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"I booked online and got a courtesy call to confirm which was great. Got an update on the work after initial inspection with quote and a call when car was ready. Full explanation of comprehensive paperwork provided. I feel confident that my car has been looked after. Didn't need car collection, a courtesy lift, or the coffee but it's a nice service to have available. Recommended"
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"I have been using Hamble Garage for a couple years now and I always have a great experience; the staff are friendly and informative and I always feel like I’m getting a really honest service."
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"Done at short notice and to time. Excellent!"
"Second time that I have used this garage. Excellent customer service and work done on the car. This will definitely be my regular garage from now on. Very pleased."
"Friendly and very helpful staff, have used them several times. Good prices for repairs and rapid turnaround."
"oil was refilled exactly to the mark, not overfilled as a lot of garages do"
Service is good
"The job was done officially and properly and very proptley only took 40 minutes with two macanics working on the car at the same time very good job thay did"
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"Air con service not carried out and diagnostics check which was booked online at time of original booking however not charged for."
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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