Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Scottsdale motorists have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your truck 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 Phoenix vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel efficiency.
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older Arizona vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Phoenix car owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your truck 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 Tech Plus Automotive in Scottsdale includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.
A word for Scottsdale car owners 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 truck components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Tech Plus Automotive as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Scottsdale can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your considerate Tech Plus Automotive service professional to see if it’s time to service your truck power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Tech Plus Automotive we offer comprehensive automotive services including air conditioning service, fuel filter and trip inspection.
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Tech Plus Automotive
7333 E Butherus Dr Suite B 200
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260