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"The staff were all friendly, helpful, informative and thorough. They seemed happy and friendly with each other too. The problem was identified carefully and corrected."
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"Would definitely recommend. Excellent customer service & price. Great job all round."
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Great, honest service
"Able to book an MOT very last minute, work carried out efficiently and we were kept informed of progress. Honest and friendly garage, we’ll be using again!"
"booked service on 3 occasions only to be told later that there had been a mistake and the time and date wasn't available, took my coustom elsewhere with a substantial amount of work needed done to 3 cars"
"Good customer service, even gave the car a clean as part of the full service."
"This was the first time that I have used the services of this garage. and I can genuinely say, I would not hesitate in using them again! Very helpful and friendly. A very professional team. First class!"
"First time I have used Retro & Modern & to be honest i was a bit surprised by the appearance of the place when I pulled up, it could do with a spring clean. However after picking my car up from it's service I was well impressed, it really did feel like a different car & a lot more responsive. Overall I am very impressed with the service that they offer for the price & i certainly wouldn't hesitate to use them again!"
"Gary and Claire were nothing short of amazing. Great service "
Job well done
"My car was picked up at the promised time, serviced and M.O.T'd and returned in the early afternoon.all tasks completed. What more could you ask ?"
"Great service and mot the garage went the extra mile after finding a fault with the car and sorted out a loan car and gave my car a clean will definitely use again"
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 Ipswich 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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