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Excellent service from start to finish, felt comfortable being a woman motorist and everything explained clearly i definately found myself my new go to mechanic. Fitted a air con motor for me whilst fitting a cam belt and water pump , highly recommended!!
Superb service def reccomended
Done the job very quick
Absolutely fabulous garage!
Excellent experience from start to finish, highly recommended- i had cam belt, waterpump and air con fixed in a day- will use again in the future. Thank you!!
Quick good job
As quoted. Fast (less than two hours for the service). Advice given.
Very good service
Great job, car drives like a dream now. Would recommend.
Great friendly service, first class work completed on time at the price quoted
Great service, thank yoj
I am satisfied with service, everything when smoothly and I have received extra support from Malik the owner who made sure I pass my MOT.
the yard was a bit small and untidy with a busy group of gentlemen around about valeting cars but the service was courteous speedy and reliable.. vehicle has been running for a few months with no issues. I think his stars are deserved as he seems diligent and honest
Job was done in around 30 minutes which was perfect. They attended straight to the car as soon as I arrived, no messing and no long wait.
Mike is a nice and honest guy. Did the work in 40 mins as agreed. No wait time. Took my car in on the time agreed. So far no problems. He also got the more expensive and better parts which suited my car better with no extra charge. I definitely recommend Mike.
Great service, quick and prompt. Responded to any emails immediately, when I had to change my date and managed to fit me in earlier than planned. Warranty included, I was shown the parts for my car prior to them being fitted with an explanation as to why it was slightly more expensive for the model of car I owned. Will definitely use again for any major work.
Good experience. Dropped off car, went shopping, came back for car, paid & left. Brakes great!
Excellent service,job done 20mins.
Great service, great job, very friendly price was what was quoted would recommend to anyone who needs Aircon regard. The quote was one of the cheapest but couldn't fault anything
excellent, quick service and very freindly staff
Quick and easy aircon gas refill completed within 30mins. Cheapest by far around, great service, would have no worries recommending this garage
Excellent and speedy service
Great price, easy to communicate with and included a free valet. Thumbs up
When I arrived to get a quote on suspected rear bushings fault I was a bit disappointed by the tidiness of the garage having always been to larger tidier premises. I can honestly say that within 1 minute of the two men looking at my car in the pit they put to shame the larger garages and their so-called experts. In their first glance and with an honest and straightforward answer they affirmed that the only issue with my car was cheap rear tyres and not a £450 repair cost that had been quoted by VW and Quickfit... They told me the rear subframe and suspension was sound and only needed a £17 pound bushing if I was picky... All I can say is never judge a book by its cover... This is a perfect example. I can truly say that the big dealerships could learn a lot from Malik and his team and its No1 Honesty in their appraisal and No.2 fair and good value prices.. I have seen many garages rip people off with unnecessary services and bad value work and I felt the team here have found the perfect business model... well done and keep it up... I went from a total skeptic to a total convert with your top class service in under a minute... It was brilliant work ... full service- rear bushing changed at my request - brake fluid changed and 2 new rear tires and the car is handling like a dream and delivered and collected to boot.. WOW.. I can tell a good garage and a good team and this is it!!... I will be recommending them but don't be put off by the flip flops as they would run rings around VW and Awesome gti. Keep up the good work.
Great price. Fast diagnosis. Will definitely be using for further works
Really helpful and made sure everything was sorted given we’d just bought the car and knew work needed doing
These are my go-to guys now for car repairs. Great job, low price, pick up and drop off service, valet for certain works. Can't ask for more - these guys have nailed it.
Fantastic service from these guys, they fit me in last minute and were really professional and lovely. Final price was only higher as I asked them to fix another separate issue for me.
Came out to me, reviewed the job and I needed a slightly different part replacing than I had quoted... He rearranged for 2 days later, came and collected the car, did the work and also replaced a fog lamp for me at no extra cost, dropped the car back at my home all work done to a good standard, flew through my MOT. Definitely recommend using this guy. £180 was the price for this job and the other job I had listed.
Great service and price. Was completed quickly. Brakes did need a second bleed, but this was done as I waited as soon as I brought the car back. Will be using this garage again! Thanks
This guy is a top mechanic. He sorted a host of issues I had with my car. Please use him. Excellent customer service. Thanks Mike
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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