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"Good service and MOT, easy to get to, friendly staff. Have used a couple of Volvo garages in London and so far this is the best one I have found. Feels more like your 'local garage' which for me is a good thing."
"Fast & affordable. Would highly recommend."
"Had a major service done and im very happy with the job they did, even collected and dropped of my car back to me"
"They offer a very persoanlalised service to meet your needs"
"Fantastic service, really friendly, helpful and professional. I would strongly recommend!"
"The work was carried out over 2 days and the car returned in a clean condition. I have not had any problems with the running of the car since the work was carried out."
"Been overcharged,I have booked a full service and MOT supposed to be £277!!! Been called by garage saying one tyre need changed,£60!! Front break pads need changed, been charged £40 for pads and £60 for labour plus VAT!!!!!,again they called me saying the pollen filter is not included in full service and been charged for that too,and because I had a warning light on board been charged £48 plus VAT to diagnose the problem!!! End up paying a whopping £630 and the warning light was still on,been advise to change transmission oil and the price will be around £700!!!!!!!!! Been to another garage and changed the transmission oil for £150!!!! First and last time I’m using this garage!!!"
"Great work all round!"
"Really great service. Came and picked up the car and dropped back off in specified time frame. Al is super friendly"
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.
The London Borough of Haringey is an exciting and community minded London Borough which is sometimes described as part of Inner London and sometimes as part of Outer London. It has a very varied demographic, with areas of high prosperity and extreme poverty. The wealthy zones of Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End contrast dramatically with areas in the east of the borough which are some of the most deprived in the UK.
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