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"Went here after the garage we had used for many years closed. Found on-line. Went for routine service and MOT on 10 year old Ford Focus. Work done on time and price as agreed. Polite and professional."
"Great to finally find a decent garage"
"Just one thing I have to say. When you do the booking online, you have the option to tick if you need Free drop from service to home and back. I did tick only the first one but they couldn't do it for the same reason that you find it everywhere. "Short of staff" In rest...all amazing"
"Happy with the service"
Good and Friendly Service
"When it came to the service and MOT in general, it was fine. They found a few problems as you would expect. The car makes a horrible noise when it starts which you would expect them to have a look at or inform you additional investigation is required. I informed them of an issue with the acceleration when touching the clutch. They said they don't know what it could be and would have to look into it more. They never asked thay can look deeper at X cost. This is a single person findings outside the usual services and not the overall service which was very good."
Fantastic MOT & Service
"I highly recommend this company. Never used before but will be going back."
"Such friendly and helpful staff and they got the work done really quickly, can't sing their praises enough"
"Didn’t tell me I needed brake pads until I turned up to collect car but otherwise good value and workmanship"
Veey good service
"Convienient opening hours"
"I’m pleased with the service this garage offers."
"I have used MC Autos a couple of times for general repair and MOT they have always provided great service always been honest"
"Great service and fair price"
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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