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Everything You Need to Know About Power Steering Fluid Flushes

Has your vehicle become challenging to turn and maneuver? Does it make squeaking sounds when turning? If this sounds like you, it could be time for a power steering fluid flush. Here is everything you need to know about this service, brought to you by the mechanics at Chapel Hill Tire.

What is Power Steering Fluid?

Power steering fluid is a hydraulic solution that mobilizes your steering system. Much like the role your brake fluid plays in your slowing and stopping, power steering fluid pressurizes and your steering system, allowing you to control a large, heavy, fast-moving vehicle with little effort. Over time, this fluid becomes worn, dirty, contaminated, and ineffective, which requires that it is cleared out and replaced in a power steering flush

Do I Really Need a Power Steering Flush?

When it comes to operating any vehicle, successfully steering is an obvious necessity. This maintenance flush ensures that you will be able to maintain control over your vehicle. Not only does your power steering solution wear out over time, but other components of your steering system—such as o-rings and seals—may also need replacing. If left without this necessary service, your power steering system can encounter larger, more costly issues. This includes corrosion and power-steering pump problems. In a worst-case scenario, your vehicle will become challenging to control, leaving you at a serious safety risk. The necessary power steering flush routine varies based on your vehicle and your driving patterns. If you are wondering whether or not you are in need of this service, consult your owner’s manual or contact a local mechanic for further insight. 

What Does Power Steering Fluid Flush Involve?

During this service, a mechanic will begin by removing all of your old, contaminated steering fluid from your system. You may notice this substance is burnt and discolored when compared to the fresh, clear solution they will replace it with. They will also flush any lingering debris from your system using professional-grade tools and methods. Next, your mechanic will inspect the surrounding components—such as your power steering pump— to make sure that no additional services are needed. They will finish this service by replenishing your power steering system with fresh fluid. 

How Much Does a Power Steering Fluid Flush Cost?

Here at Chapel Hill Tire, we pride ourselves in keeping our everyday prices low for customers. Unlike other mechanics, we also keep our prices transparent to eliminate deception and to take the confusion out of quality car care. Our power steering fluid maintenance flush costs $121.45. This price includes the cost of our high-quality power steering replacement fluid. You can also find a maintenance flush coupon on our site, making this necessary service even more affordable. 

Chapel Hill Tire Power Steering Fluid Flush

All eight of our Chapel Hill Tire mechanic locations specialize in this service, including those in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. You can access quality car care no matter where your schedule takes you when you partner with our trusted mechanic network.  Make an appointment with the experts at Chapel Hill Tire to get started today!

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