Do You Need A Power Steering Flush?
Performing routine maintenance on your car will save you hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars over the life of your car. Most people already know that normal services such as oil changes and tire rotations are necessary. Preventative maintenance is a surefire way to prolong the components of your car. There are many areas of a car that require their own level of maintenance. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of performing a power steering flush. The steering system of the car is arguably the most important part of the driving experience. Steering is how the driver is connected with the car and feels how the car is operating. If your car’s steering is not as light or as smooth as it used to be, or if you were not aware that your could need a power steering flush, you might want to stop by Oldsmar Automotive and ask about how a power steering flush can benefit your car and your wallet.
The Cost of Avoiding Routine Maintenance
The average power steering repair can be well over $500 when the power steering pump or steering rack and pinion require replacement. Many times the root of such failures stems simply from neglect to the power steering fluid in the car. The good news is that many power steering failures can be avoided with a routine power steering flush. Some of the key benefits of performing a power steering flush include:
- Longer power steering system service life.
- Smoother and lighter steering
- Reduced leaks and drips.
- Removes damaging contaminants from the power steering system.
- Major cost savings by avoiding expensive power steering repairs.
A Good Time for Service
Power steering services are not required nearly as frequently as oil changes, but power steering fluid breaks down over time just like the other fluids and lubricants in your car. This break down is caused by fluctuations in temperature, extreme heat, friction, and the stresses of daily driving. A properly serviced power steering system will keep your steering smooth and predictable.
Trust the Professionals
Our service technicians are experienced professionals with experience in all areas of automotive mechanics. We perform our power steering service on all makes and models of vehicles. We use equipment specifically designed to flush out your old, dirty fluid and any sludge that may be in your power steering system. At the same time, we replace the old fluid with clean, new manufacturer-recommended power steering fluid. Your power steering fluid gets checked and filled to recommended levels before your service is completed. Performing this simple service is an easy way to avoid future headaches.
If you are in or around the Oldsmar area and your steering wheel is getting harder to turn, or you are hearing a whine under the hood when you turn the wheel, or if you just need your power steering fluid checked out, contact Oldsmar Automotive for details on this simple but necessary preventative maintenance service; you and your car will be glad you did!