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Drum brakes use pads and shoes inside a casing (the drum) to slow your vehicle down. The pads are pushed outwards, causing friction. Disc brakes on the other hand are arranged differently; a disc mounted to the wheel is gripped on both sides by brakes pads. Again this causes friction and slos the vehicle down.

Disc brakes generally provide more braking power and most cars will have these mounted at the front of the vehicle. Some will still have drum brakes mounted at the back, which are required to do less braking.

Both types of braking system use the same principal of applying friction in order to slow down your vehicle, so both will wear out over time.

Air conditioning units in cars are surprisingly complex. There could be a few different issues causing the problem. Luckily our trained technicians deal with air conditioning checks on a regular basis and most problems are quick to identify. Come in and talk to us today - find your local Centre

If the battery warning light is showing on your dashboard, it could be that the battery is failing to charge. It’s possible that the alternator isn’t working correctly or the battery itself may need changing.

In either case, it’s important to have your battery checked by one of our technicians. If the battery fails completely, you won’t be able to start your car.

Xenon lights are a relatively new development in modern cars. They emit light that’s closer to daylight than halogen lights. This also means they are much more powerful and last much longer than traditional lights.

When they do need replacing, xenon lights use a particular type of bulb. These contain xenon gas, drawing 20,000 volts (compared to 12 volts for a traditional bulb).

One of our technicians will be able to help you replace your xenon bulbs.

There could be a problem with the catalytic converter or the lambda sensor. The lambda sensor is located in the exhaust system and allows the engine to control the ratio of air and fuel. When this sensor is damaged, the signal to the engine fails. This sends the vehicle into a limp mode, which generally prevents the vehicle from going over 40 mph.

If the catalytic converter is damaged on the other hand, harmful gases are not transformed correctly. Again, a signal is sent to the engine, switching it to limp mode.

In either case, call your local Eurorepar Car Service Centre who will be able to diagnose the issue and suggest a solution.