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Fantastic, friendly and swift service at a great price! Took my Landy in for a wiper problem and it was fixed very fast and thoroughly. My wipers work again! Best mechanics I've ever been too! Going back next month for my MOT and Service. Thankyou Steins Garage, Craig and team! :) Holly.
Very friendly and fast service. Explained any issues and they were fixed for a very good price. Craig now has a customer for life :)
Great service very pleased with the job done .
Done very quick no wait very efficient nice bunch of guys also fixed a fuse at no extra charge highly recommend
Excellent service. Highly customer focused. Price as quoted. Will be back.
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
Great service friendly staff
Great all round. From initial quote, communication, doing the work and at the price quoted the garage were really helpful and genuine. Even washed my car when I went to pick it up. Will definitely be using this place for all future repairs and services etc.
Excellent service friendly helpful staff. Very competitive prices. My work cost me half the price quoted by kwikfit. Would highly recommend this company
The purpose of visiting Qwiklube was primarily to get their assessment of what was needed to be done about the loss of power and turbo issues. However as there was also an issue with my front o/s tyre, they were able to sort that during the same visit (Cost = £18). I would rate their service as a 5 based on this experience – Stephen/Steven was very polite, straightforward and customer focussed. I arrived 30 mins later than planned bec of the tyre issue and that didn’t appear to present a problem. I was provided with a cost for replacing the turbo with an ‘aftermarket’ refurbished unit including some consumables e.g. oil – I also got a cost for a service (the car is indicating this is due in 2000 miles time). All in all a good experience.
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 well done ,friendly and quick.
Friendly and quick service.
Thanks for fitting new parts to my exhaust. Staff are all very courteous and there was no problem with their workmanship. I would highly recommend this garage.
Great garage,very helpful, cars running great.
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!
Perfect service, brakes replaced within a couple of hours and on my way. With a few bits and bobs done lights changed ect.
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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