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"collected, and returned the car, completed a full service an the MOT. Called with advisories asking if work wanted to be done and also fixed the few issues at a minimal price to pass the MOT. Will definitely use again"
Great value for money
"Free pick up and drop service, good information on the work to do on the car and very competitive cost."
"Very happy,good quality of service , well done"
"It wasn’t bad but it could have been better, they are not very friendly at the garage, The nearside dimlight was not working and one of the wiper was a bit worn off. & he classified these two as major fault in the car, anyhow I ask him how much he would charge me to change the light, & he goes to me “ I have no idea” as I have never change these kind of lights previously, I think they are not very experienced & finally when I went for my re testing, I waited and when he got back, I asked him, has the car passed the MOT? He goes to me I think so, & then he gave me this funny look and said the car “ the car has a bit of mileage on it “ i felt uncomfortable with those people, they are not very good with customer service and all! But the price £35 is excellent, book my garage was very good & very helpful! I will use book my garage again but may be not the same MOT centre."
"I was very happy, in addition to keeping me informed at all times they adapted the undertray as it was not original equipment so didn't fit exactly. I came back here for the interim service because I was so impressed with the MOT and the fact that Bryan was the first person, out of four garages, that was able to find a noise that had been bothering me for several months."
Great efficient service
"I booked my MOT on the Wednesday evening when I realised it had nearly run out, my car was collected at 10am the following morning and returned to me by 3pm. A great speedy service and excellent value for money. I’ll definitely be using them again!"
"These guys were super friendly and welcoming, very helpful and kept me in the loop with what was happening. Quick and easy service. Would highly recommend."
"Friendly... helpful... affordable and job done quickly. Will use again"
Friendly & Efficient
"Perfectly happy with the service."
"Great efficient service. Booked at the last minute & kept up to date with repair needed. Staff friendly , helpful & good fun"
"Great service. can’t fault them"
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.
Located in the Thames Valley to the west of London, Reading in Berkshire is not too well-known as one of Britain’s must-visit towns. However, once you get there, you’ll discover a surprising amount of things to see and do. It is sometimes described as being on London’s commuter belt but the influx of daily traffic outweighs the outflow due to the large number of tech companies and international businesses which have made Reading their home.
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