POWER STEERING FLUID
Power steering fluid helps you turn the wheels. Simply put, power-steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in power steering.
Servicing it involves draining or flushing out your car's old power-steering fluid and then adding fresh power steering fluid. This is an important part of good car maintenance.
Why You Need Power Steering Fluid Service
The fluid is the cheapest component of your power-steering system. Changing it can prolong the life of other, more expensive power-steering components such as the power-steering pump and power-steering rack.
Over time, the seals, O-rings, and internal power-steering components will wear out. When they break apart, they contaminate the power-steering fluid, which forces the power-steering pump to work harder and eventually break down.
Eventually your power-steering pump will not work properly. That is a costly repair. You also may damage the rack, an even more costly repair.
Power Steering Fluid Maintenance
If you hear a whining or moaning noise when you turn the steering wheel, you should have your power-steering system checked. Your power-steering pump may be about to fail.
If you notice a leak of any kind, check your power-steering fluid level and make sure you keep it topped up. Running out of fluid will damage the pump.
A fluid flush and change is always less expensive than replacing the parts of your power steering system. This can be a great way to reduce your car repair needs.
Our auto mechanics inspect the fluid as part of our normal auto checks. We flush fluids in your power steering system if black grit or metal flakes are present or the substance smells burnt.
Contact us is you think you are having any issues with your power steering. A flush and fluid change may be the right move to get your car running smoothly again.