Q: Should I routinely change my power steering fluid?
A: No, power steering fluid should only be serviced if the system is performing poorly or if the fluid appears dark or murky. If the fluid is more than 4 years old or dark or murky then it is best to have a trained technician look at the fluid. Power steering fluid changes should only be done by trained auto technicians.
Q: Can I check my power steering fluid?
A: Yes, vehicles that use traditional power steering fluid typically have a fluid reservoir underneath the hood near the base of the windshield.
Q: Does my vehicle take a specific type of power steering fluid?
A: Yes, check your owner's manual for the type of fluid your vehicle needs.
Q: Can I change my own power steering fluid?
A: No, ACDelco recommends that only trained professionals do a complete power steering fluid change over. However, topping off power steering fluid is easy to do, just unscrew the top and fill to the line.
Q: Is there a difference between power steering fluid and transmission fluid? Can I use one in place of the other in my vehicle?
A: Yes, there is a difference. There are many types of transmission fluid. While some could be used for steering fluid ACDelco recommends that only owner's manual identified power steering fluids be used for this purpose.