past they've been very honest about the work needed, they won't try to make money out of you and you can see they take pride in what they do! Would 100% recommend!"
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"Had a service and MOT on my 2006 Honda Jazz. The work was done quickly and to a good standard. Great value and will be using Top Gear again!"
"No unnecessary repairs carried out, advisories with explanations on timescales to stay safe."
"The work carried out was to a high standard and well organised. "
"The customer service was outstanding at short notice they still were very kind and collected and returned my car for me as I have a 4 month old which I didn’t want to be out in this heat for long periods of time so I was very greatful that they managed to get me in so thank you so much!"
Any rotating object has to be balanced in order to reduce vibration and optimise its performance. We're all familiar with the vibration caused by an unevenly loaded washing machine drum; that's what your car tyres have to endure if the wheels have not been properly balanced. As a tyre wears, its balance may change slightly. And when you have new car tyres fitted, you will definitely need to have your wheels balanced.
If your car has a wheel that is out of balance, you will probably notice it most at speed. Often you will find there is a particular speed where this is most noticeable, and you’ll feel it through your steering wheel.
Your garage will usually take the wheel off the car to check its balance. They put the wheel in a machine that spins the it, and measures the vibration. The mechanic adds small weights to the rim of the wheel - the balancing machine tells him where to attach them - and the mechanic repeats the test until the wheel is satisfactorily balanced.
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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