Power Steering Flush Service
Power steering systems contain multiple moving parts and failure of those parts can be an expensive and inconvenient experience. Replacement of power steering components such as rack and pinion units and power steering pumps can often cost several hundred if dollars, if not more. Fortunately, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way.
Like maintaining the coolant, transmission fluid and engine oil in your vehicle, flushing the power steering system extends the life of your power steering components. Power steering systems operate under a significant amount of pressure, and over time that pressure causes the fluid to break down and become less effective in it’s function. Furthermore, like transmission fluid, power steering fluid contains detergents that clean the internal parts of the system and over time become contaminated in the process.
A safe rule of thumb is to flush the power steering system every 30,000 miles. Consult the owner’s manual for your vehicle to determine which service interval is right for you. For more information, see this blog post: Why is it Necessary to Flush the Power Steering System?
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