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"Easy to book online. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Complete service to my satisfaction. Due to it being a Saturday, I received an iou for a valet. I did ask if they would fit new registration plates to the car but this was not compelete. Very happy with service and time to complete. Would recommend"
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Good service overall.
"Reasonably good service. But the service and mot took twice the esstimated time and used a hideous air freshener inside the vehicle on the service wash."
"Garage called to keep me updated during the service and MOT. Everything explained when picking car up and rates are very reasonable"
"Very good service, staff friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional."
"Quick, efficient and professional. Very happy."
"Really happy with the service. Very convenient too, with free pickups and return of the vehicle. Very reasonable prices. Excellent customer service, very professional. I will definitely use this place for future and highly recommend it for others too."
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"Great and will use again"
"Great service picked up the car and dropped it off afterwards. Very polite and courteous and kept me informed throughout."
"Always use this garage , good pricing and told of cost before work carried out"
"Very friendly and were kept informed of any work that was required before they did it."
"Car was picked up and dropped off, plus I think I got a free wash as my alloys came back cleaner than they were before!"
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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