Power Steering Service In Midlothian, VA

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Need a power steering flush? Not sure if you need a power steering flush? Volvo Cars Midlothian will let you know! Our team is here to service your vehicle so that this often forgotten service point is taken care of affordably & reliably. On this page, we'll point out some tips, tricks, and common issues associated with power steering systems so that you'll better understand when you might need to see us. We're more than your average service center. We'll handle all the big concerns, right down to the little details like windshield wiper replacement. Why? Because your enjoyment of the product relies on our commitment to excellence.

How Do I Know if I Need a Power Steering Flush?

Glad you asked! There could be many signs pointing towards your needing a power steering flush. Sometimes these signs are audible, visual, and even visceral. Here's what we mean:

  • Mysterious leak under your car that isn't engine oil?
  • Mini buzz-saw sound when you turn left or right?
  • Steering wheel feeling heavier at each drive?

Any of these symptoms indicate the necessity of a power steering flush. This service can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs. Don't turn a blind eye. Here's why:

What Happens If I Defer a Power Steering Flush?

Bad things. Very bad things. Your power steering system (PSS) is made of a few basic components. Mainly your steering wheel, steering rack (or steering box), power steering pump, PSS fluid reservoir, and network of hoses. As fluid ages, it loses its ability to lubricate delicate hydraulics and seals. Internal seals and valves wear out. Heat builds up. Components fail.

Without doing the most basic preventive maintenance, like with our power steering fluid flush, you can face costly repairs well into the thousand-dollar range. Not to mention the safety risks. If your PSS gives up, then you might actually lose the ability to control your vehicle!

How Much Does a Power Steering Flush Cost?

Less than you might think! Depending on your year and model, a PSS flush could range anywhere from $75 to about $250. There's a few reasons for this price window, and it comes down to the actual power steering fluid (PSF). PSF has evolved over the years from basic hydraulic oil to a close cousin of transmission fluid to temperature-resistant polymer-based fluid. The latter costing almost $40/quart. If there has been damage resulting from deferred service, then the price of any other parts is an additional expense.

Can I Prevent Power Steering System Problems?

Yes, you can! One of the best things you can do is read your owner's manual. There's tons of recommendations in there for you as the owner. We always tell our customers to become familiar with visual checks. Look at the PSS fluid reservoir. Is it topped up? Is the fluid clean? Is it devoid of fluid? Is fluid boiling out of the PSS reservoir cap? The more you know about your vehicle, the better the preventative care you can take. Like with our power steering flush! Think of it as an oil change for your steering system.

Your Volvo Power Steering Flush in Midlothian, VA

Typically, a power steering flush comes at a milestone when you might need other services. While you're here, we'll inspect your cooling system, brakes, and tires. We can grab the parts you need from our parts center and install fresh road-gripping rubber from our tire center. Volvo vehicles are designed to go the distance. In fact, we hold the Guinness World Record for the highest mileage ever recorded in a vehicle. If you want your Volvo car to make it to three million miles and beyond, all it seems to take (as the owner of that vehicle will tell you) is adherence to the factory service manual. We're looking forward to helping you get the most enjoyment out of your distinctive Swedish automobile!

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