Power Steering Repair
Lowell's Auto Provides Power Steering Repair
Power steering is another important component of your vehicle that can require repair or maintenance. Power steering helps you steer your car more easily by using hydraulic pressure to assist with the steering effort. If your power steering is not working properly, it can make it difficult or even dangerous to steer your car.
Reasons to check it out
Some problems that you might notice with power steering include:
Steering Wheel is Hard to Turn: This is the most common sign of power steering problems. If the power steering system is failing, it will become difficult to turn the steering wheel, especially when the car is moving slowly or at a stop.
Whining Noise: If you hear a whining noise when turning the steering wheel, it may be a sign that the power steering pump is failing or low on fluid.
Leaking Fluid: Power steering systems use fluid to lubricate and assist in turning the steering wheel. If you notice fluid leaking from under the car, it may be a sign of a power steering fluid leak.
Burning Smell: If you smell a burning odor coming from the engine compartment, it could be a sign that the power steering pump is overheating or failing.
Steering Wheel Vibrates: If you notice that the steering wheel vibrates or feels loose, it may be a sign of a problem with the power steering system.
Warning Light on Dashboard: Many newer cars have a warning light on the dashboard that will illuminate if there is a problem with the power steering system. If you see this light, you should have the car checked by a mechanic as soon as possible.
It’s important to have any power steering problems diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible, as a failing power steering system can make it difficult to control your vehicle and increase the risk of accidents.