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Signs of Power Steering Failure

If You Notice These Signs, It’s Time to Have Your Power Steering Checked

What is Power Steering?

Power steering is a system that uses hydraulic fluid to assist in steering a vehicle. The system reduces the effort needed to turn the steering wheel, making it easier to control the vehicle. Power steering is typically used in vehicles with internal combustion engines. Should you begin to have trouble with your power steering system, you should immediately bring your vehicle to a certified steering repair shop like AutoStream Car Care Center at Hampden of Baltimore for service. A sudden power steering failure while you’re driving can lead to collisions or other accidents since, without power steering, most vehicles become nearly unsteerable.

Signs of Power Steering Failure

One of the most common signs of power steering failure is when you turn the steering wheel, and the car doesn’t respond. If you’re driving straight and you turn the wheel to the left or right, and the car doesn’t turn, that’s a sign that something is wrong with your power steering. Another common sign is when you turn the wheel, and it feels very stiff, or there’s a lot of resistance. This is usually indicative of a problem with the power steering fluid. If the fluid is low, it can cause the steering to feel stiff. Finally, if you hear a squealing noise when you turn the steering wheel, that’s also a sign of power steering failure.

Come See the Experts at AutoStream Car Care Center

The steering repair experts at AutoStream Car Care Center at Hampden of Baltimore are here for you no matter what problems you’re having with your power steering system. Our technicians will inspect and diagnose any underlying issues before recommending steering repair. Once you approve the recommended repairs, our technicians will complete the work to get you back on the road as fast as possible. Give us a call today to make an appointment for a steering system inspection and diagnosis, or stop by the Hampden of Baltimore shop to speak with the team in person.

Written by Doug Grills