How Often Does My Car Need a Power Steering Fluid Service?

The purpose of the power steering system is to ensure easy handling and precise direction as a vehicle is being driven. The power steering system assists steering by guiding part of an engine’s power towards one front wheel or the other. Using a hydraulic system, the power steering wheel works by using a belt driven pump to provide pressure. This hydraulic pressure is produced by a rotary-vane pump driven by the vehicle's engine.

What power steering fluid does

The power steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in the power steering system. There is no definite time frame on when to change power steering fluid. The general rule of thumb that states the power steering fluid should be replaced every four years or after running the vehicle for 50,000 miles. A licensed mechanic will recommend that the power steering fluid be changed if it looks light brown when he or she is doing a vehicle inspection. The vehicle’s user manual will give a more concrete time frame.

Changing the power steering system fluid requires draining or flushing out the old fluid and then adding fresh power steering fluid. Depending on the type of car, a specially designed power steering fluid may need to be used. A licensed mechanic will check that information before changing the power steering fluid. Changing the power steering fluid can be a time-consuming process, and it is important that it be done correctly. A certified mobile mechanic from YourMechanic can change the power steering fluid quickly and easily.


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Junard

11 years of experience
134 reviews
Junard
11 years of experience
Kia Sportage - Power Steering Fluid Service - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Was really patient with me in explaining what could possibly be wrong with my alternator and that it may not have to be replaced yet. But then he actually discovered and fixed the issue with it on a final check before he was meant to leave, after completing the other services requested. Excellent work.
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Power Steering Fluid Service - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Junard is always prepared to do the job in a timely fashion. He does quality work with a friendly smile. Thank you

Pardeep

21 years of experience
897 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Lexus ES330 - Power Steering Fluid Service - Fremont, California
Pardeep went above and beyond with his repair and checked for other things. Transparency and trustworthy!
Honda Odyssey - Power Steering Fluid Service - San Jose, California
Pardeep was on time, conscientious and fixed multiple issues with my car. He is an expert in his art.

Anderson

27 years of experience
89 reviews
Anderson
27 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Power Steering Fluid Service - Rockaway Park, New York
Hello to all. This is my first review using YourMechanic or Your Mechanic depending on the spelling and grammar. I was looking at finding several quotes before I committed to the job(s). Having someone come to your home with all the required equipment and parts is a blessing. This first initial visit for YourMechanic/Your Mechanic was for two maintenance services: 1) a Power Steering Fluid service and 2) a Transmission Fluid Service. I already had gotten a quote from another company for about the same price who I have been to in the past but I just didn't initiate the travel to go to the shop. Having been able to talk to Anderson from the initial meeting and see what he completed for me at my home actually allows me to give YourMechanic/Your Mechanic a lot of respect for the business model and more business in the near future. In a normal shop setting, you don't get a lot of time to talk to the technician/mechanic. You get to ask questions to the technician/mechanic afterwards. Time is money so this is a great part of the service to see all of the parts that go into your vehicle and how the technician/mechanic completes the job. My appointment was for 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Anderson had enough time to answer whatever doubts I had about the process. He completed the job ahead of schedule so there was enough time to do clean up. With cars, there is always something to get fixed so I am definitely going to recommend this service to friends and neighbors who might be unable to get certain jobs completed due to life being busy. Having that convenience with someone coming to you creates a lot of stress less days and nights worrying if you might need a tow truck to bring your vehicle to a shop. I respect the work that Anderson did for me. I respect the trade a lot more. Working on cars/truck/vans, etc is not a clean job on most days. He had all the required tools to complete the job and he allowed me to follow along with what he was doing by observing from a distance with COVID-19 still being a serious problem for a lot of people. YourMechanic/Your Mechanic came through for me in a good way. It's a win-win for everybody. Thank you Anderson for allowing me to keep my minivan on the road for a little while longer.
Nissan Maxima - Power Steering Fluid Service - Brooklyn, New York
he is very expreienced and knows how to take care of your car. i will book him for my next service. thanks

Edmar

22 years of experience
225 reviews
Edmar
22 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Power Steering Fluid Service - Carrollton, Texas
Very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and advised me on future fixes. Did a great job. This is a really great service.

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