Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Spokane car owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your Audi 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 Spokane 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 Washington vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Spokane car owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your Audi 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 C&H Foreign Auto Repair in Spokane 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 Audi components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at C&H Foreign Auto Repair as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Spokane can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your friendly C&H Foreign Auto Repair service specialist to see if it’s time to service your Audi power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at C&H Foreign Auto Repair we offer comprehensive automotive services including oil changes, engine work and engine work.
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C&H Foreign Auto Repair
620 E. North Foothills Drive
Spokane, Washington 99207