Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Minnesota motorists have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your car or 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 Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service 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 North Dakota vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service 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 or 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 Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service in Minnesota includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.
A word for Minnesota 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 car or truck components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Minnesota can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your kind and professional Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service service professional to see if it’s time to service your car or truck power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service we offer comprehensive automotive services including auto repair and service, auto repair and service and total car repair and service.
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