If your steering is having trouble, the effort involved in driving can be a strain and an immediate safety concern. For most of us, steering repairs are something we never think about but if you do experience issues, it is essential you get your vehicle look at by specialists.
Whether your vehicle is suffering from a Noisy Power Steering Pump, a Leaking Steering Box or a Steering Rack Fault – our team have the experience to rectify the problem and get your vehicle back on the road quickly.
Steering problems tend to sneak up on us, so it makes sense to be alert of the little things that can indicate an issue ahead of time. Here are a few things that will help you know when your vehicle needs steering or power steering maintenance.
Whining or squealing noise
An annoying whine or squeal from your vehicle when you make a turn is usually a dead giveaway when it comes to power steering. This usually indicates that your power steering system doesn’t have enough fluid to keep it healthy. Topping off the fluid is a quick fix, but you may have a leak in the system, which needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Steering wheel vibrates
A steering wheel vibrating at idle is an indication that the power steering belt is either damaged or loose. This is something you will want to fix as quickly as possible because it is a safety concern as can cause the power steering fail whilst you are driving.
This is usually an indication that your power steering system needs attention immediately. If it is only slightly more difficult to steer, make sure the problem is addressed as soon as possible. However, if your steering is very stiff you may want to consider getting your vehicle towed to the nearest specialist garage.
These faults are usually indicators associated with the hydraulic power steering systems. The more modern vehicle technologies such as electrical power steering or a hybrid of the two systems combined can also have faults, which can be easily identified with specialist diagnostic equipment. Electrical power steering systems tend to be more efficient and easier to maintain requiring fewer components.
No matter what kind of steering system is in your vehicle, we have the knowledge and expertise to quickly diagnose and rectify the problem. We understand that when it comes to the ability to control your vehicle, it is imperative that your steering system is functioning correctly for your own safety and the safety of others.
If you feel that there is a problem with your steering, please bring it in to us for a free steering check.