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They were excellent!
Replacement clutch, Citroen Picasso. Great job, quick job & very reasonable price would definitely use again
Fantastic, did everything that was asked, came and picked up the car as well.
Fantastic mechanic! Stuck to his original price, cannot recommed enough
I would definitely recommend this garage. The customer service was excellent and the price of my repairs, service and MOT were very reasonable. My car was also collected and returned on time which was an added bonus. Would definitely use again
Steve and the team at Britannia made an excellent job of my car service and MOT. Steve gave friendly and professional advice on my car and as a result it now drives like new. Cannot thank them enough. Great job at a great price. I will be back.
Steve got back to me with a quote extremely quickly and happily answered any queries I had regarding the price. for example the original quote was £160 which I thought was extremely cheap, I asked a question whether everything was included in the price but the discs were not. this meant the price increased slightly but it was still by the cheapest price by far at £225. I was most impressed when I was offered a brand new courtesy car while mine was having work done, which is a real bonus! all in all the job ended up costing £358 upon the discovery that a calliper needed replacing also, I was more than happy to pay the extra on top of the quote as I was told in good time that it was needed. I found the guys very helpful and easy to deal with and the discovery of an Easter egg and mug after picking my car up made it that bit sweeter..... nice touch!
An excellent service ... great communications, everything explained simply, flexible and a superb courtesy car. Couldn't recommend them enough!
Bang on!! Price quoted was the price I paid. They inspected my front discs and pads and said they were fine, no need to replace. Hire car was spot on and a nice little touch giving it to me free of charge for being a first time customer although the £10 charge it would have been, is a good price. Would thoroughly recommend.
Excellent customer service with Steve Martin (owner/manager). I've owned Audi A3's for many years now and used a flexible long-life service with Main Dealer, but find them very expensive these days. Britannia Auto Centre provided same service and uses Original Equipment parts/dealership recommended lubricants etc. and I was highly impressed with their efficiency and with a courtesy car provided too. Would not hesitate to use for future services/MOT's. K.Walton. 28.04.2016.
Great service picked up the same day.
Excellent service really friendly and helpful
Great price, great service. All work done as expected. Would definitely use again.
Had van in for a fulk service. Excellent customer service. Would definitely use again
Great easy friendly service. Maybe health check sheet might be helpful... life span of tyres etc. But can't fault work or service. Thank you v much for collecting my car too
good service will use them again
Quick turnaround as promised, nice bunch of helpful staff, who were happy to help other customers while I waited! Highly rated!
Brilliant service, couldn't fault it. My car was collected from home just after 9.00 and was returned with new pads and discs before 11.00! My car is due for MOT and Service next month and guess where it will be going!!
I would definitely recommend Luke at Sacriston Services Ltd. Price as agreed which also included free collection and return. Great service, thanks once again Luke.
They were absolutely excellent!
Competitively priced, great customer service and genuine/honest garage. Managed to squeeze in MOT, the additional work once failed, and a second MOT on top of the work I originally needed - all same day. Even drove me to the metro centre when the extra work needed doing. Cheers Davie. Jack
Friendly, efficient and cheaper than chain garages :)
If your car is leaning to one side when you are driving around your local area there could be a major issue, however there may also be a very simple fix which is why we have produced this guide to help you understand more about the issue.
Before we start exploring some of the most common causes of a car leaning to one side or the other, we would like to stress that you will need to take your car into a garage to properly diagnose the issue.
Only a trained professional will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with your car!
Tire conicity occurs when there is a defect in the tire itself and comes from the result of poor manufacturing. Surprisingly, this is most common in new tires and the problem can cause major pulling to one side or the other.
So what causes the problem? Essentially there is a belt inside the tyre itself, if the belt is not aligned properly then the shape of the tyre will be different than other on your car.
Each tyre should have a bump all the way along the middle of the tyre and with a belt of out alignment, this bump could disappear and the entire surface of the tyre would therefore grip the road.
The car would then pull on one side more than the other as a result.
You will have to have a new tire fitted if this is the case and you may be able to get a free replacement if this is the problem, however it will depend entirely on the manufacturer and extent of the fault.
Tire separation may also become an issue as this causes problems between the belt and the rubber.
When air get in between the two, the tyre is at huge risk of failure and the speed of your car will be noticeably slower.
Low air pressure is one of the most common causes of a car pulling to the left or right as every tire will lose pressure over time.
Even in one tire, low air pressure can cause wheels to move out of alignment while also changing the height of the wheel itself.
It’s important that you check tyre pressure every six weeks or so and especially before long journeys as the effects of low tire pressure could have detrimental knock on effects for the suspension and other parts of your car.
It’s important to make sure that all of the tyres that are fitted to you car are in the same category and from the same manufacturer. This is because the tread of the tyre needs to be the same on all four, if you have a tyre with a different tread on one side then it may not have the same amount of grip as the others and alternatively, it may have more which would cause the car to pull to one side or the other.
It’s important to remember that any wheel alignment or tyre issue will effect the car at all times, not at certain points. For example, if your car lists to one side while you brake, then the issue is with the brakes, not alignment.
However, that’s not to say that brakes can’t cause your car to pull left or right. This can happen when a brake is ‘dragging’.
This happens when a wheel and brake pad are connecting without the driver pressing the brake pedal. A distinctive burning smell will be noticeable if you are suffering from this problem.
If the suspension in your car is damaged, this could also cause your car to lean to one side or the other.
If your car pull’s both left and right at different time’s, then it won’t be alignment that is causing the issue and there is likely to be a different issue.
One example of this could be a ‘memory steer’ which refers to how a car can pull to one side after a driver has steered hard in one direction and then turned the car straight, only to find it listing.
This is likely to be some form of wear down of parts.
It is absolutely vital that you take your car for repair as soon as you feel that your car is pulling to the left or right.
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