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"A very fair and thorough test and very friendly staff."
"Great experience kept me informed"
"Very affable guy who is very happy to go out of his way for you"
"Friendly greeting, quick service, very good value"
Rover 620 MOT
"Chris Palmer's is my garage of choice in Bristol.... On this occasion I had my Rover 620 mot'd, and then remedial work to.sort the few fails out. As always, honest diagnosis, kept fully informed of progress, and good price quoted. You won't find more honest, reliable and friendly guys in Bristol....never had any problems with work done on any of my cars, and I can't recommend them highly enough."
Really good garage
"Had a very pleasant experience taking my car in. The guys were in a bit earlier so I could drop the car off before work and let me know when it was ready. Nice and straightforward. I did have a minor issue after picking the car up and they were happy to assist, got the car back in and fixed it, no problems. Good value overall!"
"Only quibble - website booking had to be bumped as there was not capacity on date booked."
"When I drive my car looks like a new car. Fantastic service."
Fit in MOT last minute
"Good value, workmanship and excellent customer service"
"Can't actually recommend this place enough. Everyone was friendly, professional and helpful. I was in and out in less than an hour and the price was very reasonable. Would highly recommend to all needing to or thinking of having work done."
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.
There are two types of power steering: rack-and-pinion and the recirculating ball. Rack-and-pinion is the most common system. Although not as widespread, the recirculating ball system is still in use, mainly on vans and trucks.
In both systems, two high-pressure hoses connect the steering rack to both sides of the centre seal. One hose directs high pressure hydraulic fluid from the power steering pump to the steering mechanism, while the other allows fluid to flow back to the pump. When the steering wheel is turned left or right, the steering mechanism allows the hydraulic fluid to pass to that side of the rack. That pressure assists the vehicle's steering power by pushing the seal and rack in one direction or the other.
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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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