BG Power Steering Service in Baldwinsville, NY
Power Steering Fluid Exchange
Power steering works to reduce the amount of effort needed to turn the steering wheel. Without it, steering your car or truck would be much more difficult. If your power steering feels choppy or makes grinding noises, it’s time to have your steering system looked at by an auto repair shop. These symptoms are likely the result of degraded fluid, residue build-up, and particles.
The power steering pump generates extremely high temperatures and pressures that can cause failure without notice. Fluid contamination is the leading cause of component wear in power steering systems. As debris becomes suspended in the power steering fluid, it is pumped through the system and causes abrasive wear in the pump and rack assembly. This leads to pump noise, erratic steering, and expensive mechanical failure.
The BG Power Steering Service removes residues from the entire steering system, ensuring smooth, quiet operation while preventing leaks, sticking, and wear of parts. During this service, your old power steering fluid is replaced with a new fluid fortified with special conditioners. This fluid contains antioxidant and anti-wear ingredients to prevent damage.
At Lou's Car Care, our technicians use special equipment to clean fuel injectors, ports, and the intake manifold. They will also clean the intake valves and combustion chamber. This service will restore lost power performance and reduce harmful emissions.
Call us or schedule your BG Power Steering Service appointment today!
FREQUENTLY ASKED POWER STEERING QUESTIONS:
1. How does power steering work?
Power steering works by using either hydraulic or electric systems to assist the driver in turning the steering wheel more easily. Hydraulic power steering typically involves a pump that pressurizes power steering fluid, which then helps turn the steering mechanism.
2. What are the signs of a failing power steering system?
Common signs of a failing power steering system include difficulty turning the steering wheel, a whining or groaning noise when turning, uneven or jerky steering, and fluid leaks under the vehicle.
3. How often should power steering fluid be changed?
The frequency of power steering fluid changes varies by vehicle make and model. It is generally recommended to follow the manufacturer's guidelines, which can be found in the vehicle's manual. As a general rule of thumb, every 30,000 to 60,000 miles may be a common interval.
4. Can I drive with a malfunctioning power steering system?
Driving with a malfunctioning power steering system is possible, but it can be challenging. The level of difficulty in steering depends on the specific issue. It is advisable to address power steering problems promptly to ensure safety and prevent further damage to the system.
5. What causes power steering fluid leaks?
Power steering fluid leaks can be caused by damaged or worn-out hoses, damaged connections, a leaking power steering pump, or issues with the steering rack and pinion. Regular inspection of the power steering system can help identify and address potential leaks early.
6. How can I prevent power steering problems?
Preventive measures include regular maintenance, checking power steering fluid levels, addressing any unusual noises or steering behavior promptly, and following the manufacturer's recommended service intervals. Additionally, maintaining proper tire pressure can contribute to the overall health of the power steering system.