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"So I will be completely honest in my review. I f**ked up and went to tax my car but then found out I had forgotten to do my mot on my car, so I found the nearest place to get it done as soon as possible. The reason I mention this is it meant I was happy with anything as long as it got done and hadn't looked at any reviews or anything and was in a very bad mood, I just booked it and that was that. I turn up and am personally greeted by my name with a handshake. Good start! He then proceeds to get straight tot he works and keeps me updated the whole time. So I failed the mot and needed new tyres. He then advises me the best place to go for value and quality. Although the guy is in my good books but then says ' just bring it in tomorrow any time after you've got new tyres and I will retest it for you'. True to his word he does this for me, I then get my wallet out and he's like no, the retest is included in the price. Takes my details and signs me up to get a test reminded before mot runs out next year."
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"Staff were helpful & the texts with videos was great. Spent alot of money in one go but needed doing"
"Had to reshedule due to a mix up, Lee was super helpful and made sure to get the booking resheduled ASAP. Lovely to talk to, very personable."
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"Very happy with the work done and that the price was that which was quoted. Will definitely use again."
"Was left on hold a bit too long then had to ring back. Generally a good service that I would use again."
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.
Driving in the East Midlands
From Lincoln’s winding streets and glorious medieval cathedral, to legendary Sherwood Forest and the natural drama of the Peaks, the East Midlands is a varied region. 88% of the land is rural, though the major cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby mean that the population stands at around 4.5 million. The geographical centre of England lies in Higham on the Hill in west Leicestershire, close to the boundary between the East and West Midlands.
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