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Excellent services. In constant contact with Patrick was collected and return as stated. Price quoted was the final price. Patrick also touched up a couple of chips on the door edge and a smaller scrap on the back bumper ( within the quoted price). Totally satisfied with the finish and the expertise of the company. Would totally recommend them.
Great garage! Good guys who are professional and efficient. Will definitely return and recommend to everyone.
Very competitive price, handy location for me. Patrick is very nice fella, very helpful, sourced good quality (Bosch/Brembo) discs and pads. Job was completed speedily. Would whole heartedly recommend ACS. Came across this site and ACS only via google search. Very glad I did. Would use again next time I need garage.
A clutch replacement was needed rather than attention to the gearbox and has solved the problem . The car was collected and returned within the timescale promised and I was able to check on progress over the phone. Full marks for that but less than full marks for the paperwork. Payment had to be by cash, no invoice appeared as promised and no receipt available either except a handwritten one on a piece of blank paper. They need to warn that only cash is acceptable and lrovide proper documentation of what’s done and confirmation of the guarantee period.
Great service 5* took my car to another garage they told me it was problem with pump got that changed then they told me no it's not pump it is clutch so took my car way and found this website who can fix my car. This was cheaper quote I got and after spending money on pump I didn't need in end I went with it they come to collect my car in afternoon at work and even gave me a car to drive which I wasn't expecting which saved me time and money as I was planning get train home from work. Next day got call in afternoon say not only clutch needed changing but gear stick was broken they even sent me a video to show me damage, didn't cost that much more so got fixed by time I left work at 5pm the next day car was with me and felt brand new. Saved me time and effort for pickup of car. Zak driver picked up my car was very professional and polite. Cash payment made on drop of my car after test drove it for 2-3miles. Good points - Service 5* - give you replacement car - pick up your car from any location - quick turn around 1day or same day service - great price comparison with others Bad points - cash payment - late on responding to calls and text - no recipet or paper work given All in all have more good then bad and can save you time and money would recommend to anyone.
Kaz and his boys done a terrific job in fixing my gearbox and a new clutch. They found another problem , informed me about it and asked if I wanted them to proceed..Car was returns in pristine condition Thanks boys
What an amazing garage. They fixed my car within 4 hours when other garages told me it was an 8 hour job. On top of this the price was £400 cheaper than any other garage. The set up is simple but the quality of workmanship is amazing and the best I have ever seen. Kaz the owner is an amazing guy and a true businessman. The free collection and drop off service is fantastic but more importantly is how forthcoming and transparent this garage is as they gave me all of my old parts back. If you would like to get your clutch, flywheel or gearbox done then look no where other than New Shepperton Tyres & Autocentre, you will not be disappointed with the service and guaranteed to get value for money. Many thanks to Kaz and his team.
I'm was impressed how quick the job as done, cheap compare to others and very friendly people
Great service, price and communication! Highly recommend Lee and assist autos.
Needed brake pads replaced on Fiat 500. Very affordable and excellent, prompt and friendly service. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Lee came out to us as our brake pads needed urgent attention. He was friendly, diligent, and did a really great job, even came out in the snow. Would recommend.
They came and fix my car no problem very good at what they do can’t thank them enough
Nice fella completed a tough job on the street will definitely use again
Anees was very speedy and very accommodating as I could not drop my car off in their working hours. They also gave check over and some additional work was needed but a very reasonable price. Would 100% definitely use again
I'm very happy with this garage. Job was done quickly and with the most competitive price. Customer service was very good. This is an excellent small garage.
Friendly and helpfull. I was unable to get to them for the work, they were ok with that. Will return in the future.
They did a full test on my A/C and diagosed the problem within 20 mins. I would recommend them in the future.
Service and communications were top notch.
Superb experience: very helpful, friendly, fast service and good price fixing a wing mirror. Highly recommended.
Very helpful staff
Very well run and trustworthy garage you have no worries with being ripped off one of the best garages IV used will be back again.
Yes they are honest and they offer an excellent service
Convenient service, issue discovered and fixed quickly. Would recommend to a friend.
Exactly as quoted, quick and efficient and very good customer service. Would highly recommend this garage.
Excellent service, no waiting at all, job done on time. I will come back.
The price was more because they discovered that the starter motor was faulty. They did a very good job and kept me informed about progress.
The price was higher than the initial quote as I requested extra work on the air conditioning system. Work was finished on time and everything is working fine.
Amazing customer service and workmanship.
Very helpful and reasonably priced. I've already arranged to go back and have my car serviced
Lee called me swirly asking about my car and within an hour my car was being worked on. I was able to stay in a comfortable area while the brake discs and pads were replaced and I was back on the road in no time. Thanks guys, great service.
Great service fitted my car in when I needed it to be done on a Saturday said it would take 2 hours and it did no hidden costs great service
very pleased with the service I received the mechanic turned up on time, was friendly and polite very professional job and explained things to me like what he was doing and why I had a problem in the first place plus he also gave me extra advice on future maintenance I would use these again and I would recommend them to others
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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