Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Wichita motorists have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your minivan 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 Wichita 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 Kansas vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Wichita motorists need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your minivan 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 Yost Auto Service in Wichita 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 minivan components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Yost Auto Service as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Wichita can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your friendly Yost Auto Service service advisor to see if it’s time to service your minivan power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Yost Auto Service we offer comprehensive automotive services including oil change, front end service and windshield replacement.
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Yost Auto Service
1818 E 2nd St N
Wichita, Kansas 67214