Accurate Automotive is the Shop for Power Steering Repair and Maintenance
Drivers who have driven an older vehicle know what it is like to operate a vehicle without power steering. While manual steering is possible, cars without power steering are simply difficult to maneuver. And because power steering can sometimes fail in a car, even newer cars can fall back to manual steering if power steering system service needs to be done. Drivers whose vehicle requires power steering system service place themselves in a risky position because it is quite dangerous to operate a vehicle without power steering. The vehicle becomes difficult to control and it requires a certain degree of strength to even turn the wheel. When these problems arise, Accurate Automotive is the place for drivers to go to have their power steering system service performed.
What does power system steering service include at Accurate Automotive?
The bottom line is that Accurate Automotive will do everything necessary to restore a vehicle’s power steering to what it should be. This includes a list of tasks that only a technician specialized in power steering should perform. To begin with, the technicians will check all of the power steering fluid levels. Then the technicians will proceed to check the hoses and belts and pressure test the system. Finally, the technicians will check the system for any leaks and bleed the system so that it works optimally. The technicians have a wealth of experience in power steering systems and can quickly and effectively restore a power steering system to as good as new.
How can drivers tell if their power steering system requires servicing?
Drivers will most times know that power steering troubles are on the horizon before the power steering fails. A power steering pump that is in need of service will make a low groaning noise if it is in bad shape. This noise will be most pronounced when turning the car or truck sharply at low speeds, as when pulling into a garage or parking spot. If the pump makes a higher pitched noise, it may be an indication that the power steering fluid needs to be filled. If this is the case, drivers can check their owner’s manual to see how much fluid is required, or simply bring the car or truck into Accurate Automotive for service.
What happens when drivers neglect to service their power steering system?
Each of a vehicle’s systems requires maintenance, and the power steering system is no exception. Drivers should always take care to ensure that their power steering fluid is topped off, lest they will experience problems down the road. Drivers who neglect to take even the simple maintenance step of keeping their power steering fluid at proper levels can create a situation where their power steering pump wears out prematurely. The long and the short of it is that by investing a minimal amount of time and money into maintenance, drivers can delay or even prevent service or replacement.
When drivers bring their vehicle to Accurate Automotive for even a routine oil change, the technicians will automatically check the power steering fluid. This is perhaps the simplest way for drivers to stay on top of power steering system service. Together with the technicians at Accurate Automotive, drivers can ensure that their vehicle operates how it should.
Problem: The power steering pump produces high pressure between 800–2000 pounds, with high heat. This leads to fluid breakdown and failure. Symptoms include groaning and whining noises, erratic steering and pump leaks.
Solution: A powerful cleaner suspends and dissolves varnish and gums in the power steering system and then all of the old fluid is replaced with new high-tech power steering fluid for both conventional sector and rack and pinion. The benefit will be a quieter-operating, longer lasting power-steering system.
|Grooves are worn into the soft metal of the spool valve housing by hardened seals. Metallic debris from such wear accumulates in the fluid causing premature component failure!||Power steering spool valve with hardened, cracked seals.|