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"They performed the MOT in a quick and timely manner. Afterwards, he offered his advice on the problem I had been having and that it is worth fixing considering the condition of the vehicle which was reassuring to hear from a professional."
Great service and value
"Service was good - just needed a spare part to complete"
Very good service
"So easy to arrange, and automatically confirmed. Car ready when promised. As well as the service report, we were advised on what would be necessary in the next few months."
MOT & Service
"Great value for money. The guys working there are so friendly and I was always kept informed with what was going on with my car."
"Happy with service, and work done on my car. Given a good valet after which always add to quality of service given."
Great service and value
"Shockley autocentre were quick at doing my mot and letting me know what work was needed to be done to it. They then fixed my wind screen wash pump and charged me a very reasonable amount for it. Really pleased with the work and customer service."
Great feedback, well done
"First class from start to finish, easy to book online, rang to confirm and kept informed throughout service and subsequent work."
"Great quality and couldn't fault the staff."
"Happy with the service"
"Due to working funny hours, they collected my car early in the morning, did the MOT, phoned me with what was needed to be done, repaired it and returned it by the time i got home from work. Just a normal day for me but i had my car sorted stress free and the staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend them."
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.
Founded in 1944 as a maker of handmade steel tubing and bicycle parts, the company known today as Kia opened its first automotive assembly line in 1973 and built a small range of cars known as Brisa in 1981. After a bit of a lull, they really started pumping out the vehicles again in 1986, and partnered up with Ford.
Kia Motors Corporation is headquartered in Seoul, and is South Korea's second-largest auto manufacturer, just beyond Hyundai. According to Kia themselves, the name roughly translates to “rising out of Asia”. Nowadays they offer up a very impressive seven-year warranty on all their cars to please many drivers, and they are consistently rated highly across the board.
The style of older Kias on the road used to be quite questionable, but thanks to a modern makeover, cars from this Korean brand now sport stylish, trendy designs. The current range includes a wide spectrum of vehicles, from the compact Venga city car to the Sorento SUV. The Pro Ceed hot hatch is great for drivers looking for a better, stronger performance and Kia even offers the Soul EV, a fully electric vehicle, for those who after after eco-friendliness and cheap running costs.
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