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Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton


Many Appleton drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.

Appleton car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.

Unfortunately, many Appleton drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.

Appleton drivers should be aware of warnings that indicate possible power steering problems: the need to constantly add power steering fluid, a loud whining from the pump, erratic power assist or high steering effort. If you're experiencing any of these problems, have your power steering checked out at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton in Appleton.

In addition to the pump and hydraulic system, there are mechanical parts in the steering system. The rods, arms, joints and knuckles that actually turn the wheels can become worn or damaged. A standard alignment service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton includes an inspection of steering components.

If you notice any play in the steering wheel, that the steering wheel is off center, or a noise coming from your front wheels, especially when turning, have your friendly and knowledgeable Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton service advisor do an inspection so the problem can be corrected. Waiting too long could cause uneven tire wear and may even lead to steering failure. 

Give us a call.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton
2940 E. College Ave.
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
920-954-8500

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