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I was really impressed by Dan. I needed someone who would actually collect the car for its service and then deliver it back again, and Dan was very obliging indeed. He arrived on time, was charming and organised, explaining exactly what his terms were and putting my mind at rest about using Audi parts in my car. The car looks lovely-he cleaned it beautifully too-and I am absolutely delighted with the service he has provided. i will definitely be using him from now on. Thank you Dan
Fantastic service on my Mercedes C200 from Daniel. Really professional, friendly and trustworthy guy. Did a great job on the car, came back super clean too. I’d recommend to others and will be back :)
First and foremost, talking from my past experiences, I just want to highlight that nowadays, there are so much unscrupulous garages, mechanics in London, who often tend to deceive women drivers with various rip off tactics. Car Technics, certainly lives up to their reputation as courteous, trustworthy and thorough. I made my decision to check out Car Technics, based on the reviews I read, which of course gave me complete assurance and peace of mind that my experience with this company would be a satisfactory one. I met Daniel for the first time who was very pleasant to talk to and after explaining the issues I had, and by him taking my car for a test drive, he had an inclination of what the problem was, which he later on confirmed by carrying out a thorough diagnostic test on my vehicle. He even took the time to discuss in great detail the cause of this problem, his observations from his diagnosis, the condition my car was in, the work which was required and the disadvantages of not giving this prompt attention. As a result of this, I know that my vehicle is in good hands. My vehicle is currently undergoing the repair process. I will give another update on completion.
I chose to go with Car Technic to get a full service done after reading the great reviews on this site, and I can confirm that they definitely live up to their reputation. Met Daniel in the morning when I dropped off the car, who was very friendly and professional, provided me with a very reasonable and competitive quote, kept me updated, and I got the car back on the same day in immaculate condition! Definitely recommended.
Car Technic and Daniel were hands-down the most amazing experience I've had with a garage. He was highly professional, very prompt and such a pleasure to deal with. The car came back amazingly clean and he really went the extra mile. I can not recommend Daniel highly enough. He might be the only honest car guy in the whole country!
Superb, efficient service. Thanks
Very professional, was on time,knowledgeable and friendly.Excellent work. An honest mechanic that gets the job done correctly and explains everything in great details. I am very happy and satisfied with the service.Definitely recommend to a friend.
Brilliant. Would recommend to others and would use Adam again for sure.
Happy with the servis, very helpful, will use it again.
Very pleased with the service I received
Great and quick service
Flawless bodywork on my Audi; very reasonable price, highly recommended
They are very nice people. Repair the car next day. I will recommend this garage very highly. I will use them again
Yes i would. Quick simple. No fuss andngo the job done on time.
Excellent job, really please with the resprayed bonnet. Would highly recommend! Even gave my little car a clean inside as well! Thank you
Carl and the guys did a great job repairing my damaged bumper. They even repaired a loose fog light and a creaking driver's door as part of their service. Highly recommend!
Had clutch replacement done at an affordable price. Good friendly mechanics.
Carl is a wizard. Did an amazing job on my ford focus. Stupidly I scratched the rear passenger side door when parking. Now it's as good as new. Dropped car off Wednesday morning and picked it up Friday evening. Highly recommend this garage and will recommend to friends (and use again should i need their services). Many thanks!
Professional and helpful, repair result nearly perfect.
Good garage, quick service. They found parts I needed and fix everything within a day.
Fantastic, so happy :)
Really nice guy, responded quickly, did everything as agreed and called to confirm it was all done.
Great guy,reliable,affordable £380 for cambelt+drivebelt+breakpads
The power steering hose was replaced. Excellent job on a common focus fault. Would recommend this garage for work in future.
Two of the most professional mechanics I have met in a long time. I have already booked them to do a full service on my car. They are the ones who I will contact to do anything with my car. Thank you for getting me up and running again.
Despite their busy planning Anthony and Jay managed to come to my work place to find a temporary solution for my key problem. Two days after a new key was paired to my car. Trustfull specialists!
If i could give more stars to this tow gentleman i would. not the cheapest quote i got for a diagnostic but well worth the money as they check the car properly and not just plug in a computer and tell you what its said as previous garages including AA did, they found the problem it was just a relay not a alternator or starter motor that would cost around 400 pounds so in the long run they saved me money. I will keep your number for anything else i need many thanks Antony and Jay
The tow gentleman were fantastic. I had this problem with my car for a long time. Previously I had been to a few garages they couldn't tell me what was wrong with my car, they just plugged there diagnostic computer fixed the error codes, but still no luck I had spent a total cost of 350 pounds, trying to get my car back on the road. Anthony and Jay were so great that I just had to leave a review. Jay took his time to explain how they diagnose my car, what they done that was different they check all of the machenical side then electric after that they plug there computer. All the problems were wearing leading to my spark plugs, needed soldering and one of my fuel pipes had disconnected from filter. I did not need to leave my home as they will come to you Total cost of 70 pounds now my car is running better than ever, already looking to book a full service with them. Definitely recommend them. Thank you very much Anthony and Jay
I'm extremely happy with there work fast efficient and polite. Have used them before and now my dad needed work done and they were great got the car ready for mot were it passed with flying colours. The tow guys make a great team and kept me informed all the way of what they were doing. Definitely recommend them five stars from me
The braking system in a car is responsible for bringing your vehicle to a stop while you’re driving.
Modern cars have brakes on all four wheels which are operated by a hydraulic system and are made up of several components all of which are subject to stress which could result in breakage.
The front brakes in a car are typically the ones which play the greater part in bringing a car to stop as the weight of the car is thrown forward every time the vehicle comes to a stop.
There are different systems used for braking from one car to the next which suits the needs of the vehicle size and function.
The common hydraulic system uses fluid to apply pressure to pistons in the car close to its wheels to bring the car to a halt.
Some cars also have power brake assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.
If you need to have your brakes repaired there are several issues that could have caused the problem and several things that could be affected.
If you suspect you need your brakes repaired but your car is still drivable, there are some symptoms which could give you clues as to what the problem is.
The brakes are often the noisiest part of a car if there is an issue which means you should be able to hear a problem which cannot be said of many other broken car parts.
Here are the tell-tale sounds and signs to look out for if your cars brakes have an issue.
This may be caused by worn out brake pads. If they are so worn down, metal will be clutching metal to stop, so the noise will not be pleasant!
This is caused if there is friction being created from the linings of the brakes which will lead to further damage being caused to the brake pads, brake linings, brake drums and rotors.
If you have squeaking brakes you could even have a stone or debris stuck in between the brake caliper and the brake pad, though this is rare.
If you would like to know more about why my brakes are squeaking, we have written a full guide for you to understand what do do and how much the repair would be to fix squeaking brakes.
All you have to do to find out why your brakes are squeaking is clicking here
This can be caused by three issues, leakage in the system, air getting into the brake linings or there is a need to adjust the brake.
You will know if there is a problem if you need to pump the brakes to just stop the car, alternatively if the pedal sinks all the way to the floor when the car is stopped the problems listed above are the most likely to be causing issue.
This happens when you have a damaged brake line, have worn the brake linings down or have uneven linings.
If you can feel brakes dragging, this is likely to be caused by contaminated fluid being in the system or the brakes not being adjusted properly.
If the brake pedal feels mushy, spongy or is slow to sink to the floor, there is a good chance that the master cylinder is to blame. The cylinder is the part responsible for applying pressure to the brakes so when that pressure is not there, there is a high chance that the master cylinder is the problem.
If the rubber seals on a master cylinder break down over time, the debris and lack of effectiveness of the part will result in the contamination of brake fluid, which turns dark brown or black in the eventuality of seal degradation.
If the engine warning light switches on, there are a huge variety of problems which could be the cause including the master cylinder. Modern cars carry a huge number of pressure sensors to detect issues within the engine. If there is a pressure change, it could be the result of the master cylinder breaking.
As soon as you notice any of these problems, it is vital that you address the issue.
A mechanic is best qualified to carry out checks due to the variety of components, fluids and materials used to make up a braking system.
If you choose to ignore a drop in performance, you are putting your vehicle and everybody inside at risk.
When you have your brakes repaired, it is also important to ensure that you and your mechanic keep the following points in mind.
When you are having your brake pads replaced, you should also have your discs replaced and ensure each axle has its own new set.
During the first 200km the performance of your new brakes may not be tip top as they need to ‘bed in’ you should therefore avoid heavy braking if it can be helped during this time.
After the installation you should also pump the brake pedal until it becomes stiff to break the new equipment in however you should also ensure the wheels freely rotate when the pedal is not pushed down.
By following this advice you will ensure your brakes serve your vehicle in the best possible way.
Brake pads and discs are the most common form of brake repair. The brake discs spin with your car's wheels and the brake pads are pushed against the discs when you apply the brake pedal in order to bring your car to a halt.
For more information visit our brake pads and discs page.
Brake calipers hold the brake pads against the discs when the brakes are applied so a car cannot come to a stop without them being fully operational.
The brake caliper acts like a clamp when bringing the car to a stop and it needs to be able to grip the disc properly and apply enough pressure to work properly.
Brake caliper repair can consist of fixing the existing part, however, there is a high chance that the brake caliper will be replaced if there is a major problem as refurbishing a brake caliper or attempting to apply a fix may not completely repair the part.
Brake fluid is critical for the brake system and brake fluid problems are common when it comes to brake repairs. If the brake fluid drops below a certain level, a drivers ability to bring a car to a halt will drop rapidly. This often happens due to a leak as a result of rust.
Brake fluid will always be checked during a full service or an MOT and if the level is too low, a mechanic will check for a leak as this is the most common cause of low brake fluid.
If you have not had a full service and you are not due an MOT for a good while, it is always good practice to check your own car fluid levels, including brake fluid levels. The brake fluid container is located beneath the hood of the car and close to the bottom of the windshield. Check the brake fluid level by unscrewing the lid and peering into the container. Our fluid levels guide gives more information on checking your brake fluid.
An anti-lock braking system is used by many modern cars. This method of braking has been implemented as a safety measure as it allows a car to maintain tractive contact with the road as the brakes are applied and a car comes to a stop.
If you are wandering how do you use ABS brakes, then don’t worry, the ABS braking system is automatically applied to a car when the brakes are pressed, you don’t need to do anything different.
Cars with an ABS system will also be subject to the ABS light coming on at one time or another and if this happens, you need to take the car to a garage to have the issue looked at as the system may no longer be fully operational. If the ABS light AND brake light switch are on at the same time, it is critically important that you get to a local garage as soon as possible.
Brake rotors is another name for brake discs and if you would like more information on this subject, we have an entire page dedicated to brake pads and discs.
The master cylinder is a vital part of the braking system as it serves as the main valve through which brake fluid is channelled to the brake lines and onto the brake calipers which in turn, grip the brake pads which clamp onto the brake disc to bring a car to a halt.
A master cylinder controls the flow of brake fluid and so if there is a fault, the car will not be able to stop properly.
Brake lines carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers. Brake lines are subject to deterioration from the result of rust damage and brake fluid leakage. If the brake lines break, then fluid cannot be carried to the brake calipers and you will not be able to stop your car. That is why it is so important to keep an eye on a drop in performance of your braking power as a reduction may highlight a problem with the brake lines.
Backing plates hold brake discs in place and are what they are mounted upon. There is not a huge amount of problems when it comes to backing plates as the part is simply there to hold another part in place. The biggest issue could be that the part becomes dislodged from the result of an impact.
The most common form of handbrake problems is when the handbrake cable snaps and a new one needs to be fitted. A new handbrake cable is not expensive and fitting the part is not a complex job so you should not have to pay a lot in labour.
If you think your handbrake is close to snapping, it is critical that you take your car to a garages as soon as possible. If you leave your car parked on an incline and the handbrake cable snaps while you are away from the vehicle, it could suddenly start rolling down a hill and pose a serious risk to pedestrians and other drivers.
The handbrake cable is made of metal and so, being exposed to the elements, will deteriorate over time. Rust may be a cause of the handbrake cable to weaken and snap.
One of the most obvious signs that your handbrake cable is close to snapping, is that the handbrake itself will pull up higher than usual.
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