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Great Independent Garage
"Very pleased with the service quality and communication from the garage"
Great service all round
"I’ve used Nistec several times and they are always honest and reliable. Friendly service, honest advice, you can’t go wrong. They’ve been so helpful to me in past problems at no extra charge and I only feel safe using this garage."
"Great service from Simon and his team and excellent pricing, thanks again guys."
Great as always
"Great service as always from FD Mechanics, great to have such a reliable and trustworthy garage."
"This is the second time I have used Smile and I have been very happy with their service. They picked the car up from home, kept me informed during the day, gave it a full service, dealt with several issues and returned it promptly in the afternoon. Excellent."
Well priced service & MOT
"Very happy with the service.... I just miss having my car washed as part of the service. It’s a small thing but means a lot. Perhaps offer this as a extra ? Overall happy"
"Really friendly team. Kept well informed. Definitely will use again."
"Highly recommended. Really friendly people to deal with and nothing too much trouble. Good value too."
"Overall really happy with the service and MOT. Slight bump with the MOT not being able to be done on the day with the initial call being blamed on a family emergency in the garage, however when collecting it turned out it simply hadn’t been booked in. Aside from that, good loan car, was kept informed throughout and excellent value!"
Friendly & informative
"There was an issue with my MOT, but they fixed the issue without it impacting the cost and meaning my car passed. They were very friendly, helpful and get me informed of the status. Would definitely use again"
"Very happy, they did a good job"
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.
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