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Reliable and prompt
"Happy with w patience. Punctual and helpful."
"Have had a right ol' hassle with some other local garages. Grimsdyke is brilliantly run and delivers great quality and value. Highly recommended."
"dropped car off early morning and asked if car could be ready lunchtime ,service manager was great and had it ready for 12.30"
"Very pleased with turnaround. Booked, MOTd and picked up within 2hours"
"Friendly and professional staff"
"very happy, booked my mot on line weeks before drop car off on the day , not 1 prob very helpfully , had a full service some time before and great book day for service again drop car off on the day they did a fab job, I'm more the happy,, and will be rebooking car in again soon for new service and to keep the car checked."
"Helpful, friendly and was able to use a hire car whilst mine was having work done. Would use again."
Very positive experience
"Very competitive price, and I liked the fact that a lift to or from home was offered online as part of the deal, though I did not use this service. Service light reset, service book updated. Just one small point: Total bill, as per website, simply stated total amount as being labour, whereas it would have been helpful to note on invoice that oil, filter etc had been replaced, even though this was ticked on service booklet."
"Great value for money. Although the paperwork could be more professionally finished and fully list what work was done and include service stamp"
"Very impressed with their service. I had a noise issue with my car and they booked me in the next day and found out what it was. Very friendly to deal with, highly recommended!"
Great Customer Service
"Top notch and super convenient - especially the pickup/drop off service!"
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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