We are able to repair braking systems, as well as replace and investigate brake related wear and faults. Dorking Service Centre can check your vehicle While-U-Wait.

We can help with:

Power Assisted


Power Assisted




Track Rods

& Ends

How Steering Works?

Your vehicles steering system is what transfers the drivers input from the steering wheel to the road wheels and ultimately the direction the car goes.

Most cars today have Power Assisted Steering (PAS). This system uses a pump to increase the effort input by the driver to operate the mechanical steering system. This means the driver can steer the vehicle more easily. It also allows the driver to dry steer the vehicle, this is when the road wheels are turned left or right whilst not rotating. Before power steering this would have been very difficult. It makes life easier for getting into those really tight parking spaces.

When the driver turns the wheel left or right, the effort is transferred through the steering column, down into the steering rack. The rack transfers the effort into the track rod and track rod end, which is attached to the hub. Then finally the road wheel attaches to the hub. The opportunity for wear in the system is fairly high. This is because not only does the steering have to move two big road wheels, normally with a big heavy engine weighing them down, (Unless you’re lucky enough to drive a mid-engined or rear-engined vehicle) but also the steering has to contend with the wheels it’s trying to turn, rotating at a rapid rate and bouncing up and down as the suspension tries to negotiate the undulations in the road surface.

Mr J 2020

'This is a great little garage. Excellent customer service.'

Mrs B 2020

‘Just wanted to say a very big thank you. I love my new car. The service I received was amazing, looking after my car for 3 weeks when I was ill was so very much appreciated. Thank you so much.’

Mrs H 2020

"Great service, kept me informed throughout the MOT and advice given on timescales of items for the future. Car back to me within the timescales I asked for. Would really recommend 😊"

Mrs T-B 2020

"Amazing service yet again from Dorking Service Centre Ltd this morning, came to jump my car, took it to the garage and fixed the fault while I waited, and great value, I wouldn’t have got it cheaper going to Halfords! Such friendly service too and really helped me...

Mr B 2020

"We now have all the family cars (4) looked after by them - never anything but professional, reasonable and friendly - Great company and superb staff in every department. One of the cars was purchased there. excellent too."

Mr C 2020

"Couldn't agree more. Honest garage - don't get many of those."

Mr L 2020

"We take both cars there always brilliant"

Mr S – 2020

'Love the clip, you are now a TV celeb!! I meant what I said, what a wonderful business you have,it has been a pleasure buying Selina’s Mini from you. We’ll see you in a year for its’ service Please say thank you once again to Emma and James'

Mr & Mrs M – 2020

'Just contacting you to say a big THANK YOU to you all at Dorking Service centre. We have always had excellent service from you all and this week particularly, under the present circumstances,  your service was impeccable. So please thank everybody involved.'

Mrs F – 2020

'Thank you very much for the flowers left in the Polo on Saturday. They were a lovely surprise and a very nice gesture indeed.'