A power steering fluid flush every 2 years or 30,000 miles (48,000 km) will help prevent hydraulic power steering problems and save you from costly repair bills. Hydraulic power steering systems use pressurized power steering fluid reduce the effort required to steer your vehicle. Over time, heat generated by the power steering pump, moisture and contaminants within the system will eventually cause the fluid to break down. Once it becomes contaminated it can cause hydraulic problems and premature wear. These problems can be very costly to diagnose and repair. A power steering fluid flush will replace 90% of the contaminated fluid with fresh new fluid and flush any contaminates out of the system. Power steering systems use specific types of power steering fluid depending on the vehicle. Always refer to service information for the specific vehicle that is being serviced. As with all preventative maintenance services, the cost of a power steering fluid flush is small compared to the repair bills you will get down the road. Remember your car is a machine with many parts and systems to keep you and your family safe on the road. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
What is Involved in a Power Steering Fluid Flush
- The power steering hydraulic system is flushed with new fluid
What Can Happen if I Don’t Do a Power Steering Fluid Flush
- A loss of steering assist
- Noise and increased steering effort
- Harden seals and leakage
- Sluggish steering on cold mornings
- Shortened power steering pump life
- Shortened Steering gear life
- Premature power steering hydraulic component wear leading to costly repairs
Due to the wide range of vehicles makes and models, this is general information and should not be taken as specific to any vehicle. Please consult manufacturer specifications for the correct specifications and repair procedures for your vehicle. This information is meant to be used as a guideline only.