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"Discovered my car was out of warranty and looked for a Citroen specialist. So far really helpful (investigation still continues)"
"Took my car in on the wrong day initially and they were even willing to try and do the work that day if they had time, which I thought was excellent customer service. I didn’t leave my car and returned on the correct day. I had requested a courtesy car for the time my car was in the garage. This wasn’t a problem for them. The courtesy car was ready for me at no extra cost. All round excellent service."
"Was very happy with the service."
"The garage staff was great. They fitted my car service in short notice and rang as soon as my car was ready."
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"Done within 3 hours, kept me upto date, all paperwork stamped & car ready within 3 hours, great."
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"I was very happy with the services I received. Replacing brakes can be expensive work. While I had to spend a lot to get my car fixed, it wasn't as much as some of the horror stories I heard online about other garages. Also I know they used high quality parts and my car is running much more smoothly now. They kept me informed about what work would be needed throughout the day. Only negative was that I was supposed to get my MOT half price (for £19) because I was getting it with a full service, but when I got home and looked at my bill, I had been charged full price (£39). Overall quality service, good garage, would recommend."
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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