Q: Do I need to change my power steering fluid regularly, even if there are no symptoms of problems with the system?
A: No. It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless there is a leak suspected in the system or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss in this system could also indicate a problem. Always reference your vehicles service information for appropriate maintenance intervals.
Q: Will I be unable to steer my vehicle if my power steering goes out?
A: No. You will be able to steer your vehicle if the power steering goes out, but it will require more effort, especially at lower speeds. If your power steering goes out, have the system inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
Q: Should my power steering system be flushed after it undergoes component replacement?
A: Yes. The power steering fluid must be flushed whenever the system has become contaminated.
Q: Can using the incorrect power steering fluid cause damage to my power steering system?
A: Yes. Use of the incorrect fluid may damage the vehicle. Always use the correct fluid listed in the manufacturer's service literature.