Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Kalispell drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your Subaru 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 Kalispell vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy.
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older MT vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Kalispell auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your Subaru 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 Loren's Auto Repair in Kalispell 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 Subaru components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Loren's Auto Repair as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Kalispell can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your professional and courteous Loren's Auto Repair service professional to see if it’s time to service your Subaru power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Loren's Auto Repair we offer comprehensive automotive services including brake repair, diagnostic and oil change.
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Loren's Auto Repair
1309 US Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901