Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Colorado Springs drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your minivan steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer.
Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Elbert vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve gas mileage.
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older CO vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Elbert drivers need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your minivan pump.
Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors; leading to leaks and repairs. Power steering service at All Around Automotive in Colorado Springs includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.
A word about power steering pumps: Some are powered by an electric motor. Others are driven by the serpentine belt. A worn serpentine belt stresses all of the minivan components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at All Around Automotive as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Colorado Springs can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your thoughtful All Around Automotive service advisor to see if it’s time to service your minivan power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at All Around Automotive we offer comprehensive automotive services including brake service, oil change and alignment.
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All Around Automotive
1731 South Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80916