Get The Power Steering Pump Repair Your Car Needs At The Byers Airport Subaru Service Center
Modern cars are very, very heavy — yet you can turn the steering wheel easily, and in turn the front wheels, with just one hand. It’s possible because of assistance from the power steering system. The power steering rack amplifies the force used to turn the steering wheel, so it feels almost effortless to drive. Hydraulic pressure generated by the power steering pump makes it all possible. So, if you’ve got a bad power steering pump, you might find that your vehicle is very difficult to turn! Learn what’s involved in getting power steering pump problems fixed at Byers Airport Subaru.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad Power Steering Pump?
The most obvious sign of power steering system issues is a steering wheel that feels stiff and difficult or impossible to turn.
Is your car difficult to steer when you first start the engine, but eventually the steering loosens up and returns to its normal feel? That can be a sign that your power steering pump is starting to go bad, it’s leaking and low on power steering fluid, or that there’s a blockage in the steering rack preventing the proper flow of hydraulic fluid. But, as the vehicle warms up, flow is eventually restored.
Another sign of a problem with the power steering system is a whining noise coming from under the hood. Most modern cars have a belt-driven power steering pump attached to a belt by a pulley. This pulley can become bent or damaged, which can cause the pump to malfunction and make a whining noise as it runs. That noise might also get louder while the steering wheel is turned.
What Routine Maintenance Does My Power Steering System Require?
The maintenance guide for your particular Subaru model will let you know what’s needed to properly maintain your vehicle. For example, the 2016 Subaru Outback maintenance schedule recommends having the steering and suspension systems inspected by a technician every 12,000 miles. They may recommend a power steering fluid flush if needed. This helps remove debris and sludge that can build-up inside the power steering rack.
Schedule Your Repair Visit For Fast, Convenient Service
At the Byers Airport Subaru service center, you don’t need an appointment for the everyday, routine maintenance that all cars need from time to time. If you need an oil change, tire rotation, fresh brake pads or other basic service, just stop by any time! We even have Saturday and some Sunday hours, so the maintenance your vehicle needs is easy to fit into your schedule.
But if you need more involved maintenance, such as accident repairs, diagnostics or a full system overhaul, you can schedule your appointment in advance. Just pick a time that works for you and we’ll get right to work. Saving you time and making repairs more convenient than ever.
Why Get Auto Care From Byers Airport Subaru?
The very best care for your Subaru can always be found at an authorized dealership service center. That’s because nobody has more experience with the sophisticated technology and engineering that makes up a new Subaru: systems like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, EyeSight® driver assist technology and unique BOXER® engines. At Byers Airport Subaru, our friendly team of experts can keep your Subaru going strong, whether it’s still brand-new or has tens of thousands of miles under its belt.
To save even more off our already great rates, don’t forget to check out our service specials! Updated monthly, you may find the perfect offer that allows you to spend a whole lot less on service at Byers than quick-lube service stations or the local independent mechanic.