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How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair

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With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the power steering fluid dipstick, wipe it off, reinsert the stick, pull it out, and check where it falls on the stick. If it is below the minimum line, power steering fluid should be added. 59 Auto Repair checks power steering fluid as part of our maintenance general inspection. Sometimes when the fluid is low, the vehicle will make a whining noise while turning. If you think your fluid might be low, call us today to have it checked! While it is normal for the power steering fluid to drop a little over time, if it continually goes low or you have to add a lot of fluid you may have a power steering fluid leak. A technician will put the vehicle up in the air and check underneath for leaks. If you think your vehicle is leaking power steering fluid, call us today to schedule an appointment to have it inspected!

What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I keep rodents out of my vehicle?

12/03/202159 Auto Repair
With winter and colder weather fast approaching, many animals will start to look for new, warmer homes. What makes a better home to fight off the cold than your engine compartment? The mice in the area feel the heat coming from your nice warm car that you just parked and decide to make it their 5 star hotel. They start snacking on all the tasty wires under the hood. This causes all kinds of electrical issues on vehicles. Every winter, we see vehicles come in with electrical issues due to rodent

When should my battery be replaced?

11/24/202159 Auto Repair
A battery typically has a life span of 5 to 6 years. Over time, the battery's ability to hold a charge will lessen, causing the vehicle to not start. The technician will check the cold cranking amperage of the battery as well as the reserve capacity to determine the battery's performance. When a battery's cold cranking amps fall below optimal level, the battery should be replaced. Extreme weather, such as the cold in winter, puts extra strain on the electrical system of your vehicle to start.

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