Steer Right In Tampa

Feb 12, 2014 | Steering

power steering service Tampa

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Zephyrhills drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your American made car steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer.

Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Tampa vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy.

The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older Florida vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Tampa drivers need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your American made car 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 at Bob’s Auto Repair in Zephyrhills includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.

A word for Zephyrhills 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 American made car components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Bob’s Auto Repair as advised to avoid undue repairs.

Losing your power steering while driving in Zephyrhills can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it’ll just be harder. Check with your trust-worthy Bob’s Auto Repair service professional to see if it’s time to service your American made car power steering system.

In addition to power steering service, at Bob’s Auto Repair we offer comprehensive automotive services including brakes, air conditioning and new tires.

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Bob’s Auto Repair
37959 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542