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Helpful, friendly staff
"Booking online was straight forward with confirmation email and follow up call. MOT completed as scheduled and popped next door to Harvester for coffee and catch up on newspaper. Will use again."
"Taken through review of vehicle step by step, very thorough and professional thanks to Sean and the team at Baylis Ross-on-Wye"
Great MOT Station.
"Unfortunately my 50 year old MGB failed.The tester showed me failed bushes ,which I have to replace in 10 working days fora free retest."
"Happy with the service"
Very good value
"Collection and delivery was efficient and the car was ready on time. No service or MOT advisories noted, which was reassuring, although the servicing invoice did not stipulate the list of work done, just the total price (which did not increase over the quote online)."
"Everything fine and they even washed the car too!"
A great garage
"My 1969 MG Midget was MOT'd here last Saturday. From booking the appointment to collecting my car afterwards, the staff were very helpful and kept me informed. I am happy to recommend Hillclimb Garage."
good service very helpful
"did a good job informed me before proceeding on other work.[one issue could not get air filter]"
"Always good service and helpful staff"
Very helpful service.
"Very happy with the service provided. MOT passed and kept informed throughout process."
Good honest garage
"Failed on mot but wasn't pressured into buying. Great customer service. Pleasant and friendly staff. Hard to find an honest garage these days"
local and good service
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.
MG is an archetypally British car marque, still manufactured at the historic Longbridge car plant in Birmingham. The history of MG stretches back to its registration in 1924, and the company went on to produce a range of iconic two seater sports cars. The MG Owners Club claims to be the World's largest single marque car club, an indication of the passion MG owners have for their vehicles.
In terms of models, some of the best loved vintage cars still seen on British roads are from the MG stable. These include the distinctive MG Midget with its ‘frog eye’ headlights, clean lines and nimble handling, perfect for the UK’s twisty single carriageway country lanes. The Midget was manufactured between 1961 - 1979, and MG continues to evolve and produce good looking cars. The current range includes the MG3, a practical and fun supermini, and the MG6, a contemporary fastback.
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