Power Steering Service
Maintaining your car's hydraulic power steering system is imperative to a long-lasting, smooth ride. Over time fluids can break down or collect grit and grime that cause damage to your vehicle's power steering lines, pump and rack and pinion seals. Removing your old fluid, cleaning the system and replacing the fluid disposes of the harmful sediments and protects your power steering components from wear or damage.
When to service the system:
Every vehicle has a different mileage interval for inspecting your power steering system. The average recommendation is between 30,000 and 60,000 miles. If sediments, grit and grime can be seen in your reservoir, the vehicle may be due for this service to remove the potential damaging particle. Over time, fluid also breaks down, becoming acidic. Acidic fluid can wear the seals and damaging the pump and/or the rack and pinion. If a pump noise is present, have one of our technicians inspect the system. The system may require service.
If the vehicle is low on fluid, the system should be inspected. Power steering systems are sealed units and should not lose fluid. If the fluid is low, the system should be looked at by one of our trained technicians to determine if there is a leak.
What we do:
- First, we drain the old, contaminated fluid using state-of-the-art power steering flush equipment.
- We then run Valvoline Professional Series Power Steering Cleaner through your system, cleaning any remnants of contaminated fluid or debris from the system.
- Your system is then filled with new Valvoline Professional Series Power Steering Fluid and circulated through the lines, pump, rack and pinion to test for any pre-existing issues and to ensure your system is clean and ready.
Servicing your power steering system extends the life of the system and its components, giving your vehicle better steering, handling and comfort. New fluid protects against leaks in the lines and seals, optimizing your vehicle for cold weather handling.
Flushing the system removes grit, grime and debris, protecting all components from possible damage or failure.