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Is it Time to Change the Power Steering Fluid? 3 Ways to Tell!

Is it Time to Change the Power Steering Fluid? 3 Ways to Tell!

Most drivers are aware that vehicles need oil changes every 5,000-7,500 miles. However, most people aren't entirely sure when the power steering fluid should be changed. The power steering fluid is forgotten altogether, even though it's a significant aspect of a healthy steering wheel. The power steering fluid may take a backseat in most driver's minds unless there's a problem. The power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid that transmits power into the steering system. The power steering fluid doesn't burn away as oil does; it gets dirty and polluted over time. Contaminated power steering fluid puts stress on the power steering pump, causing it to work harder and eventually lead to failure. Is it time to change the power steering fluid? Below are three ways to tell if it's time to schedule an appointment.   Dark Fluid After running your car for a few minutes, pop the hood and pull out the dipstick. The power steering fluid should be ... read more