Specialists in Power Steering Rack, Power Steering Pump & Power Steering Box Repairs – Since 1972.

General Category

16 Aug, 19

Steering Feels Loose – What Are The Causes?

Posted in: General Category

When you’re driving with a loose steering wheel, not only does it make you feel like you don't have full control of the vehicle, but it also makes you a hazard on the road. Your steering wheel controls the car’s direction and wheel movement, therefore, if your steering system is not fully responsive, it can be dangerous. Imagine you’re travelling down some winding roads and you cannot accurately determine what position your wheels are in, there’s a higher risk of…

05 Aug, 19

What Are Common Bad Wheel Bearing Symptoms?

Posted in: General Category

What Is A Wheel Bearing? Any vehicle that has wheels will have wheel bearings, such as bicycles, aeroplanes and even boats. They consist of a group of steel balls attached to a metal ring, which is located on a metal axle shaft. The axle is positioned inside the wheel hub, which is the mounting assembly for the wheel of the vehicle and this hub also houses the lugs nuts that are used to bolt the tyre to the wheel. When…

24 Jul, 19

Do You Need Car Wheel Alignment?

Posted in: General Category

Checking wheel alignment is often overlooked by many drivers, as it’s usually not the first maintenance task on the list! However, by neglecting to correct misalignment, you run the risk of allowing more serious issues to develop with the systems of your vehicle, so it’s a good habit to keep an eye out for anything that may indicate you need this service!   What Causes Wheels To Go Out Of Alignment? Many factors could cause wheels to become misaligned, such…

17 Jul, 19

What Are Common Catalytic Converter Problems?

Posted in: General Category

If you happen to be experiencing catalytic converter problems, it means that you run the risk of your vehicle becoming less environmentally friendly, as it’s one of the most important components concerning the emissions that your vehicle releases. Without a fully working filter, harmful exhaust emissions will be released into the atmosphere, in turn, damaging the environment. Therefore, it’s important to act quickly if this component isn't functioning properly. Any issues could either indicate that it may just need a…

03 Jul, 19

Power Steering Rack Reconditioning

Posted in: General Category

Power steering is a fundamental system in our vehicles… imagine having to steer the weight of your car without any help? We would never miss arm day, that’s for sure! So, it’s important for us to maintain our steering systems, just like we do with any other systems in our vehicles, some examples being the engine, the fuel system and transmission! While steering systems are created robustly enough to last a long time, you can sometimes encounter problems with some…

03 May, 19

Common Steering Column Problems

Posted in: General Category

When we think of important systems in our vehicle, we usually think of the engine system, the transmission, fuel system and braking system. However, we forget what actually allows us to manoeuvre our vehicle’s tyres in whichever direction we want… the hydraulic steering system! We’re not just talking about the steering wheel, but the mechanisms that hide behind the scenes too, specifically the steering column. What Is Its Purpose? Without a doubt, the steering column is one of the sturdiest…

05 Mar, 19

Everything You Need to Know About Tyre Rotation

Posted in: General Category
how to rotate my tyres

In order to increase the performance and lifespan of your tyres, a regular rotation of the tyres is necessary. Think about this, your tyres are the only parts of your vehicle in contact with the ground, thus there is constant friction. The constant friction, in addition to the vehicle being driven in all weather conditions and different road surfaces, causes different effects on your tyre condition. Of course, there are more contributing factors and tyres have to be in tip-top…

12 Feb, 19

Power Steering Leak: Can I Still Drive My Car?

Posted in: General Category
power steering fluid leakage

Ever notice a tiny leak mysteriously coming from the bottom of your vehicle? Or that you’re suddenly having a much harder time steering your car no matter what speed you're at or the road you’re on? If you’ve noticed any of these two signs, then it’s likely that you might be dealing with a power steering leak. It is important to understand that while a power steering leak is not an urgent problem, it is still one that can lead…

06 Feb, 19

The Advancement of Power Steering Systems

Posted in: General Category
Power Steering Technology

Since the 1950s, power steering has been making life easier for drivers. Without it, drivers would have to exert hulk strength in order to steer, especially when driving at a slow speed, however, these systems provide a simpler way for drivers to steer their vehicles without much effort. From complicated pulleys to the electronic steering system that many of us are familiar with today, these systems have become more advanced with time. Hydraulic A hydraulic power steering system adds pressure…

23 Jan, 19

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles For Steering Wheel Issues: Is Your Car Amongst These?

Posted in: General Category
Know if your vehicle is part of a recall

A product recall is a request to return a product after a safety issue or defect has been found that could be dangerous. Hearing about recall reports may trigger an 'I wish I never experience that type of bad luck' moment. however, as you all know, life doesn't always work out the way we want it to. Of course, it's disheartening finding out you've got a defective part in your car, but after receiving a recall report, you should feel…