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"The guys at Autonation we’re brilliant. They picked the car up and dropped it off. Their service was quick and effective. Thank you."
"I used this garage for the first time and everything was very easy from booking online to getting the car back. The service was very quick and I got already a message that I could collect the car when I just had arrived back home. I learned that they also offer to collect the car at your home when you live locally and that is what I will choose the next time as I have difficulties walking. Thank you so much for such a good first experience!"
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Good but can be better
"Satisfied with service carried out. It makes positive difference in overall driving experience post service. However found bit expensive as had to struggle a bit over bargain and got the right price for aircon re-gassing or else would have paid double the amount for re-gassing compared to other garages in town. Would love to see used car list and details in the the showroom as could not get out of the show room due to rains whilst was waiting for the servicing of car."
"Brilliant from start to finish, Very helpful, great price, was done faster than expected and phoned me straight away. Couldn’t be more pleased"
"Professional MOT at fair prices."
"Incredibly quick, had the car back within two hours with a full detail on advisories and work done."
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 of England
The Fens, Norwich Cathedral, Sutton Hoo, not to mention the world renowned buildings and atmosphere of Cambridge University - the East of England is packed with great driving destinations. One of the warmer, drier and more sheltered regions of the UK, coastal areas in the summer do suffer from low cloud coming in from the North Sea which can affect driving conditions. However, the predominantly flat landscape makes for generally safe roads well suited to pleasurable motoring.
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