How Often Does My Car Need a Power Steering Fluid Flush?

The power steering system in your vehicle helps ensure that you are able to easily handle your car with precision and accuracy. It helps the steering by guiding power from the engine towards the wheels. This system is able to do so using hydraulic pressure through the use of a drive belt. The hydraulic pressure is produced by a rotary-vane pump powered by the vehicle's engine.

The job of the power steering fluid is to transmit the power from the engine to the power steering system. It is recommended that the power steering fluid is replaced roughly every 4 years, or as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. A visual inspection of the fluid can indicate to our mechanics whether or not that fluid needs to be replaced. 

When a power steering fluid flush is performed, the fluid will be drained from the system and fresh fluid will be added back into it. The benefits of having a power steering fluid flush performed include better handling, more accurate steering, precision turning, and more. 

If you suspect that your vehicle is due for a power steering fluid flush, stop by our shop here at Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre or give us a call today. We can inspect the fluid and cross-check your manufacturer recommendations to determine if a power steering fluid flush is needed. 

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