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Great local Audi garage
"Online booking service excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Work done on time and with good information throughout. Local garage that authorised to undertake Audi work st a fraction of Audi Reading charges."
Quick and prompt
"Great customer service, very quick would definitely recommend"
"I did full service, that should include many checks like check the belts. In my car one of the passenger belts are not working, but when I did service no one check it, so I am not sure what work were done"
"The staff are so happy & helpful"
Good honest garage!
"Helpful, honest and speedy service all at reasonable costs."
"Although the MOT test is slightly more expensive, the customer service is second to none. And they do the test promptly after dropping your car off - so no more waiting around all day to hear the good or bad news! You're left with the impression of 100% integrity and honesty, which is a rare sensation in this trade."
"Lovely staff, great value, we will certainly use them again"
"The appointment was arranged over the phone and date and approximate time for my car to be collected was agreed. The car was duly collected and returned later in the day, with the job having been completed. The invoice was for the estimated amount, with payment being made over the phone. A nice touch was that the car, which had not been washed for at least 3 months, was returned having been washed. The staff were polite and friendly. In all, a very straightforward and satisfactory job."
Could try harder
"Nice to have a follow up call from the garage after booking through Book my garage. Enquired about the special engine cleaning that was advertised everywhere in the garage and met with blank stares and 'we don't do that here' Very odd. Staff didn't mention a fault that's been flagged on my car for a year. Think it's time to try somewhere new."
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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