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Power Steering Fluid Leaking? Get an inspection at your home

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Power Steering Fluid Leak Inspection Service

How much does a Power Steering Fluid Leak inspection cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

What is Power Steering Fluid?

Power steering fluid goes through the power steering hydraulic system. The system is pressurized by the power steering pump and by way of pistons, valves, or plungers decreases the effort needed by the driver in controlling the steering wheel. The pressure drops and the power steering system loses its hydraulic pressure when the pump stops pumping.

Metal particles will contaminate the fluid as components in the steering system erode. This will cause seals in the system to leak and components to eventually fail. Checking the fluid level and changing the fluid at regular intervals recommended by the manufacturer is important for the life of the hoses, pistons, valves, seals, and the power steering pump itself.

Signs of a Power Steering Fluid Leak

  • Hearing a siren-like or whirring sound from the steering pump
  • Topping up the fluid tank as its level drops.
  • Determining that spots on the garage floor or parking spot are not simply oil leaks from the engine.

Common causes for Power Steering Fluid Leaks

Fluid can leak from numerous places in the steering system. The most common sources of leaks are the following 4 areas:

  • Power steering pump: The power steering pump is driven off the car’s engine. Pump seals can become damaged because of the contact with dirty fluid or they can become worn-out from thousands of miles of use. 

  • Power steering hoses: Another possible problem area are the lines that run from the pump to the steering rack, or gear, particularly where the high-pressure hose are connected with the metal fittings. 

  • Power steering rack or gear: The steering rack itself can lose fluid from its own seals. 

  • Power steering cooler: Some assisted steering mechanisms have coolers, which complicate the matter and bring additional plumbing and potential for leaks. These coolers are often attached in the front of the car, where damage can occur.

What to expect during a Power Steering Fluid Leak service

To pinpoint the source and cause of the power steering fluid leak, a certified mechanic will come to your home or office. They will check the entire power steering system and will then provide a detailed inspection report which includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

You may not be able to turn the car with the force necessary if you have a power steering leak. This can end with unsafe driving situations and, worse, preventable crashes. If you noticed a power steering leak, this is definitely a problem. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough diagnosis before the steering system incurs further damage. It may have an inexpensive solution if you act quickly.

Power Steering Fluid Leak Service Reviews

Kate Ross
Kate Ross
04:55 28 May 20
I wanted to get a pre-purchase inspection of a vehicle I was interested in purchasing from a private seller on Craigslist. I was able to book an appointment on the same day I called, which was very convenient. The mechanic who came out, Waheed, was very professional and friendly. He did an extremely thorough inspection of the car and clearly explained what some of the issues that he was seeing... were as he went. You get a very detailed report as a result of the inspection which allowed me to negotiate the offering price down quite significantly. It was definitely worth it and I would recommend this service to anyone looking to buy a used car. I should note that the pre-purchase inspection typically includes a driving segment, but the mechanic cannot do it if the car is not insured (for obvious reasons). I didn't realize this when I booked over the phone, and I was comfortable with just a visual inspection given the age/condition of the car in question, but if you are particularly worried about the car's transmission or steering I would make sure it is insured so that the mechanic can come and do this part of the inspection.read more
Marla Palakkamanil
Marla Palakkamanil
15:54 25 Jan 16
I had an amazing experience with instamek. The mechanic was great; he fixed my power steering pump and I had no issues with it after. He was polite and friendly. I recommend instamek to all my friends .

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