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"Great experience. Staff friendly and helpful. Kept informed throughout the morning and advised of costs prior to work being carried out"
Needs to change
"Quality of work seems ok but feels a bit pricey for what was required, also needs to state prices quoted dont include VAT, quoted a 'total' price for work over the phone but never in communication said that the price was exc. VAT, nobody works like that anymore and needs to move with the times, I like to use local services but Sadly won't return for that reason."
"Perfectly happy. Will return."
Will use again
"Happy with service from seedhill service station. Will definitely use this garage again in the future."
Friendly and helpful
"Really happy quick and efficient"
"Very knowledgable and informative. Friendly and made a few helpful recommendations. Excellent communication. Plus car cleaned before return saving me an hour or two!"
"Very happy with service, even at short notice. Service completed on time at an agreed price."
"The garage was very accommodating fitting my car in at a convenient time for it's service and MOT. Staff were always keeping me updated on repairs and carried out a good job at a reasonable price."
Very helpful staff
"Had an issue with my mot, guys sorted it out for me. Very helpful staff "
"1st time user of this garage and very happy with the work that was done, prices are very reasonable as well."
Great service !!!
"I'm very happy with work what has to be done. I requested, however, they advice front brake pads replacement with a very competitive price. Definitely, I will them again."
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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