Hydraulic steering provides comfort and increases the safety of driving. It helps the driver to hold control of the car even in the case of bursting of the front tire. The safety of this expensive device depends on the timely maintenance.
The need to reduce the effort applied by the drivers to the steering wheel (which is especially important for the trucks) led to the creation of power steering.
If you want that the power steering doesn’t break too soon, you should monitor its efficiency (if it is normal, the effort applied to the wheel will be much less than with the engine off), and follow the car operating instructions for, including the following operations:
- to check the level of oil in the tank;
- to monitor the leak-proofness of the system and remove different leakages as quickly as possible;
- to check and, if necessary, adjust the tension of timing-belt;
- to change the filter element and oil once in 1-2 years. You should also replace them, if the color of oil has changed.