Power Steering Maintenance

What does power steering fluid do?

The fluid powers the hydraulic system responsible for turning the steering wheel. Fresh, clean fluid enables for easy turns and less straining during parallel parking.

When should I replace the power steering fluid in my car?

By the time you start to hear squealing when the wheel is turning or the wheels begin to turn in a jerky motion it is past time for a change.

Why does it need to be replaced?

Like most of the fluids in your car, power steering fluid breaks down from constant use. Once it begins to break down it leaves deposits in the components of your system. These deposits cause excessive wear and can result in expensive repairs when a major component fails.

What does the power steering fluid replacement service include?

Trained mechanics inspect the system for leaks and damage prior to replacing your fluid. A special machine is used to force the old fluid out of the system, followed by a chemical flush to clean the power steering components. Once the old fluid and chemical cleaner is forced out of the system new fluid is added according to the manufacturer’s specifications.