Garden Grove Check Power Steering Fluid
It’s crucial to be aware of the potential consequences before driving your car with a fluid leak, such as power steering fluid on the ground or a low level in the reservoir. While a power steering fluid leak may not leave you stranded on the side of the road, it can lead to an accident if you cannot react quickly to unexpected situations. Some fluid leaks may also cause damage to your car that requires costly repairs or replacements.
If you have a power steering fluid leak, in some cases, you can continue to drive until you can have the leak repaired and fluid replaced by a professional auto service. However, you need to pay close attention to the leak and follow certain guidelines to avoid further damage and get your power steering fixed quickly and affordably by ASE certified mechanics at Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove.
It’s important to treat your leak quickly as small leaks rarely remain small. Any amount of power steering fluid leaking is a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed. Even a few drops of power steering fluid can worsen over time, and if the leak is due to a small crack in a hose, for instance, it can quickly lead to the loss of all your fluid in a short period.
A loss of power steering fluid can significantly affect the drivability of your car. Your power steering rack will not function correctly, leading to a significant increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds, making it extremely difficult to steer. Your vehicle’s instruction manual will also outline the dangers of driving without power steering fluid.
Driving your car for extended periods without power steering fluid can cause damage to the pump. Once the level drops, your pump runs dry, resulting in increased friction and heat that can quickly lead to expensive damage. If you need to drive your car with no power steering fluid, try to avoid extreme turns to the left or right and replace the fluid as soon as possible.
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Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
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