Well, it's kind of like this question: Do you take a bath? (or shower)? If the answer is
'Yes' then you'll understand the need to flush your powersteering. Simply put, it gets
dirty. If your answer is 'No' - that's creepy :-) Powersteering fluid, much like oil and others
contains additives. In addition, powersteering is one of the few systems in your car that
does NOT have a filter on it. So, over the course of the vehicles life, that fluid, which
lubricates the powersteering system, gets dirty and is no longer keeping your system lubricated. As a result, metal parts will rub together and break.
Benefits of a Power Steering Fluid Flush (old fluid removed, system is cleaned, and new power steering fluid is added)
Many car manufacturers do not provide a service interval for powersteering flushes. A good rule of thumb is every 30,000 miles or every two years. This kind of service is much cheeper than repairing or replacing your powersteering system ($500 and up!) With that said, it's your car. But, when your trusted friends at Cutshaw recommend it :-) do it!
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