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Amazing guys. So prompt and genuine with their work. Easy to talk to and got the job done the same day. Gave me a curtousy car even though I didn’t use it in the end. Will definitely recommend and go back again. Thanks guys. A****
Very quick picked up the next day and good value
Very good. Job done as agreed. Major service and some extra work done too.
Excellent service friendly and helpful
I received a quote which was the best i could find for front & rear brake pads & disks and I was fitted in within a few days. Did not take them long to make the changes and they let me use there courtesy car in the meantime. Happy to use them again in the future.
Great job at a great price easy to deal told me they would ring and said car would be ready at 4 and it was would go here again
Speedy reply and sorted the problem for a reasonable price. WhoCanFixMyCar proved incredibly useful as I'd been looking around for a local garage for a few days without any luck.
As usual top quality work done in a timely manner. Excellent communication and advice given on top. will go back again and again. Prices are reasonable
Always use this garage now. Have had a few things done to my car and They are amazing. Excellent customer service!
Saved £130 on halfords quote to get my car through the mot and completed on time so no complaints, happy with service
Very accommodating to get my car in within half an hour of calling.
They picked up my car from my work and dropped back off before I finished which was very convenient for me and friendly service would definetly use them again
So Glad i found this garage! Car Broke down just after Xmas Day and Craigs Garage was the Only Garage that made a bid on my Job - considering it was Boxing Day I got a message in the evening with a quote! Next Day they came to collect my Car took it to get it repaired and went to pick it up the following Day (They offered a recovery service to pick up and also drop off) Staff and Owner are Super Friendly polite and professional and Price is Excellent and service is 5** Star If you get a bid from this Garage then award them the job for sure they will do an excellent job - Best so far i have found in Gloucestershire and they come up much better and cost effective than some of the other "Chains" and "Independent Garages" I shall now be using them from now on for all my Car work and will recommend them Thank you so much! :-)
I am happy with the work done on my BMW handbrake by Craigs garage and have no hesitation in recommending them.
there was a mix up between Craig and myself ref booking in car and leaving the keys. I should of have MOT on monday and it never got done to Tuesday. Craig was bit upset over this, so he ensured that not only he upgraded my service to to a higher level service (which included change of oil filter and spark plugs) at no cost to me. He also dropped car off at my house when job was finished. Really good job on car, service excellent and MOT passed 2nd time. He replaced headlight bulbs, at a small cost to me but did not charge labor . this is impressive as i have renault megane and they are v difficult to replace bulbs. Overall i found craigs service and dedication excellent. My only moan is i never found him sooner. I have lived in Gloucester for 5 years but moving up north at end of next month. I can guarantee that if I was staying in Gloucester I would be using Craig all the time for work on my car thank you for excellent service Craig
They were prompt; communicated well and got the car fixed within a couple of hours. Thanks guys!
Job done on time great
Great Service and Super Garage, would definitely recommend! Having been ripped off at another garage - i went to DT Motors and i am delighted i did! They were efficient, cost effective (third of the price of the other places) and great service. Definitely recommend for work & MOT
Excellent service. Showed all new parts for car and all the corresponding removed parts afterwards. Thorough service that took just under 2 hours. Will certainly use again. Great work guys.
I needed to find a good local garage since moving here. DT motors was prompt and responsive with messages. The quote given for an exhaust job was accurate. Other prices are very competitive and realistic - I now have my car booked in for another job and will definitely be recommending this garage to friends and famiy.
Great price which was exactly as quoted. Very friendly service - highly recommended
Perfect as always
Having recently moved into the area we have used a couple of garages, but have now found a "gem" in Se7en Service & Repairs. Not only did they complete all the work necessary but, typically, on the way there we noticed something else wrong with the car. Without any issues they were able to trace the fault and fix this as well as all the other work and in the same timescales. You couldn't ask for more than that - I would highly recommend Se7en as they kept us informed all the way through the service, MOT and the additional work. Thank you for such brilliant service.
would highly recommend this garage, got back to me very quickly sorted out a repair day, job done while i waited for price quoted, very helpful and friendly would most diffinately use this garage again. Thanks Se7en
Would highly recommend. Great bunch of lads, fantastic service.
Even with a technician down, they were still able to service and carry out the MOT on the same day. Great service
Amazing service! Couldn't fault it, even topped up the screen wash without asking/charging which was really nice. Small things like that make a huge difference!
Get service/ called us and let us know the extras that the service would cost. Kept hold of the car overnight as picking it up became a problem
Excellent service and MOT with details of what has been checked and replaced during the service. Also provided advice that wheel need balancing and was carried out on same day. The price was reasonable for all the work carried out. Would certainly recommend this garage.
All good, no problem
Thanks for your quick, friendly and efficient service, i will defiantly use your services again, and recommend you others.
Took my car in as had problem with the back brake sticking, extremely happy with the service and quality of work would with out a doubt use this company again , honest and fair thank you
Very friendly, efficient and working within my work schedule and timetable. Very highly recommend and will be a repeat customer. Fantastic service.
Brilliant service given quick response and extremely efficient. Excellent communication as well. Thank you
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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