Car Interior

POWER STEERING SERVICES

WHAT IS A POWER STEERING SERVICE?

Power steering fluid lubricates all of the moving parts throughout the power steering system. It prevents parts wear and failure by removing contaminants that accumulate in the old fluid, while simultaneously conditioning the seals. When power steering fluid circulates it picks up contamination and particulates from the breakdown of aging hoses and seals. A regular power steering system Service as recommended by your vehicle OEM helps to keep your vehicle’s system intact and fully functional. Here at HonToy Care, in addition to fully pulling and re-pumping fresh fluid through the system, we support your Rack and Pinion with a Supplemental conditioner and lubricant modifier that further protects your system from breakdown with Antioxidants, dispersants, and anti-wear ingredients.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY POWER STEERING IS GOING OUT?

These are some of the most common signs of power steering failure:

 

Noise when turning the steering wheel

A loose drive belt can squeal, and a bad power steering pump can clatter.

 

Change in steering response

A stiff or slow-to-respond steering wheel can also point to a bad power steering pump.

 

Vibrating steering wheel

A loose belt or power steering pulley.

 

Low or dirty power steering fluid

Oxidation, metal flakes, or bubbles can mean air in the power steering fluid lines or a bad power steering pump.

WHAT CAUSES STEERING PROBLEMS?

Power steering problems are typically caused by:

 

Worn power steering pump.

 

Contaminated power steering fluid

A side effect of problems with the power steering pump and hoses.

 

Low power steering fluid pressure

Caused by leaks or air in the power fluid lines.

 

Loose or broken drive belt

A completely broken serpentine-style drive belt will disable too many systems to operate your vehicle, but a drive belt issue localized to your power steering pulley can compromise your power steering alone.

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