Power Steering Fluid: Everything You Need to Know
If you’re like most drivers, you take your car’s power steering for granted. But have you ever stopped to think about what it actually does?
The Power Steering System in your car is responsible for providing the pressure needed to move the steering fluid through the system and turn the wheels. This helps the driver to steer the car with less effort. Hydraulic or electric actuators add the pressure to the steering fluid when needed.
Most cars these days come with power steering, but if you’re driving an older model, you may have to do it the old-fashioned way. If your car does have one, though, it’s important to keep the system well-maintained.
Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps to power the steering system in your car. It’s located in a reservoir under the hood, and it’s pumped through the system by the steering pump. As the fluid flows through the system, it helps to turn the wheels, making it easier to steer your car. The steering fluid also helps to lubricate and keep the system running smoothly.
Over time, however, the fluid can become dirty and need to be replaced. This is where a power steering service comes in. This service typically involves draining the old fluid from the system and replacing it with new, clean fluid. This can help to prevent wear and tear on the system and keep it running smoothly.
Here at Werner’s, we recommend getting a power steering service every 30,000 miles or so. This can help to keep your car’s steering system in good working condition and prevent expensive repairs down the road. Thanks for reading!
If you have any questions about steering fluid or services, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions. Thanks again for reading!