Power Steering Repairs
Annoying, but also a significant safety risk.
For many drivers, the benefits of power steering are something that is taken completely for granted; this is no surprise because the technology has been around
for so many years. We understand that not everybody can be expected to understand how and why power steering works, but a little bit of knowledge goes a
long way in helping our customers plan ahead for their auto repair, and keep their overall costs down.
The basic workings of your power steering are essentially a shrunk down hydraulic system. All systems like this work on the principle of a closed system, which
amplifies the force you exert on the steering wheel to steer the vehicle. More important than knowing how the system works, is how to catch a problem in its
early stages. Power steering problems are relatively limited in scope, but can have serious effects on the drivability of your car.
Cracked Hoses – Purely from the ravages of time, the hoses of your power steering system are slowly degraded. If theyare not replaced before they crack and
leak, you can expect a problematic driving experience and a whole bunch ofhydraulic fluid on your hands or on your driveway.
Slipping Drive Belt – accompanied by a squealing noise, when you take sharp turns, a slipping drive belt means thatthe belt which drives the hydraulic system is
beginning to fail. Consider this loud, annoying squealing to be an excellent early warning system which allows you to keep your vehicle in top condition.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to your power steering is that, just like your air conditioner, it is aclosed system. Almost all of the
problems with power steering come up when there is some kind of leak, so it is extremely important to make sure that all the hoses in the system are kept in
good health, and replaced as soon as anyissue is discovered.
Blackhorse Tyres make certain that all work conducted on your vehicle is done by an ASE Certified Technician who has proved his competency to get the
work done correctly and quickly. We understand that our customers are interested in quality work, at an affordable price. On top of that, we strive to help our
customers to lower the overall cost of maintenance by letting you know ahead of time what kind of repairs will be needed in the future.