Steering Repair Service in Southampton NY

Southampton NY area steering repair and wheel alignment shop. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Range Rover, Volvo specialist. German Import, European Import, & domestic vehicles. All makes and models.

Your vehicle’s steering system is very important to the safety of your vehicle. The steering and suspension system, together with the tires, determine how your car will ride and handle. You should have the vehicle steering system inspected at least once a year.

An easy way to keep up with your vehicle's routine maintenance is to request our “Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection”.

What Does Steering Do?

The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering components to control the vehicle’s direction.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment Southampton NY. Joe's Garage Inc performs front end alignment, all wheel alignment, 4wd alignment, and 4x4 wheel alignment in Southampton NY

Wheel alignment service Southampton NY. Joe's Garage Inc. performs front-end alignment, all-wheel alignment, 4wd alignment, and 4x4 wheel alignment in Southampton NY.

Wheel alignment is an important part of the steering system. Joe’s Garage Inc. has the latest four-wheel alignment technology to keep your vehicle rolling straight & true. Using lasers & wheel-mounted sensors we can consistently perform very accurate 4-wheel alignment in Southampton NY. See details about our wheel alignment service near Southampton, NY.

Normal Wear and Tear

Steering components normally wear out over time and require periodic replacement. How long steering components last depends on the type of vehicle, how and where it is used, and if regular maintenance is performed. Regular steering inspections and maintenance are critical to maintain vehicle safety and decrease repair costs.

Power Steering

The power steering system consists of a pump, fluid reservoir, pressure and return hoses, and steering gear or steering box. The pump, which is driven by the engine with an accessory drive belt, consists of an impeller, pressure valve, and fluid reservoir. Pump pressure builds only when the engine is running. The pump impeller turns, picking up hydraulic fluid from the reservoir and feeding it to the steering gear under pressure through the pressure line. The fluid is then returned to the fluid reservoir through the non-pressurized return line.

Power steering fluid flush will prevent premature hose deterioration and power steering repair Southampton NY


Power steering fluid flush will prevent premature hose deterioration and power steering repair in Southampton, NY.

Power Steering Maintenance

Your vehicle's power steering system operates at very high pressures, 800–2000 psi, and very high temperatures. This leads to power steering fluid (oil) breakdown over time. Fluid breakdown causes increased wear and expensive power steering repairs. Just like engine oil, your power steering fluid requires periodic replacement. Symptoms of power steering problems include groaning and whining noises, erratic steering, and fluid leaks.

Solution

Since most vehicles do not have a power steering fluid filter a powerful power steering cleaner is added before draining oil fluid to help clean the system and flush out contaminates. The cleaner dissolves varnish and gum buildup in the power steering system and suspends contaminates in the old fluid so they are flushed out. All old fluid is drained and the power steering system is flushed with new power steering fluid for both conventional and rack and pinion steering systems. The benefit is a quieter-operating, longer-lasting power-steering system.

Photo comparing new and old power steering fluid which needs flush

The new power steering fluid is clean and clear. Dirty, neglected power steering fluid looks like used engine oil and can compromise the performance of your steering system and cause damage. If you haven't serviced your power steering system lately, now's the time. Joe's Garage Inc. performs power steering repairs, power steering hose replacement, power steering pump repairs, and power steering flush in Southampton NY.

A power steering service - or power steering fluid flush - removes harmful deposits and impurities while also conditioning and re-vitalizing hoses and seals. If your power steering is making excessive noise or not working correctly a power steering fluid flush could prevent further damage and excessive wear leading to power steering system repair.

What We Do

At Joe's Garage Inc. we perform the following power steering flush in the Southampton, New York area:

  • check power steering system for correct operation;
  • inspect condition of hoses;
  • inspect system for fluid leaks;
  • inspect power steering pump drive belt condition;
  • use cleaner to dissolve and suspend varnish and gums;
  • flush and replace old contaminated fluid with new power steering fluid.

How Often Power Steering Service

Joe's Garage Inc Southampton NY recommends Power Steering Service every 30,000 miles. Please check your vehicle owner's manual for factory-recommended Power Steering fluid change intervals.

Diagram of power steering system components

Diagram of power steering system components. Joe's Garage Inc. performs all steering repairs such as power steering pump repair in Southampton NY, power steering rack repair in Southampton NY, power steering box repair in Southampton NY, power steering hose repair in Southampton NY, and power steering belt repair in Southampton NY.