All new Vauxhall Corsa’s & Rover MGF’s are designed with EPS Systems installed (Electronic Power Steering), specifically electric columns with a motor & ECU attached and too often these units are failing in more than one way. Sometimes there is intermittent loss of power, sometimes complete loss of power but more commonly a feeling of biased steering – as though it’s heavy one way.
If you’ve got a Vauxhall Corsa or a Rover MGF with an electric steering column fitted and suffering from steering which is biased one way or heavy one way.. and you’ve taken it to your local garage or main dealer – then the likeliness is that you’ve been informed the steering column is at fault and needs replacing (a new unit is £500+ with programming) and a second hand unit doesn’t come with half the warranty and not much cheaper either.
Truth is, 99% of the time it doesn’t really need changing, it just needs recalibrating but that’s not something your local garage can do (or the main dealer surprisingly). In fact, we’re taking on jobs from many local garages and have customers from the retail sector coming to us directly to save £100’s.
When you replace the steering column with a new one, it needs programming from the main dealers and that’s not cheap you’re looking at £500+ for a new column & programming and that doesn’t include labour for fitting either, however, it does come with a full 1 years warranty. A second hand unit isn’t any good at all, you’ll pay upwards of £150+ for the unit plus any labour costs to remove your old unit and fit the replacement.. and if you’re lucky, the most warranty you’ll get from any breakers yard will be 3 months (with condition of course!).
Bring you’re vehicle to us and we’ll rectify the fault in situe. It takes a couple of hours and we’ll recalibrate the electric column and rectify all faults – therefore there is no costs for replacement parts and absolute minimum labour costs. It’s by far the cheapest option.. and just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, we back our service fully by our no-quibble 1years warranty for peace of mind.
We suggest minimal driving whilst your steering is biased / heavy one way because if you drive like that for too long, you can permanently damage it in which case recalibration would be out of the equation and then a replacement part would be the only solution. We do carry replacement columns in stock but of course it’s far more expensive so we always suggest if you’ve acknowledged the fault then get in touch with us today so we can help you save money.