What's the purpose of power steering fluid?


Is your steering wheel becoming harder to turn? Do you hear a whine or squeal when your wheels turn? This means you could have a problem with your power steering. Power steering is what makes it easier to turn and control our vehicles. Power steering fluid is hydraulic oil that transfers engine power using a belt and pulley to pressurize the fluid. This extra power helps you manage the wheel. It would be best to have your power steering fluid checked at every oil change and replaced every 60,000 miles.

Over time seals, O-rings, and internal components wear out and will pollute your fluid. To replace your fluid, it’s best to find a trustworthy ASE certified mechanic to get a power steering flush to replenish your fluid completely.