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"First time use of this website. Booked MOT and service on a Thursday via the website to take place on the following Tuesday morning. Didn't get any phone call from the garage until 12pm on the Tuesday (i.e. after the booked appointment). Because this garage hadn't called me on Friday or Saturday I arranged with an another garage instead (but not via the website) and had the work done on the Monday. The website implies that the garage will ring you to confirm the appointment and not to rely just on the website booking system but this garage seemed to be relying on the website as communication to customers. All very confusing. Will just book garage direct next time."
"I was advised that the service was complete and there was extra work that was needed. No work was carried out till an full explanation and pricing of work before anything was done. There was no bullying into the work being done like at some other garages you find. Very friendly manager who QC'ed the extra work before being rung to be told it was completed."
"Staff very helpful, work clearly done in a timely and competent manner"
"I booked at short notice after another provider falling through and was contacted almost immediately to organise a time first thing the next day. Left my car with the guys and was all sorted swiftly and with no fuss. Came highly recommended, evidently for good reason. No issues and will definitely use again."
"From reception to collecting the car a pain free experience of real quality, no repairs necessary hence 1 score"
"When I arrived, the garage didn’t have a record of my booking but instead of turning me away the colleague made some calls and managed to fit me in. Very professional."
"Great customer service and very friendly staff. They informed me of a puncture in one of my tyres and offered to repair it for me. Would definitely return !! :)"
"They fit me in at late notice and were very friendly and professional. He was done in the time he said he would be and it was all round a really great experience. A little hard to find so maybe the addition of a sign in the car park would be a good idea."
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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Bristol is famous for Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is well worth a visit if you don’t happen to drive across it on your way into the city. There is a small toll on this Grade I listed structure which forms part of the B3129. But if you suffer from vertigo don’t look down, the deep drop to the River Avon and Gorge is spectacular and changes with the tide.
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