Join the millions of drivers who have compared local prices to book.
You can search for, compare and book the best Power Steering Repairs deal in Swansea that best suits your needs, based on price, distance, availability and verified reviews. Book a garage quickly and easily with our online booking tool.
No upfront registration required, simply enter your registration number and postcode, compare prices, choose a garage which is local to you in Swansea and book your Power Steering Repairs.
You can find the best deal in your area and you won’t pay a penny until all of the work is complete, at which point you will pay the garage directly.
Our customer service team are always happy to help. If you want to speak to an expert mechanic about your vehicle today, call 0330 124 5662.
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 Swansea 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.
By using the UK’s leading garage comparison site you can...
Pick your service, MOT or repair and compare the prices and reviews of garages in your area.
You can pick a time and date, enter your details and book online, 24/7 - even when the garage is closed.
No credit card required. Just pay the garage directly, once they have completed the work.
If you would like, let others know about your experience and rate your garage for value, quality and helpfulness.
Enter your vehicle registration number, the service you need and your postcode below to compare garages on prices, location, reviews and availability!
No upfront payment · No upfront registration · No booking fees