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Monthly Archives: January 2023

What Kind of Maintenance Does My Car’s Steering System Need?

What Kind of Maintenance Does My Car’s Steering System Need?

When you take your vehicle into the shop for maintenance, the steering system is probably one of those areas that are the last thing on your mind. That is why you might be puzzled when your mechanic recommends steering maintenance. To be honest, the steering system doesn’t require as much maintenance as some of the other parts of your car.  One of the two parts that only need to be serviced is the hydraulic power steering pump. This component gives you the extra boost or assistance to steer. The pump is powered by the drive belt or serpentine belt. However, this belt has been replaced in newer vehicles with an electric pump. In fact, some steering systems are even completely electric-powered. Hoses get worn, and the integrity of your power steering components may not be as good as it used to be. That is why the first step of power steering system maintenance is a thorough inspection of the entire system. If you have a good old fashion hydraulic steering system, then you k ... read more

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