Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Augusta auto owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your car 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 Aiken vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy.
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older Georgia vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Aiken auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your car 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 [atc] AutoCenter in Augusta 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 car components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at [atc] AutoCenter as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Augusta can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your trustworthy [atc] AutoCenter service advisor to see if it’s time to service your car power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at [atc] AutoCenter we offer comprehensive automotive services including transmissions, maintenance, general vehicle repair and maintenance, general vehicle repair.
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1853 Gordon Highway
Augusta, Georgia 30904