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"Picked up my car and dropped it off. Excellent price, very happy."
Really good service
"Very friendly reception staff They serviced the car ahead of time too"
"Very helpful service desk when needed to change address for free collectiondelivery. Ready when they said it would be. Cheaper than quoted as finished quicker(that's never happened to me before!) Very pleasant mechanic. Wasn't expecting such good service."
"Excellent customer service. MOT completed in 90 mins. Car was even washed afterwards! All for £9.99 Can't fault it. Will be taking my wife's car for MOT for sure."
Pleased with the service
"Got my car service and MOT here. Cheapest in the area. My car was picked up and returned to my house for free. I was kept updated after my service was completed to tell me everything was OK and the price was as quoted. Really friendly service, when my car returned it had been cleaned, which was a lovely surprise. Will definitely be using again in the future!"
No show to pick car up
"Nobody turned up waited in all day but no show I took a day off work for nothing"
"Prompt service, highly recommended."
"The experience was marred by the confusion, when I was forced, in the absence of any confirmation from the garage, to telephone the garage the day before the work was due to be carried out, about whether the booking, made weeks earlier, was recorded. Communication between garage and customer needs to be improved - including confirmation of booking by email or telephone call 2 or 3 days beforehand, especially when bookings are made some weeks in advance."
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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