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Great service & value
"I dropped my car off at the garage, which is easy to find and local to city centre (20 min walk). I received a call in the afternoon to notify me of recommended work on my car. I was quoted the price of parts and labour, but was not pressured into having the work done there and then, which I greatly appreciate. I was then called back once my service was complete. I arrived at the garage, where my car was waiting out front. The customer service was friendly and polite from the guys that I dealt with. I made payment, received all my paperwork and service book and drove away. I will recommend Auto Nation and will be sure to use this place again. Thank you."
"Good garage decent price"
"Great service, very polite and respectful!"
"Realised my MOT ran out in a couple of days and after seeing this garage had availability for the next day I booked it. Got a phone call from them within an hour advising what time they could fit me in. Arrived slightly early and was advised they were running about half an hour late which I didn’t mind as they had fitted me in at very short notice. Car MOT’d and all good. Staff very courteous and polite. Pleased with the service."
Very professional service
"Very happy with the service"
"Friendly & informative. Price was very competitive and I was impressed with their standard and quality of work. Will now be my regular garage."
"Good job ,high quality service"
Really good work
"Excellent customer service and knowledge"
"Very happy, Car is running well. 10 and out 10 for great service..Thank you."
"great place, trust worthy guy"
"Booked online, very efficient, there was clear pricing, no hidden costs, they kept me informed by phone call and talked through advisories they had picked up during the work and completed pollen filter change, wiper blade and headlight bulb change upon my request. Very fair prices. garage arranged taxi to drop me to work and collect me once service was complete, with no extra charge, all work completed quickly, turned around within 3.5hrs so no disruption to my day (or the school run) very pleased with the staff, all polite and respectful. Thank you "
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 Peterborough 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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