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Good honest service
"Seemed like a good honest guy. Talked me through all the work that was done and the pricing and didn't try to give me any BS. Said they don't do body work but actually unpopped my dented side panel. Would recommend."
"Very good service for best price available. Will keep using in future."
"Very happy with service, kept in touch regularly to update me about my vehicle, advised me of a few things needing attention, i already have my car booked in for a new tyre as price was very reasonable. Will be recommending to friends & family."
"Very quick service. Good price and helpful staff."
"Delighted with the quality of the service and the friendliness of the staff, all except the very rude female in the office, who could certainly use some customer service training! Otherwise delighted with the whole experience"
"Great customer service from start to finish. Informed me straight away of a minor scratch that happened during service, very apologetic and did an entire paint check of the whole car and sprayed scratches which had been on the car for years. Very impressed! And great value!"
Proactive & professional
"David was very proactive in his approach and communication"
"Assessible location, just off the A6. Good price for a full service. Was completed on schedule."
Really good service!
"Great price for both and really friendly service..will definitely use 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.
There are two types of power steering: rack-and-pinion and the recirculating ball. Rack-and-pinion is the most common system. Although not as widespread, the recirculating ball system is still in use, mainly on vans and trucks.
In both systems, two high-pressure hoses connect the steering rack to both sides of the centre seal. One hose directs high pressure hydraulic fluid from the power steering pump to the steering mechanism, while the other allows fluid to flow back to the pump. When the steering wheel is turned left or right, the steering mechanism allows the hydraulic fluid to pass to that side of the rack. That pressure assists the vehicle's steering power by pushing the seal and rack in one direction or the other.
How can you save money (and the environment) while you drive?
As every garage owner will tell you, there are some tried and tested ways to cut down on your petrol costs (and consumption) while you’re out and about in Perth or beyond. One is to shut your windows. If you can hear that wind noise in your car it’s costing you more to drive. This is because the car becomes less aerodynamic and has to work harder to motor along. Removing a roof rack will improve your fuel efficiency for the same reason. Another useful tip is to combine short trips into one; each time you drive after your car has been parked for a while the engine will be cold and need to use a lot more fuel for the first 5 miles or so. If you do one trip from school drop-off to supermarket to office you’ll use far less fuel than if you do all those trips individually.
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