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Great and quick service!
"I strongly recommend this garage. I had to service my car urgently, so decided to contact garage on messenger to get it done asap. As discussed job done quickly, on time. Health check done and couple bits have been passed to me. Thank you!"
"good service for the price"
Good value service
"Friendly staff. Didn’t expect to wait 3 hours. Service and mot done. Told spark plugs would be £96 extra , a bit OTT for spark plugs, didn’t have them."
"Friendly staff on reception. They did the required job in good time & gave the van a good wash too, which was a nice bonus."
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"Couldn’t of been easier to book in my service. Also kept in the loop with what was going on. Excellent prices, will definitely use again"
Great service and staff
"Got a call after booking, a week before and the day before. I was impressed to be offered to have the car collected or to drop me at work once I dropped the car off. Very transparent and professional. Will definitely return for future work."
"I was happy with the service, very professional and helpful."
"Danny was great, kept me informed all the way."
Good, efficient service.
"Happy and all completed with paperwork provided. Just needed a quick call or text to say the car was ready."
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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