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Expensive but good staff
"Cost over 300 quid for front discs and pads on a Renault Clio although Tom on the desk was very good and helpful"
"Impeccable service as always been using the garage for almost 6 years would never consider even using another garage. Honest, reliable and reasonably priced."
Reliable and Trustworthy
"As always, I was so relived to have Kinleys sort out my yearly MOT and service along with a pick up and drop off. I would highly recommend Kinleys Garage as a place to have any work done. A reliable and friendly garage and staff are so helpful. Thank you again for your help."
Great customer service
Always great service
"D & A have always been helpful and delivered work to a high standard. Definitely Recommend."
great value for money
"MOT and car wash within an hour for£30..."
"I was able to book online and they then confirmed with a phone call. Was able to have a car to use while mine was being serviced. My car was ready on time and the cost was exactly what was originally quoted. Polite, fast, good value for money service."
"Sandra was excellent and So helpful- was given an estimate time and was almost to the minute. Friendly, quick and professional. I have been here for the past 2 years and will continue to do so- they even quoted me for an advisory I had- will go here to have that completed."
"The staff are polite and professional. Kept me informed about the work needed and the cost, carried out the work quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend."
Good costumer service
"Fast service and very helpful staff."
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.
Another French company churning out good-looking vehicles, Renault has been in the business of making cars since 1899. The alliance of Renault with Nissan (conveniently called the Renault-Nissan Alliance) make up the fourth largest automotive group in the world.
Renault is also widely known for its role in motor sport, particularly Formula 1. Early work on mathematical curve modelling used on Renault car bodies is an important, but little known, part of the history of computer graphics. Renault began to take part in motorsport early in the 20th century, largely due to Marcel Renault’s own interest in the sport. Over the years, Renault acquired multiple companies with sporting connections, and in the 1970s set up its own dedicated motorsport division, Renault Sport, winning both the Le Mans 24 Hours race and the Renault Alpine A442.
But back to the world outside of motor sport! Back in 2013, the newest Renault vehicles had the lowest average CO2 emissions among European generalist brands, average at 110.1g/km.
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