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Does Power Steering Fluid Need to Be Replaced?

Does Power Steering Fluid Need to Be Replaced?

What Is Power Steering Fluid? If your vehicle has power steering, it relies on power steering fluid. Power steering fluid is what powers the hydraulic link between your vehicle's steering wheel and its front tires. When you turn your steering wheel with ease, that's thanks to power steering fluid. There are three types of power steering fluid: Universal Power Steering Fluid, which is suitable for most kinds of vehicles. Some manufacturers require special additives, so it's important to consult the manual or a knowledgeable automotive expert. ATF Transmission Fluid, which is not specifically for power steering but can be used as such in some vehicles. Again, an automotive expert can help you determine if this is the right choice for your car. Synthetic-based Hydraulic Fluid, which is commonly used in European and Japanese vehicles. How Can I Tell If My Vehicle Needs a Power Steering Flush Your vehicle needs a power steering flush every 40,000-80,000 miles, depending on ... read more

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