Power Steering Fluid Replacement in Grand Rapids, MI
Power steering fluid change aka power steering fluid flush is a relatively infrequent service, but it makes all the difference when it comes to comfortable driving. Power steering system makes it possible to control thousands of pounds of steel barreling down the highway with only a slight pressure on the steering wheel. Without it we would need to work pretty hard to control a vehicle.
A vehicle is likely to need power steering flush for one of two reasons – either because of a power steering fluid leak, or because of power steering fluid contamination. Fluid leaks not only require fixing the leak, but also replacing power steering fluid, since the lower fluid volume can result in faster fluid contamination with debris, grime, and metal shavings that result from the daily operation of the power steering system. The second reason for power steering fluid replacement is the normal process of contamination that occurs during the operation of the system.
Manufacturers recommend various intervals for power steering fluid change, so refer to the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle to find out what interval is recommended. If you can’t find information specific to your vehicle, a good rule of thumb is to change power steering fluid every 30,000 to 50,000 miles, which for a typical driver translates to about every 3 to 5 years. You should also pay attention to following symptoms, which may indicate need for fluid change:
- Steering difficulties - they require professional diagnosis – the good news is that sometimes power steering fluid exchange will fix the problem
- Whining noise or loud noise when turning the steering wheel suggest low power steering fluid level or fluid contamination – bring your vehicle to a professional mechanic to have it inspected for fluid leaks or fluid contamination
So if your vehicle exhibits strange noises when turning or you have driven around 50,000 miles without power steering fluid flush, call All Auto Services in Grand Rapids. We can inspect your vehicle and repair any leaks we find, or simply perform fluid exchange if the fluid condition warrants the service. All work performed by our nationally ASE certified technicians carries 24,000 mile / 24 month warranty, and we offer free local shuttle/Uber to get you back home or to work, while we service your vehicle.
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