Power steering fluid maintenance involves draining or flushing out your car's old power steering fluid and refilling the system with the new fluid. Over time, power steering fluid wears out and must be replaced in order to ensure proper vehicle control and the longevity of steering components.
Typically, a power steering flush is not listed as routine maintenance in a car's manual; it's been a debatable issue among some auto mechanics. However, all of them agreed that periodically flushing the power steering fluid is good for your vehicle's health.
Power steering systems are sealed, meaning the level of fluid should remain the same regardless of the age of the vehicle or how many miles on the odometer unless the system is leaking. If the power steering fluid level is low, the vehicle should be inspected by a technician to determine the source of the leak. Power steering fluid flush and refills should be part of the scheduled maintenance interval.
If you're not sure your power steering system works correctly or if it needs fresh fluid, please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285.