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Great service and great price.
Great service, and very competitive prices. Would highly recommend.
Cheap service but everything checked and explained any faults and what needed doing before doing the repairs
Superb stress free quality service - cheers.
Fab professional service, would use again
very happy with work he did on my honda civic and was very help full i would use mtech auto again
Impressed with the mechanics knowledge even though my car was not one he usually deals with. The problem I had with the car was not as sraightforward as was first thought by was sorted out promptly and efficiently
Border Cars is one of the leading motor retail groups in South West Scotland and Cumbria, with six sites in Dumfries, Stranraer, Carlisle, Workington and Ayr. Since 1977, 7 days a week, we have focused on providing a high quality service to customers. We work hard to be successful and have one set of core values at our all sites - treat customers and visitors the way we would expect to be treated ourselves. Everything else follows from this. We operate the following vehicle franchises: Mazda, Kia, Chrysler Jeep, Fiat, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, Skoda and Ford. We have workshops, parts departments, body shops, a large rescue and recovery operation and a filling station and we have built up a wealth of experience over the years. Founded in 1977 by Mike Fusco and with an uninterrupted history of growth and development, the business has an annual turnover in excess of £75 million and employs 234 staff. Retailing is a people business and the company has been careful to attract and retain the very best staff. When you visit our sites, everyone you come in contact with is asked to begin from the central theme of treating customers and visitors the way they would expect to be treated. We continually review our prices to ensure they are competitive, but more importantly we will stand out from the rest with a personal service and a caring atmosphere, not treating you like a number but instead listening to what you want and looking after all your motoring needs. If you have any questions about the business please do not hesitate to visit, phone or email us. Or, email the owner Mike Fusco at [email protected], or the Group General Manager at [email protected] Thank You
Established in 1994 by Geoff and Margaret Thompson, our company has seen its reputation gain momentum over the years for quality repairs with a reliable and trustworthy service.
In 2008 Angela and Michael Thompson joined the business and continue to maintain the family tradition for outstanding repairs and professional, first class service.
Through continual investment in the very latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology and training, Thompson Service Centre has achieved the prestigious PAS125 British Kitemark Standard for vehicle repair.
Our success in achieving an enviable reputation has been made through continuous ongoing development and investment not only into plant equipment and machinery but also into the staff and technicians.
We are immensely proud of our long-serving dedicated staff who are all trained to ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation) standards and / or NVQ Level 3 in all the latest repair methodology.
Without question all of the Thompson team go the extra mile in ensuring that the customer and their vehicle whether they are private or fleet owned receive the best service possible.
Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing them with superior quality automotive maintenance and repair services in a friendly environment. We work in a timely fashion whilst building a trusting relationship. We believe that our loyal clientele base will determine our future and so we treat each and every customer the same as everyone deserves to have their vehicle serviced right the first time, every time!
We are able to carry out most mechanical repairs and servicing on most makes and models of vehicles, so get in touch for a quote today!
A brake, or brake pad is a system that safely enables a car to stop. Brakes get rid of the kinetic energy that helps the car move, which is done by using force of friction to convert this motion of energy into heat. Your car's braking system is made up of the following components: Brake discs, which spin with your car's wheels, Brake Pads, which push on the discs to slow the car, Brake Calipers which hold, and push, the pads, Brake Lines (or 'Hoses') which carry Brake Fluid, and your Brake Master Cylinder and Servo, which work to amplify the effort you use when pushing the brake pedal. Wear or failure of any one of these components will cause braking problems, requiring repair.
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. Therefore, noticing the need for a car brake repair should be obvious. But you can check faulty brake symptoms here.
Brake pads are a critical component of a car and a vehicle cannot come to a halt without them functioning properly. Brake pads are fitted to the brake calipers which push the pads into the brake discs which are fitted to a car wheel. When a car is moving, the pads grip the discs to slow down the wheel and thus slow the car down.
A high amount of heat energy is created from the resulting friction as explained above and over time, this will wear brake pads down.
Brake pad replacement is a common job, the work to remove a worn-down-set is not complex so if you require a brake pad replacement, the repair will not be a lengthy one.
If you would like to understand how to tell when your brakes need servicing read our dedicated guide.
Brake discs are fitted to the car wheel itself and they are gripped by the brake pads.
Brake discs replacement is more expensive; the parts are more expensive than pads. Often pads are placed at the same time the discs are replaced.
If a mechanic advises you to replace your brake discs, they will likely suggest replacing the pads at the same time due to a the low cost of the part and the little extra labour time needed.
The cost of brake pad replacement may vary depending on the car make and model. This is because there are different sizes of brake pads and the cost increases as they get bigger. For example, a Land Rover will require a bigger set of brake pads as opposed to a Fiat Punto.
We have written a brake price comparison guide if you want to learn more.
If you want a good brake pad deal, you can compare quotes from garages near you by entering you details at the top of the page.
If you specifically require brake disc replacement, the work will take a similar amount of time to a brake pad replacement.
However, as highlighted above, the cost will be more expensive that pads due to the parts pricing.
Brake pads are changed by removing the wheel and unscrewing the bolts which hold the part in place. The part is then simply taken off the brake caliper and a new brake pad is fitted. The same process will be applied for each of the pads that need to be replaced.
There are many other common issues which can arise with the braking system which are not connected to brake pads and discs issues. The brake lines are susceptible to leakage as brake fluid can leak from the system if rust is untreated. The master cylinder is also a part of the braking system which can become faulty. If you would like to understand more we have a dedicated page for brake repairs.
If you want to know how brakes work, we have created a dedicated guide.
There are several obvious signs that your brake pads and discs are not operating properly. If your car is taking much longer to come to a stop, it will be clear that there is a problem with your brakes.
Other signs of faulty brake pads and discs are;
If you would like to learn more about the signs of brake problems we have written a dedicated guide.
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