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Do you know what the power steering fluid does in your car, or when you should have it exchanged? Even if you keep up with preventative maintenance for your Honda, you may not be aware of the importance of having the power steering fluid exchanged. In vehicles with a power steering system, this hydraulic fluid works alongside the pump to make turning your steering wheel easier. With normal use, the power steering components, such as deteriorated rubber seals or metallic particles, can contaminate the fluid. This makes it more difficult to pump the pressurized fluid and wears out the pump quicker. Preventative maintenance of the power steering fluid to remove such debris and contaminants can protect your power steering system so that larger and more costly replacements and repairs are not needed.
If your Honda is experiencing the following issues, it’s time to have your power steering fluid checked and exchanged if needed.
Even without the issues noted above, it is prudent to have your power steering fluid checked periodically to prevent damage to your pump. Our certified technicians note that while a fluid exchange may be needed around 30,000 to 100,000 miles, you should check your owner’s manual for your particular vehicle’s recommendation. At Freedom Honda, we can inspect your fluid for debris and contamination, as well as low fluid levels. Since it is a closed system, low power steering fluid indicates a leak in the system, which our Honda Master Certified Technicians can locate and fix for you. We have the knowledge, tools, and technology necessary to exchange your power steering fluid efficiently. First, we’ll add a cleaner to your reservoir to loosen any contaminants, then we’ll drain the old fluid while simultaneously adding the new fluid. We use the Honda-recommended fluid for your Honda car, truck, or SUV.
Having your power steering fluid flushed and exchanged is well worth the investment, as it can protect and extend the life of your power steering system, including the pump. It effectively removes contamination and debris from your system and keeps the system at the appropriate operating temperature. This equates to smooth driving and turning the steering wheel with ease.
If you live in Colorado Springs or the surrounding areas of Monument, Castle Rock, or Falcon, schedule a service appointment today for a power steering fluid exchange and save your system from potential damage and expensive repairs. The Freedom Honda service center is the premier choice for services near you, with Honda Master Certified Technicians, a brand new facility featuring Express Service bays, and the latest tools and technology. Enjoy fresh donuts and fruit in the waiting lounge, or take advantage of our courtesy shuttle service.