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"Friendly staff and didn't treat me like an idiot when i turned up a week early for my MOT, great value for money and was pleasantly surprised by a freshly washed car at the end. Friendly swift service and will definitely use again."
"I paid for a major service on my car. I utilised the free pick up and drop off service from my house offered by G C Auto Limited because I had a busy work schedule. For the pick up, they arrived on time. During the day, they called me to say some work needed doing and talked me through that. When they were finished, they dropped off my car at home and put my key through the letter box because I was still out. I paid over the phone which didn't take long. I think the price of the major service was good value for money compared to other garages."
"Very efficient garage with excellent customer service"
"Will definitely use again in the future"
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"First time I’ve used this garage but their collect and drop off service was important to me and worked really well. Can recommend and will definitely use them again."
"A member of staff picked my car up and took it for service & MOT at 9am, got a call about work needing doing at midday and had my car dropped back to me at 4ish with all the work done and paperwork inside car. Really professional service and always happy to answer questions. Used this garage twice for MOT & service now and would never go anywhere else!"
"Great pick up and drop off service so I didn’t have to wait around."
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"Smooth and helpful service with no problems with my car dropped at my home in good time."
"Very happy with the work. Quick and professional. Already recommended the garage to family."
"Helpful staff, happy with all repairs I get done there. Would definitely recommend."
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.
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