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"Did an mot for me. No complaints. However they do not use bookmygarage anymore so do not book through this site but ring direct."
"Very happy with the service provided"
Great Service as always!
"Friendly and welcoming staff, quick and efficient job. Fantastic service as always, have been going to this garage for 3 years and as a young female driver, I have always been treated with upmost respect. I am always apprehensive that people may take advantage as I am fairly naive when it comes to car knowledge, however the staff at this garage are fantastic and will happily explain things without taking advantage or making me feel stupid- would highly recommend and will continue to use this garage!"
"Very happy with the job done, kept me informed and even said they would pick up/drop off my car if I should ever need them to when having work done!"
Great service and MOT
"Friendly and informative staff! Have used them twice for service and MOT and will continue for the foreseeable future!"
"Staff friendly & helpful. MOT & service on a Saturday completed within a few hours, easy to pay over the phone & accomodating."
"Very happy. It passed."
"Very happy with the work that Shaw St Garage did on my car. Prompt, reliable, great customer service,, friendly staff who kept me informed and updated."
"Have been taking cars here for years and will be back again"
"Rear Break disc and break pads, full service, mot, new tyres and balancing"
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"Only problem was that after booking using the online option and receiving a telephone call to confirm the booking on arrival at the garage there was no record of the booking."
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.
How to be a better driver
Whether you’re driving in Shipley or further afield, think about road user etiquette. Showing respect for other road users makes driving more pleasant for you and safer for everyone. For example, if you have to make a last minute change of lane, make your request to change clear to the driver who will need to let you in - and signal your thanks if they do. Be ready to abandon the change of lane if they won’t play ball - your safety (and that of other drivers and pedestrians) is more important than getting to your destination in the shortest time possible. When the position is reversed and a driver asks your permission to change lanes, allow them to as long as it is safe. If you get frustrated, avoid using your horn - it won’t improve matters and might make them considerably worse.
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