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3 Signs It's Time To Change Your Power Steering Fluid

3 Signs It's Time To Change Your Power Steering Fluid

Most drivers are aware and keep up with their miles for oil changes fairly well. However, most individuals aren't entirely sure when they should replace the power steering fluid. In fact, the power steering fluid is sometimes ignored completely, even though it's such a vital feature of a strong steering wheel.  The power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid that essentially powers the steering system. However, it doesn't combust as motor oil does; instead, it gets dirty and contaminated over time. Polluted power steering fluid can heavily strain the power steering pump, causing the system to overwork itself until it stops working completely. Below are three symptoms to tell if it's time to change out the power steering fluid: DARK FLUID After leaving your vehicle on for a couple of minutes, open the hood and draw out the dipstick. Most of the time, the power steering fluid should be red and clean. If the fluid looks dark, dingy, or has a charred smell, it usually ... read more

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