Why Should I Flush My Power Steering Fluid?

Why Should I Flush My Power Steering Fluid?

18/09/03 BY  GERRY

At some point drivers encounter a problem with their power steering system on their vehicle, anything from noise to stiff steering or fluid leaks or hard turning when the vehicle is cold. Normal driving causes your power steering fluid to get damaged from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation.

New power steering fluid starts clean and clear but eventually turns dark with age. Varnish and sludge deposits can build up in your power steering system and affect the ease of turning and responsive handling.

By flushing out your power steering fluid you remove the sludge and varnish deposits. It is also the best way to remove the tiny metal particles that slowly grind away your power steering internal components such as the power steering hoses, pump, rack and pinion and or gear box.

It is recommended that power steering fluid be flushed every 30,000 miles. If your vehicles power steering fluid is showing signs of contamination. Do this before it becomes a major expense.

Dirty, neglected power steering fluid can look like used engine oil and can compromise the performance of your steering system, and in some cases, even cause damage.

Benefits of a Power Steering Flush Service
· Less Noise and Decreased Steering effort
· Increased steering effectiveness
· Keep seals soft and help prevent leakage and wear
· Prevent expensive repairs of power steering components

Let one of our certified technicians perform this service for you today!