Power Steering Service
Power steering service is one of the fastest growing automotive maintenance services. Power steering fluid can be broken down by the shear heat of everyday driving. This can lead to increased wear on the pumps, valves and gears.
What is Power Steering?
Power steering is the feature in modern cars that allows the vehicle to turn without a lot of physical effort to turn the wheel. Movements made on the steering wheel cause fluid pressure inside the hydraulic pump to move to one side or the other of the pump. This pressure, in a power steering system, causes a piston to move, and that piston directs the gears to steer the car.
When the power steering fails, the wheels of the car become difficult to turn. The wheels will turn, but the force required to make this happen requires the driver to exert much more effort. Loss of power steering while a car is in motion can result in an accident.
How Do I Know If I Need Power Steering Fluid?
A squealing or whining noise when the wheels turn can be an indication that the power steering fluid is low. A drop in the amount of fluid may be indicative of a leak in the power steering rack. Replacing the power steering fluid will only solve the problem temporarily unless the leak itself is repaired. If you’re having trouble turning the wheels of your vehicle, book your appointment online at your nearest Brakes Plus as you may need a power steering fluid flush.
What’s Included in Power Steering Service?
- Remove old power steering fluid
- Add a premium power steering flush chemical. Circulate this through the system which will break down contaminants.
- Drain the old fluid out of the vehicle system.
- Add new premium power steering fluid
- Check for leaks
- Sluggish steering
- Squealing or squeaking
- Improved steering
- Longer life of associated power steering parts