Service to a vehicle’s power steering system is an essential part of preventive maintenance for quick St. Charles auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your car’s wheels would have to come from you. The central element of most power steering systems is a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid, and it is this pressure that provides auxiliary steering power.&hellip» read more
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many St. Charles auto owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your car 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 St. Louis vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This&hellip» read more
Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in St. Charles, MO these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the heart of the system is a pump that’s driven by a belt powered by the engine.
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The pump generates boost that assists you as you steer your car around St.&hellip» read more
There was a man in St. Louis who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local MO highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in St. Charles, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us&hellip» read more
Today we're going to talk about power steering service in St. Charles. If you took an informal poll around St. Charles you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in St. Charles aren't aware that it needs periodic service. If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a car&hellip» read more
For most of us, it is hard to remember life without power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels? It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine - a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the&hellip» read more