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"took the car in for a service and the turn around time was very good and even suggested additional work that i could have done that was done by previous garage, but wasnt forced to have it done at all"
"Excellent service, totally professional, perfect."
"It's the best customer service that I've had from a garage. The communication was excellent before, after and during my MOT and I wasn't left wondering about what was going. I used the collection and drop off service which meant that I was able to work without any disruption to my day. This will definitely become my regular garage."
"Great service and I’m very grateful for the car pick up and drop off!"
"The offer of cut price mot with the service and a free courtesy car was a bargain"
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"very happy with the work and the help from the guys there, great value for money. Value for money, best around."
"Great Service and communication"
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"Having been hit with a large bill to get my car through its MOT I feel that the price I paid for parts and labour was at the top end of what you should be paying. While the work is ok and they did tell me the cost up front it still feels like I've been overcharged when the car was already in and being worked on. I won't be going back again or recommending the garage."
"Excellent service. Very Belgium & informative."
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 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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