The power steering system takes the effort exerted on the steering wheel and intensifies it, giving the driver a mechanical advantage with which to make steering easier.
Power Steering System
This system takes the effort exerted on the steering wheel and intensifies it, giving the driver a mechanical advantage with which to make steering easier.
If you feel you aren’t getting as much help from the power steering as you did before, or you hear a whine coming from under the hood during sharp turns, you may be low on power steering fluid.
Power Steering Fluid
Power steering fluid is a hydraulic oil that oxidizes, just like any other oil. When oxidized, it becomes more resistant to flow, and its ability to protect internal parts is compromised. Oxidized power steering fluid should be changed periodically. Change power steering fluid at manufacturers recommended intervals.
How to Check Power Steering Fluid:
1. Wipe the fluid reservoir cap clean to prevent contaminants from dropping into the reservoir.
2. Unscrew the cap and check whether fluid level reaches the “full” mark.
3. If it doesn’t, fill with fluid recommended by car manufacturer in vehicle’s owner’s manual, replace cap and check for system leaks.
4. Check the color of the fluid. If it looks brown, it may need to be replaced.
• Protects against wear and pump breakdown caused by abnormal wear, oxidation and foaming.
• Performs even in subzero temperatures.
• Specifically designed for power steering units.
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