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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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Gerron

33 years of experience
181 reviews
Gerron
33 years of experience
Acura TL - Power Steering Fluid Service - Hillsboro, Oregon
Gerron was fantastic! He was very professional and was beyond punctual. As a matter of fact, he was actually early to our appointment. And he worked very quickly and efficiently. My car runs and sounds better than it did when I first got it!
Ford F-150 - Power Steering Fluid Service - Portland, Oregon
Once again, excellent service from Gerron. Highly recommend and will keep using him for any future car stuff.

Andrew

14 years of experience
227 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Power Steering Fluid Service - Vancouver, Washington
Always on time and very courteous. Andrew is very knowledgeable and helpful. Exceeds expectations, every time.
Ford Taurus - Power Steering Fluid Service - Gresham, Oregon
He was very professional and knew what he was doing. I would highly recommend Andrew. Will have more work done. He was very polite and was on time.

Daniel

10 years of experience
101 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
Ford Edge - Power Steering Fluid Service - Chicago, Illinois
Daniel gets an A+++ from me. He proactively moved up my appointment time which really helped me out. Then he made 2-3 recommendations about some safety issues my car had. He came back a couple days later and fixed those issues very quickly and efficiently.
BMW 325xi - Power Steering Fluid Service - Franklin Park, Illinois
Daniel is a very knowledgeable mechanic. He knows a lot about BMW and gave great recommendations as to my next service. He is very clean with his work and actually showed me evidence that my power steering fluid was basically black. Due to the issue of my vehicle needing a variable timing solenoid, my rpms were racing. After the repair, I was standing next to the car and did not realize it was even on! That is how guiet it sounded. I plan to personally request Daniel every time my vehicle needs to be serviced.

Horus

10 years of experience
118 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - Power Steering Fluid Service - San Antonio, Texas
Horus did a great job with the power steering fluid flush. The fluid he brought to swap turned out to be different from what the car takes. Once he discovered that, he went out again, brought the right fluid and swapped it out. I greatly appreciate that he did not compromise on the type of fluid needed for this car. Not only that, he reduced the price of service saying that the new fluid is cheaper than the one he brought initially. This kind of patience and honesty are rare and I thank him for that.

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