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"They collected my car and dropped it back. Provided me with a courtesy car. All work was completed within half a day. Good prices and didnt get ripped off. Very impressed and will use agin."
"It was quick and I was dealt in a professional manner."
"Excellent service and kept informed by staff as to any problems encountered during MOT - provided an excellent and clean courtesy car too Friendly and helpful service resulting in gaining me as a return customer when the next service etc is due, thank you Newent Auto Centre"
All round very good
"I was happy with the quality of workmanship and with courtesy car."
"Staff were very helpful in terms of picking my car up and bringing it back, my car felt great after the service and had a nice easy to understand breakdown of the work they had completed. Plus when my car came back it was lovely and clean which I wasn’t expecting. Fantastic garage and great staff will be using them as my regular garage from now on"
"Very happy, Cost wise, staff wise and time wise"
"Happy with everything these guys are about . Always friendly , helpful and even though I failed . They advised where to get a tyre and took back to pass . Excellent service as always"
"Nice staff and good service."
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"Great service, mot and work done with no troubles or worries, helpful staff"
Will definitely use again
"As a 1st time costumer with this garage I was impressed that they did not try ripping me off"
"very pleased with the service provided"
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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