Power Steering Service and Adjustment
Power Steering Troubleshooting and Service
Unless you began your adventures in driving quite a few years ago, you probably don’t realize how much help you’re getting from your car, truck, or SUV every time you turn the steering wheel. Believe it or not, the pump in your hydraulically-assisted power steering produces around 1,200 pounds per square inch! Without that assistance, you’d need to use a lot more muscle when you’re turning the steering wheel while you’re stopped, moving slowly, or taking a turn at a relatively high speed. Over time, the hydraulic fluid in your power steering system can become depleted or contaminated with debris or air bubbles; all of which will negatively affect the performance of your steering system.
When to Get Your Steering Serviced
Your Subaru Owner’s Manual will tell you at what intervals or mileages you should have all of the regular maintenance performed, including power steering checks. If you haven’t kept track of when your power steering was most recently checked, or you purchased a pre-owned vehicle that didn’t have a maintenance log, we suggest you bring your vehicle in if the odometer reading is higher than the mileage recommended for the steering system’s first checkup. But even more importantly, you should bring your vehicle in as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Whining noise when you turn the wheel
- Squealing noise when you start your vehicle
- A delay in the steering from when you turn the wheel
- The steering wheel is stiff, or difficult at all to turn
- You see a puddles of reddish fluid on the ground where you park your car
Where to Get Your Steering Serviced
While there are plenty of general service automobile shops that are willing to work on your steering, the Service Department at Byers Airport Subaru is staffed with automotive technicians who have been factory-trained and certified by Subaru. Our service Department is loaded with high-tech, precision diagnostic equipment, and we stock and exclusively use parts and fluids that have been either created or evaluated and approved by Subaru. That means you can rest assured your vehicle is getting the most accurate diagnosis, and the highest quality replacement materials. So click on the link on this page to make an appointment with the Byers Airport Subaru Service Center, or give us a call, or drop by and see us at 401 North Hamilton Road, in Columbus, Ohio. We look forward to taking good care of your Subaru, so that it can take good care of you.