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How to Buy Good Quality Power Steering Fluid

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Keeping your vehicle’s power steering fluid topped off and flushed regularly and replaced is one of the first steps towards assuring that your steering stays in tip top shape and you are driving safely. Your steering system utilizes a hydraulic system to move the force applied in the steering wheel to the wheels, which are supported by the steering rack.

The power steering fluid acts as a transmitter for that force, but one that can deteriorate and degrade over time. Since this vital fluid passes through seals, o-rings, and other rubber parts, there will be some detritus that filters into the steering fluid, causing it to lose necessary cohesion – especially when these small particulates start floating into the steering assembly, which can cause chaos.

Some important factor when choosing your power steering fluid might include:

  • Brake fluid is not power steering fluid: Brake fluid is different from power steering fluid, so do not confuse the two. They have a unique chemical composition for their needs. While brake fluid also serves to transfer force, confusing the two and using one in place of the other can cause serious damage to your vehicle.

  • Check your owners manual: Be careful when you’re choosing power steering fluid to pay attention to the recommended viscosity of the fluid that you choose. Your owners manual should give you guidance and direction on what will work best with your particular system.

  • Synthetic vs mineral: Synthetic power steering fluids are available on the market as well as mineral-based fluids. If you’re living in a colder part of the country, a synthetic fluid might suit better as it does not require a great deal of heat to achieve normal operating temperature.

Assure that you’re getting the right power steering fluid for your car, truck, or SUV so you can stay safely on the road.

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Gustavo

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Dodge Neon - Power Steering Fluid Service - San Antonio, Texas
Gustavo confirmed our appointment via text the day before. He arrived on time, and was prepared to do the job. He completed the work quickly. Gustavo also gave me some recommendations and a quote for future work.
Ford Fusion - Power Steering Fluid Service - Cibolo, Texas
The mechanic was prompt and gave a warm greeting. Overall great service that I just so happened to come across.

James

15 years of experience
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James
15 years of experience
Mazda CX-7 - Power Steering Fluid Service - San Antonio, Texas
James is very thorough. He explained everything he did and is very professional. I hope I don't need to call YM again but rest assured if I do I will ask for James. Thank you.

Andrew

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Andrew
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Honda Accord - Power Steering Fluid Service - Kansas City, Missouri
Was super polite and well-verses with Honda... will definitely use when next automotive need arises.

Kenneth

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Kenneth
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GMC Envoy - Power Steering Fluid Service - Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Very professional and arrived on time. Performed all needed repairs and took vehicle for test drive to make sure everything was completed correctly. A++

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