Power Steering Flush Service
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Yakima auto owners 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. This power assist comes in a couple of forms.
In recent years, a lot of Yakima vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel efficiency.
Hydraulic power steering
The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older WA vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Yakima auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your car or 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 includes fluid replacement
Power steering service at AutoMetrics in Yakima includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.
Power steering pump belts
A word for Yakima auto owners 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 car or truck components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at AutoMetrics as advised to avoid undue repairs.
Driving without power steering
Losing your power steering while driving in Yakima can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your thoughtful AutoMetrics service specialist to see if it’s time to service your truck power steering system.
Yakima Audi owners need not worry about getting proper diagnostics performed on their vehicles. AutoMetrics has ASE and Bosch certified master technicians on staff and is equipped with factory or better Audi diagnostic tools so our technicians have the best tools to work with. Our ability to accurately diagnose the issue will save you time and money. This is what allows us to make the right repair and get you back on the road faster than any other Yakima auto repair shop.
– A proper diagnosis leads to a proper repair –
This is just a short list of some of the systems we repair on Audi vehicles: Brakes, engines, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control systems, fuel injection, electrical systems, transmissions, clutches, power windows and door locks, heating systems, air conditioning, axles, starters, ignitions, radiators, reprogramming, water pumps, timing belts, ball joints, control arms, wheel bearings, alternators, pre buy inspections, catalytic converters, airbags, belts and hoses, fuel pumps, washer pumps, sun roofs, head lights, tail lights, transfer cases, batteries, and body control systems.
We are the Yakima experts on Audi maintenance and service. From changing oil and all other vital fluids to performing valve adjustments, 30k service, 60k service, 90k service, tune ups, timing belts, timing chains, spark plugs, filters, headlight restoration, cooling system flushes, fuel injection cleaning, power steering flushes, transmission flushes, headlight alignments, thermostats, belts, hoses, antifungal and deodorization services for air conditioning systems, etc. AutoMetrics has all the expertise and factory repair information to ensure your car is reliable and stays dependable for years to come.