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"Adam was great - upfront, honest and did the work so quick. I can feel that the drive is already much smoother and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back!"
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"Yes l was very satisfied with the work done on my car. Very helpful staff and kept you in the picture what was going on"
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"My family and I have been using this garage for many years, they always provide honest advise and a top quality service."
great friendly garage
"overall a great experience as they managed to fit me in at short notice even close to the xmas period. Car is runnning perfectly although they did not re-set the run flat indicator which came on a couple of days later. great value and a nice friendly group of staff"
"Excellent communication from the garage and all work done in a swiftly manner."
Great value and service
"Guys where so welcoming and explained everything clearly. Nice little courtesy car provided and great value for money. Will definitely use again in the future."
"Excellent service and great value"
Really friendly service!
"As a new driver, this was my first experience of going into a garage with my car. The service was fantastic and they were very friendly, always smiling and not the typical 'mardy tradesman' you sometimes expect. I was able to leave my car in their carpark overnight as I work night shifts, and then collect it in the evening before going back to work. This was incredibly useful and made life a lot easier for me. I don't know a lot about cars, but he gave me a little safety run down for the brakes after I collected it so I was aware, and offered future discounts. Can definitely recommend."
"Good service and have been taking both my cars here for some time now"
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.
This waterfront city in Hampshire is the most densely populated city in the UK. This means that traffic can build at Portsmouth’s rush hour, but that it’s also packed with things to do and see for all ages.
Tourists are drawn to the area for its proximity to the sea, but Portsmouth’s naval history is also a prominent feature with numerous related attractions, such as The Historic Dockyard, the D-Day Museum, the Royal Naval Museum, and the Royal Marines Museum. A number of iconic ships adorn the dockyard such as the HMS Victory, the HMS Warrior and Henry VIII’s Tudor warship the Mary Rose. For those who can handle heights, there are marvellous views from the observation deck of the Spinnaker Tower, a sweep of glass and steel shaped like a sail, which lays claim to being Britain's tallest tower outside London.
Portsmouth has a prestigious literary history and is the birthplace of many celebrated authors from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Michelle Magorian, H.G. Wells to Neil Gaiman and most notably, Charles Dickens. The modest house in Old Commercial Road was his former abode and has been restyled to resemble the original Dickens family home.
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