Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Placentia motorists have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your Mercedes – Lexus 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 Yorba Linda vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve gas mileage.
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older California vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Yorba Linda drivers need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your Mercedes – Lexus 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 Exclusive Motors in Placentia 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 Mercedes – Lexus components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Exclusive Motors as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Losing your power steering while driving in Placentia can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your Friendly Exclusive Motors tech to see if it’s time to service your Mercedes – Lexus power steering system.
In addition to power steering service, at Exclusive Motors we offer comprehensive automotive services including Factory Scheduled Maintenance, Factory Scheduled Maintenance and Computerized Diagnostics.
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1961 E Miraloma Ave # A
Placentia, California 92870