Power Steering Fluid
What’s power steering fluid and why do I need to have it serviced?
Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid specially formulated to transmit the power in power steering. Maintaining healthy power steering fluid will prolong the life of other more expensive power steering components. The power steering fluid travels inside the power steering pump to make it easier for you to turn the steering wheel. As the components in your steering system wear, the fluid then becomes contaminated with rubber and metal partials. Because the fluid circulates through the pump and entire system contamination could cause premature failure to the entire power steering system.
I’m having to top off my power steering fluid, is that normal?
No, your power steering system is a sealed system, meaning it should not lose fluid over time. If you’re having to top off your fluid, you should have your vehicle inspected by a certified technician to determine the source of the leak.
How do I keep my power steering fluid healthy?
We recommended flushing your power steering fluid with a premium power steering fluid flush and cleaner every 30,000 to 60,000 miles depending on your vehicles age and your driving habits. Maintaining healthy power steering fluid saves you from costly repairs in the future.
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