It’s easy for Willoughby Hills car owners to take power
granted – you spin the steering wheel and your car turns. But
behind the scenes your power steering is making it easy.
The vast majority of vehicles on Willoughby freeways have hydraulic
power steering systems, which means that pressurized
fluid is used to help you do the work of steering. A pump
pressurizes the power steering fluid to provide the boost you
need. In some Willoughby Hills car owners’ vehicles the pump is
driven by the serpentine belt, in other there’s an electric pump.
The problem for Willoughby Hills car owners is that over time,
the fluid becomes contaminated and can actually cause leaks in the
hoses and connections. It gets harder to steer and could even
cause total failure of the power steering system.
Periodically, your caring Willoughby Hills Auto Repair service
advisor may recommend you change
transmission fluid which
involves removing the old, dirty fluid and replacing with fresh
fluid. This helps the power steering components last longer and
maintains your vehicle’s steering
keeps you safely on the road in Willoughby Hills. Your Willoughby
Hills Auto Repair technician will also have your system checked
for leaks and the belt inspected for other pending needs. Ask if
it’s time to perform a power
steering service on
your car today.