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Sensor-tive subject

Whilst we appreciate that motor vehicles are getting more complicated, the basic checks we carry out remain the same.

We think the only difference is that you plug a computer in, to steer you in the right direction.

The next step is to visually check where the computer steers you.

This vehicle’s problem was diagnosed as a steering sensor out of range. Careful examination of the sensor showed that it was cracked and when it was removed it promptly fell apart.

As this Nissan was an imported vehicle locating the part was the hardest part of the repair process.

Luckily Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic specialises in certain imported vehicles. Initially we called a specialist part company only to be told the sensor is not available and is on back order from Nissan.

We then searched the internet and found that we could obtain a sensor with the same part number from Australia for a very reasonable £250 plus postage plus customs and VAT.

The last resort was a used part, one phone call and a payment of £50. The sensor arrived and was duly fitted. One repaired vehicle, one happy customer.

Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen, come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.

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