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)
When Should I Flush My Powersteering Fluid?
Ok, so I'm going to flush my powersteering fluid. How do I know when to do that? 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. These services are pretty cheap (from $59 to $199ish) and so, it's an inexpensive form of insurance. With that said, it's your car. Flush it whenever you think is right or when your trusted friends at Cutshaw recommend it :-) But don't wait too long. Repairing
your powersteering system can cost $500 (and up!).
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10/13/2018 11:32:21 pm
I think i should get one.
11/16/2018 11:54:49 am
Marvin – As a mechanic myself I often field complaints about fluid loss. By the time a driver notices a problem the under-hood area is usually an oily mess, making leaks difficult to find. Your mechanic likely diagnosed an obvious leak and recommended the appropriate repair, cleaning up some other potential problem areas a little while he was in there. Once your big leak was fixed, in turn restoring system pressure, smaller leaks may have become more evident (knowing this is what prompted the “another leak” cautionary statement. Your story sounds reasonable and in keeping with the challenges of maintaining automotive systems. The short answer is: It doesn’t sound to me like he’s ripping you off.
12/27/2018 06:11:01 am
This blog is essential to the longevity of your power steering system. Since there is no drain on the system, a flush is the most ideal approach to ensure all the old fluid has been expelled and new fluid has been filled to a proper level.
5/10/2022 08:13:42 am
You should check the power-steering fluid reservoir monthly to make sure it has the proper amount and that the power-steering system isn’t leaking.
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