Save money: Instantly compare Power Steering Repairs prices in Swansea to find the best deal.
Save time: Find and book the best Power Steering Repairs deal quickly and easily with our online booking tool. No upfront registration required!
Quick and easy: Simply enter the registration number of your car and your post code, compare prices, choose a local garage in Swansea and book your Power Steering Repairs.
No payment required: You won’t pay a penny until all of the work is complete.
Speak to an expert mechanic: If you need to speak to a mechanic about Power Steering Repairs, call one of our experts today on 03304 004439.
Fast and efficient
"Friendly and good service. Will definitely use again."
tip top service
"Pick up and drop off is such a help...reason alone to choose this servcie"
"Happy with the service."
MOT & Service
"Very helpful from start to finish, car went in for yearly MOT & Service & even though it needed extra work doing, I was kept upto date with all work that needed doing....even if it did hit the wallet hard, great garage & look forward to servicing my motor with them again, would recommend!"
"dealt with promptly"
"Booked online in a panic as I had let MOT expire without realising. Garage called to confirm the next day, completed work on time and cheaply. Always had great service here and have used many times. Great pub next door for a coffee while you wait, too!"
helpfull and efficient
"done speedily with advice and what to watch on car added too"
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.
Find a garage
Browse from hundreds of trusted garages in your local area, with honest user-submitted reviews.
Get a fixed price quote
Choose what work you want done and when, with up to date availability and a fixed price
Book online 24/7, with no payment requred, and receive immediate confirmation by email