Power steering works by way of hydraulic pressure. Fire up some hydraulic pressure in something like a backhoe, and moving giant rocks around becomes as easy as pulling a few levers. A forklift uses hydraulic pressure to lift pallets full of concrete blocks high onto this shelf or that. This miracle of hydraulic pressure also makes a great deal of the everyday driving experience easier. Turning the steering wheel from left to right in a car or truck is effortless thanks to power steering by way of hydraulic pressure. Things that work by way of hydraulics have no room for pneumatics. Power steering systems are one of these things. Air can be compressed whereas fluid cannot. Air has no place in a hydraulic power steering system.

Your vehicle’s engine generates a lot of heat. That heat can be beneficial because it warms up the engine to operating temperature and warms the oil so that it can circulate easily to lubricate vital engine parts. At the same time, if the heating system is not kept under control the engine can overheat and be severely damaged. If you notice that your vehicle is beginning to overheat, it’s very important to have the heating and cooling systems checked as soon as possible to help avoid some of the worst engine damage and repairs.

Major systems in your vehicle are what keep your vehicle moving and operating properly. Fluids in major systems including the engine cooling system, transmission, brakes, and power steering need regular service to continue providing vital support for your vehicle’s operation.

Power Steering Repair and Maintenance

If you’ve ever driven a vehicle without power steering, then you probably can appreciate just how much power steering assists you in handling your car, especially at slow speeds like when parking the car. Your car’s power steering uses a hydraulic system to amplify the small effort you put into the turning of the steering wheel so that a relatively light turn of the steering wheel is able to easily turn your car’s wheels.