Power Steering

Why you should flush out your Power Steering Fluid

At one time or another, most drivers encounter a power steering problem with their car. Anything from fluid leaks or noise to stiff steering or hard turning after first starting the car. Normal driving eventually causes your power steering fluid to suffer from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. The high pressure created when you hold hard turns is especially damaging.

Your power steering fluid, which starts out clear, eventually turns dark with age. Sludge and varnish deposits build up in your power steering system and effect the easy turning and responsive handling you expect from your vehicle.

Our power steering fluid flush safely removes varnish and sludge deposits. It is also the best way to remove wear metals that slowly grind away your power steerings internal components, including the power steering hoses, pump, rack and pinion and/or gearbox. Our power steering fluid flush thoroughly cleans your vehicle’s steering system and protects it with fresh power steering fluid and conditioners that revitalize the seals and o-rings.

It is recommended that the power steering system is flushed every 30,000 miles. If your vehicle’s power steering is showing signs of contaminated fluid, try this service before major and expensive repair work becomes necessary.

Let our ASE certified technicians perform a power steering fluid flush today.

“It is recommended that the power steering system be flushed every 30,000 miles.”

Did You Know About Power Steering

If your serpentine belt breaks, your power-assisted steering may not work. Don’t panic – your vehicle will still steer. It will just be harder to turn the wheel. Allow for extra time to turn and pull over as soon as it is safe.

Give us a call today and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road.

Power Steering Service At Willoughby Hills Auto Repair

It’s easy for Willoughby Hills car owners to take power steering for 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</strong, 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 it with fresh fluid. This helps the power steering components last longer and maintains your vehicle’s steering performance and 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.

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