Modern vehicles are equipped with a power assisted steering system. It is designed to assist drivers while maneuvering the steering wheel making it easier and lighter for them to handle. Having said, a power steering also requires regular maintenance similar to other car parts.
Sometimes, it can develop leaks in its system. Once this happens, you should bring your car to your mechanic and have it fixed immediately. However, if you want to try to fix it on your own, here are some steps on how to fix it.
- Check your owner’s manual.
- Prep your hose or pump.
- Drain the fluid.
Once you remove the fitting, the fluid will automatically drain itself. Let it drain fully and make sure you collect the fluid in a container for disposal. After draining, remove the opposite fitting and the hose.
- Attach the new hose.
After the hose is in place, tighten the fittings and add a new hydraulic fluid to the steering power reservoir.
Make sure you bleed out any signs of air bubbles by turning on the engine and moving the steering wheel from side to side until it reaches the lock. Check the fluid level and make sure it reaches the full line. Afterward, test drive your vehicle and check again for any leaks.
For a final finish, use our KevianClean Quick Wax to keep your vehicle shiny and polished.