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Always good service
"A little pricey compared to some BUT...my dad always recommends, been here for last 2 MOTs, can't fault anything, lovely staff and do a fantastic job. Highly recommend."
"Easy to book online, friendly service, quality work and reasonably priced."
"Always use this garage, helpful, friendly staff"
"Booked through their online booking system Sunday evening for Monday morning investigation. Received early Monday morning call stating they had received my online booking and expected my car into their workshop am Monday. Car delivered on recovery vehicle mid-morning. Investigation and repair completed by 2.30pm. Excellent service and many thanks."
"Drop my car off in the morning. Picked it back up at the end of the day. Car went straight through with a few advisorys. Very pleased with the service and will be returning should I need anything sorting out in-between my next test. Thanks Oakdale garage staff. :)"
"I used this garage as my dad had used it for years until he sadly passed away. He was delighted with the services provided and as soon as my tie to a main dealer expired I switched to this garage. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Thank you!"
Brilliant reliable garage
"I have used fastfit for many years, there's never a suck in of breath and a shake of the head when you have work that needs doing. A very honest and reliable garage that I would not hesitate to 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.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Poole 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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