Saturday, November 20, 2010

How often does power steering fluid have to be changed?

I found it unussual that Expressway kept recommending it. My last car which I had for over 10 years never needed it. After being told by Expressway 3 times that I needed it. I got it done. Then fust 6 months later they are telling me I need it again.How often does power steering fluid have to be changed?
Some of those places get bonuses for add on sales. They probably figured that since you bought it once, you'd buy it again. If you aren't having any probs with the ps system, save your money. They will probably never tell you that you %26quot;need%26quot; it because it doesn't. I would never buy the %26quot;recommended%26quot; services unless they said that it is needed.How often does power steering fluid have to be changed?
I think most of the %26quot;other%26quot; oil need repair at approximately 50K miles. But besides that, like the poster said above, it is upsell. My recommendation is that DON'T do anything else other than just the simplest oil change at the quicky lube place. These guys at the quickly lube are not mechanics but %26quot;technicians%26quot;.



I also own an Audi A4. It has plastic %26quot;noise%26quot; panel under the engine bay. I went to the same quickly lube place fore years and then found that out of the 10 screws hold the panel, they lost SEVEN screw. This isn't rocket science but to the quicky lube idiots, it is one extra step they can't cope with.

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To top it all off, there was an investigation by a TV channel (you can find it on youtube) that found many quicky lube place charging but never doing any of the extra repair work (fuel filter, transmission fluid, etc.). The TV station was tipped off by an ex-employee.



Good Luck.How often does power steering fluid have to be changed?
Some shops see it as an %26quot;upsell%26quot; Sure some systems need to be flushed because of wear from steering rack debris and heat buildup from pump. But most are just upsells. Especially if you don't have a rack and pinion steering.

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