For many of us, driving without power steering sounds impossible! Having to crank those great big steering wheels… oh my! How did people do it? Well, it was quite a work out that’s for sure!
Maintaining Your Power Steering
So you are able to enjoy your vehicle’s power steering, let’s take a look at how to maintain it so you don’t have to go without this luxury. Vehicles today have a hydraulic power steering pump, electric pump or an electric motor to help you steer. This pump is powered by your vehicle’s serpentine belt. Just like other parts of our vehicles, pumps and motors will eventually wear out and the hoses will start to leak.
It pays to be proactive and have a power steering service completed on your vehicle. Check with your vehicle’s manual and get the advice from your service adviser as to the best schedule for this service.
Power Steering Service
This will include replacing the power steering fluid, and lubing the mechanical parts if needed. Usually during a routine oil change, technicians will also lube any parts as needed so this may not be necessary with the fluid exchange.
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