Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Kerrville drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your truck 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 Luling 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 Texas vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Luling drivers need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your truck 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 Texas Express Lube & Auto in Kerrville 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 truck components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Texas Express Lube & Auto as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Kerrville can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your friendly Texas Express Lube & Auto service advisor to see if it’s time to service your truck power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Texas Express Lube & Auto we offer comprehensive automotive services including oil change, fuel system cleaning and brakes.
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Texas Express Lube & Auto
215 Thompson Dr
Kerrville, Texas 78155