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"I was very happy with the garage and the work he did but what I wasn’t happy with was booking through this website to basically find out my appointment didn’t even exist and then being told by the guy that works there they have nothing to do with this website and never do any bookings through it So I would recommend going through the garage itself and not this stupid website"
"Efficient and helpful service. clear costings"
Quick and great service
"MOT booked in for Friday afternoon, sadly it failed. Car back on the road by Saturday morning with all the work done. Quick, affordable and reliable work!"
Very fast service
"Very fast and accommodating."
very good service
"Very professional & honest workmanship, my car required extra work for which they called me prior & ran through all options prior to doing anything above what was pre-agreed."
Never turned up
"Never turned up, didn’t answer the phone and book my garage were no help either. Will not use again waste of time!!"
Excellent service my car
"My experience are very happy with my garage. Excellent thank you again"
WEll informed throughout
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"Quality service, very informative, will use garage again and again"
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"Despite a frozen plumbing emergency, Chris and his staff were kind and efficient. Thanks guys!"
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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