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Absolutely great service
"They fit me in even though there was a bit of a hiccup with the booking"
Friendly & helpful staff
"I originally booked my service & MOT online but then I received a call from the garage who informed me that the MOT slot wasnt available and gave me a new slot. The service was completed in good time but unfortunately it failed the MOT. I quickly had the work done and returned to the garage the following day and they did another MOT straight away so i was back on the road. All staff are very friendly, polite and helpful. I would definitely recommend this garage!"
Short notice MOT
"Spot on! More than happy with the service; booked in for MOT online, got a call back to confirm booking a couple of days later. MOT completed in around an hour while I waited. No unnecessary work carried out. Just a great value, professional service all around."
"I had my first service and mot with faraday mill this week. I was very impressed with the service I received and I found it very useful they could pick up and drop off for free! I was called by the garage half way through the process to be reassured my mot had passed and I felt the staff were so friendly. I will definitely be returning next year. Thankyou!"
"Very helpful and great value for money."
"After using Marshalls garage before I booked my MOT there as I was so pleased with the service that I had the last time. It is easy to book and they do what they say they’re going to do in the time that it is booked in. I can’t fault them at all and I will always go back there when I need something doing to my car. Many thanks your helpfulness and professionalism is much appreciated ."
Friendly, helpful staff
"Friendly, helpful staff. Courtesy car in great condition. Thorough MOT. Kept up-to-date through out the day about work needed doing to car with total price of work. Would highly recommend to others"
"Very happy with the level of service"
"Really helpful and quick guys won’t go anywhere else now"
Great Service again
"Very happy with service provided"
"Very good service, collecting and returning the car"
"Really friendly place, would definitely recommend, kept us up to date on the work and gave price options Dropped us off and picked us up before and after the service to help us get around"
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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