Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Crystal 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 Saint Paul 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 MN vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Saint Paul 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 Crystal Collision Center in Crystal 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 Crystal Collision Center as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Crystal can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your helpful Crystal Collision Center service specialist to see if it’s time to service your minivan power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Crystal Collision Center we offer comprehensive automotive services including brake service, windshield wipers and engine air filter.
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Crystal Collision Center
5108 West Broadway Ave
Crystal, MN 55429