Save money: Instantly compare Ford Power Steering Repairs prices in your local area to find the best deal.
Save time: Book your Power Steering Repairs online – no upfront registration required! No need to ring around, hang on the phone or wait until the garages are open – find and book the best deal quickly and easily with our online booking tool.
Quick and easy: Simply enter the vehicle registration number of your Ford and your post code, compare prices, choose a local garage and book your Power Steering Repairs.
No payment required: You won’t pay a penny until all of the work is complete.
Speak to an expert mechanic: If you need to speak to a mechanic about your Ford, call one of our experts today on 03304 004439.
"Booking system excellent.service excellent and friendly staff"
"Always try to use this garage for my MOT, great service and a very friendly place"
Excellance at it's BEST
"Excellent as usual, used for a few yrs now and always been the same... 5-stars..."
"Dave and the crew were very helpful and friendly and ensured my car was looked after and done promptly with regular updates"
"Very happy with service"
Great personal service
"I have always been happy with the personal service provided and the work done here. Can't fault it."
"Great experience. Car was on ramp at the time we were told and we had it back within timeframe given. Highly recommended"
Great Independent Garage
"Very pleased with the service quality and communication from the garage"
Power Assisted Steering, or ‘PAS' as it is also known, is a mechanism that helps you to steer your car. In most vehicles, the PAS relies on a hydraulic system to aid turning the vehicle's wheels. If you have ever driven a car with no Power Steering you will have most certainly noticed the difference between having PAS and not. Power Steering used to be a luxury in certain vehicles, but nowadays it is almost standard in every type of vehicle.
In the early days of the automotive industry, power-assisted steering was a luxury and was only available in high-end vehicles. Most new cars now have it as standard. That’s because they’ve become heavier, with wider tyres and front wheel drive, and would be extremely difficult to drive without PAS. This makes a car not only more pleasant to drive, but safer to drive too.
There are two types of hydraulic power-assisted steering: rack & pinion and the recirculating ball. Rack & pinion is the most common. The recirculating ball is far less common and only really exists in vans and trucks. Both have high-pressure hoses that connect the steering rack to the two sides of the centre seal. One hose sends hydraulic fluid from the power-steering pump to the steering mechanism, while the other directs fluid back to the pump. When turned left or right, the steering wheel’s steering mechanism allows the hydraulic fluid to pass to respective side of the steering rack, pushing the seal and rack in the necessary direction.
Electric power-assisted steering is fully electric. The wheels of the car receive direct assistance from an electric motor which is mounted on either the steering rack or steering column or directly to the steering rack. Sensors decide how much assistance to apply at any time.
When hydraulic fluid lubricates and seals the power-steering pump and hoses to prevent corrosion it can leak or gradually become less effective, making it harder to turn the steering wheel. Typically, a mechanic will check hydraulic fluid levels during an annual service.
If the electric motor fails, power-assisted steering will stop working, so the motor would need replacing. As with any electrical system, software problems can occur, necessitating an update.
The second largest US-based automaker, Ford is a brand known around the world, with a number of strong performing vehicles in its ranks. No surprise there, as the company has been making cars since 1903. As the most popular of the North American brands in the UK, the Ford Focus and the Fiesta are probably well known to almost every driver on the road.
Popular for those looking for subcompact or compact cars, Ford makes a variety of configurations across a spectrum of performance standards. The last of Ford’s British car manufacturing plants was shut down in 2002, but you’ll still find Ford dealerships across the country - with garages that know how to deal with them as a consequence.
Find a garage
Browse from hundreds of trusted garages in your local area, with honest user-submitted reviews.
Get a fixed price quote
Choose what work you want done and when, with up to date availability and a fixed price
Book online 24/7, with no payment requred, and receive immediate confirmation by email