It's easy for Whitefield drivers to take power steering for
granted – you spin the steering wheel and your car turns. But behind the scenes your power steering is making it
The vast majority of vehicles on Augusta roads have hydraulic power steering systems,
which means that pressurized fluid is used to help you do the work of steering. A pump pressurizes the power steering
fluid to provide the boost you need. In some Whitefield vehicles the pump is driven by the serpentine belt, while in
others there is an electric pump.
The problem for Whitefield vehicles is that over time, the fluid becomes
contaminated and can actually cause leaks in the hoses and connections. It gets harder to steer and could even cause total
failure of the power steering system.
Periodically, your friendly and knowledgeable Hardman's Auto Sales service
advisor may recommend you change transmission fluid, which involves removing the old,
dirty fluid and replacing with fresh fluid. This helps the power steering components last longer, maintains your
vehicle's steering performance and keeps you safely on the road in Whitefield. Your Hardman's
Auto Sales technician will also have your system checked for leaks and the belt inspected for other pending needs. Ask if
it's time to perform a power steering service on your vehicle
Give us a call.
Hardman's Auto Sales
444 Wiscasset Road