Zion car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Northwest Auto And Tire, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.
Unfortunately, many Zion drivers don’t realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it’s necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.
Zion drivers should be aware of warnings that indicate possible power steering problems: the need to constantly add power steering fluid, a loud whining from the pump, erratic power assist or high steering effort. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, have your power steering checked out at Northwest Auto And Tire in Zion.
In addition to the pump and hydraulic system, there are mechanical parts in the steering system. The rods, arms, joints and knuckles that actually turn the wheels can become worn or damaged. A standard alignment service at Northwest Auto And Tire includes an inspection of steering components.
If you notice any play in the steering wheel, that the steering wheel is off center, or a noise coming from your front wheels, especially when turning, have your friendly and knowledgeable Northwest Auto And Tire service advisor do an inspection so the problem can be corrected. Waiting too long could cause uneven tire wear and may even lead to steering failure.
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