Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Barnhart drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your sedan 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 St. Louis 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 Missouri vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, St. Louis motorists need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your sedan 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 Kevin’s Car Care in Barnhart 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 sedan components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Kevin’s Car Care as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Barnhart can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your trustworthy Kevin’s Car Care tech to see if it’s time to service your sedan power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Kevin’s Car Care we offer comprehensive automotive services including oil change, maintenance and tires.
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Kevin’s Car Care
7590 US Highway 61-67
Barnhart, Missouri 63012