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Great Secret Service
"Friendly, polite customer service form first point of contact. I used the car collection & delivery option and again excellent customer service - my car was collected and returned on times agreed, all the service paperwork was completed allowing me to review all the checks/work undertaken. The cost of the service was very competitive."
"good price good work carried out can't fault them."
Good at referring
"Booked MOT online. But they don't actually do MOTs. But they did refer me to a great garage which did it for 30 quid."
Fast and Good Value
"Overall pretty pleased; but did not pick up that the horn wasn't working and didn't check rear wiper as requested."
Can’t fault it
"Great, very happy, the only problem is that with all my other cars I got a report back detailing all the items checked and whether they needed attention sooner rather than later. With this service all I got was an itemised invoice for parts and labour. No idea what was checked, what might need attention or anything."
Great all round
"Brilliant gd staff could not do more"
"Very helpful staff , great service"
Cheaper than Audi
"I was able to get my car seen quickly. The garage staff were extremely helpful and updated me on the progress of my car. I will be using this garage in the future."
"Really happy with the way the company carried out the work they have done. Great value for money!"
"Very helpful, they kept me informed during working in progress"
Great service / comms
"Wonderful service and communication, brand new courtesy car for only £15, highly recommend as they do all makes not only Honda ( mine was ford) ."
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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