Preventative maintenance goes a long way towards keeping your car on the road. If your vehicle is due for a power steering flush, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) and schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Clayton or Smithfield, North Carolina. We’re just a short drive away from Raleigh.
Power Steering Basics
The power steering in your vehicle minimizes the effort required to turn the steering wheel by using a hydraulic system to control the energy flowing to the steering mechanism. It provides invaluable help, turning the wheels when the vehicle is stopped or moving at slower speeds. Power steering fluid is what makes this hydraulic system operable, and changing this fluid at regular intervals can help keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Power Steering Fluid Changes
The power steering pump on a vehicle operates in extreme conditions, producing high pressure between 800 and 2,000 pounds. The high heat of the system and the load on the fluid can contribute to fluid breakdown and the potential failure of the steering system. If your steering seems erratic or makes groaning or whining noises, it’s time for you to get a power steering fluid change.
First, we’ll drain the old fluid from the power steering reservoir, checking for leaks as we do so. Then, a powerful cleaner is flushed through the system, removing any buildup that may have accumulated in the system. Finally, the old fluid is replaced with new, clean fluid that meets the recommendations of your vehicle’s manufacturer.
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While changing power steering fluid may only be necessary once every 200,000 miles or if there’s a mechanical issue with your vehicle, the other systems in your car need maintenance with much greater frequency. For example, most manufacturers recommend changing differential fluid and transmission fluid every 30,000 to 45,000 miles, while transfer case fluid should be refreshed every 100,000 miles. Central Lube also provides oil change and vehicle inspection services. Contact us today by calling (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to set up an appointment and keep your car running smoothly for years to come.