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Always 5* Service at BCL
"I have been using BCL for a few years & they have always been nothing but fantastic. Their communication to work to prices to availability is always brilliant & they strive to ensure they build a good rapport with all their customers. Their prices are competitive but fair, they are always fast with their work & always of a 5* quality. All of the team is friendly & understanding if needing their services adhoc. I will continue to go there for all my needs. Thank you so much guys!"
Great service - as always
"From start to finish, the service was superb. Was kept informed throughout the day of progress and works required. Have been using Prompt Auto's now for a few years and they continue to impress. 5*"
"Help and support was great . Kept informed . Where mechanical irrm not found - work around proposed with no fuss or drama ."
"Fast efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend and will be using again for my MOT."
Reliable and Trustworthy
"As always, I was so relived to have Kinleys sort out my yearly MOT and service along with a pick up and drop off. I would highly recommend Kinleys Garage as a place to have any work done. A reliable and friendly garage and staff are so helpful. Thank you again for your help."
Great service, as always
"Great as always, have taken my car for the last couple of years. Family have used the garage for years before that, always happy. Thanks!"
Great service as always
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Better than I wanted
"Booked service online with free loan car on a bank holiday! So easy. Confirmed by email the next day. On arrival asked about the tyres and tracking- no problem. Also asked for quote to fix the boot. Call confirming the work was done early afternoon. On collection found they had fixed the boot too! Very happy and very reasonable price. Would recommend."
"A very friendly, honest and reliable garage - best in Hampshire!"
Great, friendly service
"Very welcoming, friendly local garage. Kept informed at all times. Work done in a timely manner."
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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