Power steering helps assist the wheels when turning especially at lower speeds. Many vehicles without power steering or with power steering issues can be incredibly difficult to turn the steering wheel, even if you’re strong. Luckily, the power steering system in your vehicle is quite simple to maintain!

As with all systems in automobiles, preventative maintenance is always key. Regular TRUE check-ups will help ensure you’re not behind on your required power steering services. Many vehicles have hydraulic power steering systems that need their oil changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Some of these hydraulic power steering systems have filters and some of these filters are integrated into their reservoirs, which are required to be replaced when serviced. Some vehicles have been adopting less maintenance-intensive electric power steering systems, but even those should be inspected regularly to prevent more costly repairs.

Steering racks, pinions, power steering lines, power steering pumps, reservoirs, and more should all be paid close attention to and inspected at regular intervals. Power steering systems also have rubber steering rack boots which can rip, tear, or become brittle over time and allow debris to enter your closed system.

Signs of a power steering issue


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