Automotive Power Steering Flush
Everyone knows that your oil and transmission fluid needs to be changed and batteries will need to be replaced, but one of the most overlooked things on vehicles is the power steering system. And by overlooking having your power steering system serviced to lead to very costly pump and rack-and-pinion replacement.
At one time or another, most drivers encounter a power steering problem with their car--- anything from fluid leaks or noise to tough steering or hard turning after first starting the car.
Normal driving eventually causes your power steering fluid to suffer from heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. The high pressure created when you hold hard turns is especially damaging.
Your power steering fluid, which starts out clear, eventually turns dark with age. Sludge and varnish deposits build up in your power steering system and prevent the easy turning and responsive handling you expect from your vehicle.
Our Power Steering Fluid Flush safely removes varnish and sludge deposits. It is also the best way to remove wear metals that slowly grind away your power steering’s internal components, including the power steering hoses, power steering pump, rack and pinion and/or gear box.
Our Power Steering Fluid Flush thoroughly cleans your vehicle’s steering system and protects it with fresh power steering fluid and conditioners that revitalize the seals and O-rings.
If your vehicle’s power steering system is showing any signs of contaminated fluid, try this service before major and expensive repair work becomes necessary.
Let our ASE certified technicians perform a Power Steering Fluid Flush for you today.
- Road test for power steering operation
- Inspect system for leaks
- Flush power steering lines
- Flush power steering pump
- Flush power steering rack and pinion and/or gear box
- Thoroughly clean all internal parts
- Flush out all contaminated power steering fluid and replace with clean fluid
- Install power steering additive to revitalize seals and O-rings
- Road test vehicle for proper power steering operation
UNDER NO CONDITION IS AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) TO BE USED IN POWER STEERING SYSTEMS. DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO SUBSTITUTE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID FOR POWER STEERING FLUID IN YOU CAR UNLESS SPECIFIED BY YOUR VEHICLE’S MANUFACTURER!
The pressure in a power steering system during hard turns is much higher than that in an automatic transmission under load.
The ATF will become very hot under pressure and breaks down faster than power steering fluid. Once this electrochemical degradation begins, your power steering pump and rack and pinion will be subject to leaks, stiffness or complete power steering system failure.