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The car was booked for the in for 7.30am and and job was finished at 11.30am. This was all arranged for by Graig who was extremely friendly and efficient. I would have no problem in recommending him and the garage to anyone, and if in the future I have the need for garage services, he will definitely be be the one getting my business.
Craig easy and pleasant to deal with. Fixed another small problem with car, which I asked him to do, for a reasonable cost. Picked car up at lunchtime and within a few minutes of driving could feel and hear big improvement in car performance. Very pleased in dealing with this garage and will use again
I had to change the appointment I had literally last minute. Steins Garage, despite being extremely busy arranged by service and MOT to be done the next day. I advised that as it was my fault then there was no rush and just to let me know if they couldn't fit it in that day. A call from them at lunchtime on the day I dropped it in saying that the work was done and car ready for collection. Very communicative, accommodating and honest garage at a very reasonable price. I would certainly recommend and use this garage going forward. Cheers!
Very good garage,friendly staff,highly recomended.
Was booked in quickly and the job was done efficiently and as per quoted price. Highly satisfied with the service!
I'm not sure much flexi was but quite expensive but part labour price acceptable Halfords 75 a hour can't be justified I said that u think your a judge fuck payed offy lot was 30min job stay away from them go to d&g
Job done quick , only prob steering wheel way out now after the job I think I should have been offered free enlighnment it's that bad .
Great service .very satisfied . Will be back.
Fantastic service, work done in a good time. Excellent communication
Pleased with the service!
Fantastic price, great availability and good communication. Would use again!!
Really helpful and spent a good amount of time trying their best to fix my tyre. They explained everything really clearly and even reset the tyre pressure settings on my car's computer to clear the warning. Will definitely be back! Thanks!
Initially a clutch replacement but escalated to clutch and flywheel due to damage. Garage were efficient, knowledgable and kept me in the loop from start to finish. Can’t argue price as the best around and car drives like new! Excellent all round!
Air conditioning regassed. Good service and done within an hour of arrival.
Great service thanks
Easy to deal with. Recommend to everyone
Job done quick, professional service,start to finish ,highly recommend this garage
The guy was so nice and helpful and done the job as quick as he could. He even triple checked to make sure my car was going to pass it’s MOT. couldn’t be happier with the results
What a great garage! I was in a minor accident where my car was hit, dented and paint came off. He not only took the dents out and painted the wing like asked - but he also fixed the fog light, fixed my head light and painted other scratches on the car as the paint was already out for the £200 price! What an amazing service and a bargain! Definitely be back again if I need my car fixed (hopefully not haha!) :)
Can’t praise this guy enough!! Fixed my car at half the price I’d been quoted and did it all within one week. He gave me a lift when I needed to get back to work and also gave my car a free wash!! The best thing about this garage is that I was shown everything that was wrong and it was all explained to me right from the start, no surprises. Shahan was so communicative, honest & helpful!! I would definitely recommend e-vehicles. THANK YOU.
Really can't fault E-Vehicles' work on my car to take out a dent and some scuffs on my wheelarch, and treat some fairly deep gouges in my rear passenger door. Despite other bodyshops saying I needed a new wing, and to take the door right back to an unpainted state with some ridiculous quotes, Shahan at E-Vehicles did the job at a fraction of the costs I had been quoted. The wing didn't need replaced, it just needed a panel beater who knew what they were doing. Although my car wasn't ready to drive away when I turned up to collect, the wait was well worth it as Shahan and his team were busy polishing out every little chip and scratch they could find. They even gave the car a mini-valet before returning the car to me in what I can only describe as showroom condition. The dent had been taken out completely, and anyone would struggle to see where there was one before. Same with the door gouges. All traces removed and paintwork perfectly blended to match. Really superb workmanship, and I'm very happy with the results given the relatively small outlay compared to what I'd been quoted elsewhere.
The garage came and collected my car free of charge. He was very helpful and friendly. I had holes in my front wheel arches.He filled the holes rubbed them down and painted them.and made a first class job. I would recommend this garage to anybody who wanted a first class job done on there car. Gets my vote 10 out of 10.
brilliant service , fast repairs , polite team well done
Perfect. Got me in for Saturday morning at short notice and had my car back just after 10am. Fantastic service
A big thank you to the staff. I requested back brake pads on Tuesday 27th February. I received a call to say no pads required and my car was fine. As a single female who doesn't know much about cars ,they could have charged my for new pads and discs but due to there honesty I was no charge.. I will be using this garage for all future work on my car and recommend them for friendly, honest and courteous service.
Payed the quoted price - Job was done with no drama's - Would us again - been moths now and no issues
Job done quick, professional service,start to finish ,highly recommend this garage
Had two jobs, replace a brake pipe and adjust handbrake and the guys found that the brake pipe didn't need replaced despite failing MOT through National over the head of it. National trying to get money out of me for unneeded work. They could have just done the job anyway, I offered to pay, they said that it really doesn't need it and gave me the handbrake adjustment for free because they are good people. They could have made £100 so I'm going back for an MOT there as they demonstrated their trustworthiness to me. Service with a smile too.
Exstremly great service.... would use again and would highly recommend to anyone..... Craig did the work quick and very professionally and was very honest which is hard to fine these days Thank you
Cheapest price, nearest garage, fitted on the agreed date, job well done!
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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