The power steering system lets you handle your vehicle easily and precisely. It consists of many components including the power steering pump and fluid, steering rack, steering wheel speed sensor, steering wheel and steering column seal. Together, these components make precise and safe driving possible.
The system’s operation is rather complex; it responds to the steering wheel’s movements and then directs hydraulic pressure towards one side of the rack or the other to move the wheels in the desired direction. In short, the hydraulic system is essential because it allows the power steering system to turn the wheels of your car.
If you notice a red or translucent oil leak when you move your car’s steering wheel, there may have a power steering leak. Also, pay attention to unusual or grinding noises when you start or drive your car. If you notice one of these problems, it’s important to make an appointment with your Auto-Select repair shop as soon as possible.
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