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    At Jensen Automotive we are aware that many people think of a service as a simple “A” or “B” service. Many of our competitors do just that and leave out a lot of important checks and service options. Our recommendation for power steering services is to consider having a power steering flush once every 3-4 years.

     

    What are the common symptoms indicating you need a Power Steering Service?

      Groaning noise from the power steering pump or steering gear.
      Difficulty in turning the steering wheel.
      Contaminated fluid (brown/black).

    How important is this service?

    Changing your power steering fluid at manufacturer recommended intervals, will ensure continued system performance and extended service life. It is a part of scheduled maintenance services and will save you the trouble of major repairs down the road.

     

    If I do not have a Power Steering Fluid Service what can happen?

    Power steering fluid flows through the power steering hydraulic system. The system is pressurised by the power steering pump and by way of valves, plungers, or pistons decreases the effort needed by the driver to turn the steering wheel. When the pump stops pumping, the pressure drops and the power steering system loses its hydraulic pressure.

    As components in the steering system wear, metal particles will contaminate the fluid, which will cause seals in the system to leak and components to eventually fail. Checking the fluid level and changing the fluid at regular intervals recommended by the manufacturer is important for the life of the hoses, pistons, valves, seals, and the power steering pump itself.

    Keep in Mind:

    •Using the wrong fluid or overfilling the system can cause expensive damage.
    •If the fluid is low, our mechanic checks the hoses, fittings, and clamps for leaks. We also have the equipment to repair many types of pressurised hoses and fittings keeping your costs to a minimum should we find any problems.

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