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Steer Right In Chesapeake

Steer Right In Chesapeake

 

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Chesapeake drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your van 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 Chesapeake vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel efficiency.

The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older Virginia vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Chesapeake car owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your van 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 West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.

A word for Chesapeake motorists 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 van components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at West Service Center, Inc. as advised to avoid undue repairs.

Losing your power steering while driving in Chesapeake can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your honest West Service Center, Inc. service professional to see if it’s time to service your van power steering system.

In addition to power steering service, at West Service Center, Inc. we offer comprehensive automotive services including brakes, fuel system cleaning and alternator replacement.

Give us a call

West Service Center, Inc.
757-487-4420
904 Cavalier Blvd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23323

904 Cavalier Blvd Chesapeake, VA, 23323 (757) 487-4420
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