Power Steering Fluid

Power steering is provided on almost all cars via a hydraulic pump which assists the driver in turning the steering wheel with manageable effort. Like all fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid wears out over time and must be replaced in order to ensure proper vehicle control and the longevity of steering components.

Time & Expense?

Time / 20 / 100

Expense / 20 / 100

What is involved

We perform a visual and sometimes audible inspection on the power steering system. If needed, we flush the old fluid and refill the system with new manufacturer approved fluid. We are looking for dark, murky, burnt smelling steering fluid similar to what we look for in transmission fluid (since they are both hydraulic fluids).

When you are in for your regularly scheduled maintenance we will take a look at all of your vital fluids, including your power steering fluid, but if you notice any of the symptoms above it is worth scheduling a quick visit to have us take a look. Just give us a call or email us to set up something right away.

Power Steering Fluid FAQ

The examples of wear and tear to the most expensive components above are of key concern, but damage to those parts can come in a round about way. When the fluid is burnt and worn it will corrode the seals and rings which will cause a power steering fluid leak. The dangerously low level of fluid will be a major cause of damage, especially if you rarely check the level of your power steering fluid.
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. Also, if you notice a leak of any kind, you should definitely check your power-steering fluid level and make sure you keep it topped up. Running out of fluid will cause a serious problem with the power steering fluid pump.

Make an appointment

If your vehicle is ready for maintenance or have any further questions please be in touch via phone or email. You can find all of our contact information and location right here and at the top of each page on this site. You will be greeted by one of the handsome fellas below, who are happy to take your questions any time of day to make you feel confident that you are making sound decisions regarding your vehicle’s health.

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