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Great service all round
"Great service, I stayed and waited for my car and was able to use an office to work. With tea and coffee laid on. Service staff were very friendly and helpful I would definitely return"
"easy booking on line.great service center.great value."
"Specialist care for high performance car. Garage has excellent professional equipment for luxury car care. Video of work in progress. Great customer care throughout and pick up/drop off service from Matthew. Far more personal service than Stratstones."
Quality of work 5*
"Great quality of work and liked the video of the vehicle check just labour costs are very expensive"
"Very happy with service. Would use garage again for work on car. Prices of work was as said before service and kept well informed if car needed any other work."
Amazing service and staff
"Amazing staff and excellent customer service. Helpful and honest. Couldn’t recommend them more."
"An interim service was carried out on the day and time booked with complimentary car collection and delivery. Pleased with the quality of service, good value for money, and friendly staff that listen and carry out requests."
Honest & fast service
Helpful and professional
"Happy with the service overall. Failed the mot but the garage made the necessary repairs to pass."
"Passed MOT, no problems."
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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