02 Apr 2019

Do You Need To Change Your Car’s Power-Steering Fluid?

Power-steering fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that conveys power in modern vehicles with power steering. It is an essential part of your steering system, and it makes turning your steering wheel easier. Replacing power-steering fluid generally is not listed among the regular maintenance, so it’s replaced at the owner’s discretion.

Why you should change your power-steering fluid?

When you take your vehicle for car care service, you may hear an urgent pitch for having the power-steering pump flushed and filled with fresh fluid as the current fluid has turned dark.

Pay attention that engine oil and transmission fluid also become darker after a while, so a deeper shade of red doesn’t mean the power-steering fluid is bad.

You should check the power steering fluid reservoir per month to be sure that it has the right amount and that the power-steering system isn’t leaking. Over time, O-rings, seals, and other internal power steering components can deteriorate and result in a leak. Such a leak can cause serious damage to the system, including the pump.

You could refresh the fluid without draining all the fluid and flushing the system, but that may be more complicated than you’re comfortable doing yourself.

For more on your vehicle’s power-steering fluid and other fluids to keep an eye on, contact our team and avoid potential car issues.

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