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Covid Virus

As the situation with the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to change and develop, South Tacoma Auto wants you to know that we are open and ensuring that we're taking all necessary precautions to help keep our customers and employees safe and healthy.

  • We are open and flexible
  • Deep cleaning of automobiles
  • Deep cleaning of dealership
  • Hand sanitizing station available at the dealership
We are open

Sales Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9AM - 6PM
Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

Service Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 8AM - 5:30PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 4PM

Please Call (253) 444-4654

Power Steering Service

Additives and detergents in power-steering fluid and eventually lose their ability to protect system components. Like motor oil and ATF, power-steering fluid degrades between changes due to heat, pressure, and contamination. Internal parts can become coated with sludge and damaged by rubbing metal parts, causing squeals, premature wear, and seal leaks. Unfortunately, the power-steering system is often overlooked and not serviced regularly. If services are skipped or delayed, it becomes difficult to remove old fluid from the entire system and not just the reservoir, which leads to more involved service and potentially costly repairs.

Here at our local service department, we recommend regular power steering fluid changes to maintain the system. Benefits of this service help to:

  • Maintain smooth steering motion
  • Reduce chatter and squeals
  • Condition seals and prevent leaks
  • Remove sludge and debris
  • Prevent premature pump and rack wear

An experienced technician, using a specially-designed fluid, will circulate MOC Power-steering cleaning solution through the system to dissolve and suspend the deposits in the pump, rack, and lines. The old fluid and deposits are then extracted from the entire system, not just the reservoir as is the case with other services. Simultaneously, a high-quality MOC power-steering fluid is added to the system. To complete the service, a MOC Power-Steering Supplement may be added to fortify the new fluid, condition seals, and reduce wear on internal components.

To keep the wheel turning smoothly in your vehicle, come to our professional service department for power steering service. If this is your first time making the drive from Lakewood to our used car lot, take these directions to our front door.

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FAQs: Power Steering Service

How much does it cost to service power steering?

The average cost to repair a power steering system is between $200 and $350. This estimate includes the cost of parts and labor. Most repairs will fall somewhere in this range, but some factors can affect the total cost of the repair. The severity of the problem, the make and model of the vehicle, and the experience of the mechanic are all factors that can impact the cost of a power steering repair.

So, the cost of your power steering service will ultimately depend on the specific situation. However, you can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $200 to $350 for most repairs related to the power steering system.

What does it mean when it says power steering service?

The power steering system helps drivers steer their vehicles by providing hydraulic fluid pressure to the steering gear. Over time, this fluid can become dirty or low, which can make steering your vehicle more difficult.

To help keep your power steering system in good shape, most manufacturers recommend having the system flushed and refilled with fresh fluid every few years. This service is typically called a "power steering service" or "power steering flush."

Power steering service often includes inspecting the power steering pump, hoses, and other components for wear or damage. If any items are worn or damaged, they will need to be replaced.

Is power steering service necessary?

The power steering system is a key component of your vehicle, and it's important to keep it maintained. Power steering service can help prevent issues with your steering system and ensure that it's operating properly. During power steering service, a technician will inspect the system and check for any signs of wear or damage. They may also flush the system and add new fluid as needed.

If you notice any issues with your power steering system, such as difficulty turning the wheel or strange noises, be sure to have it checked out as soon as possible. Ignoring any issues with your power steering can lead to more serious issues down the road.

At South Tacoma Auto, we offer comprehensive power steering service and repair. Our expert technicians will inspect your power steering system and make any necessary repairs to keep it running smoothly. Book a service appointment and let our team help keep your car in top condition.

How often should power steering be serviced?

Many auto service specialists recommend that you have your power steering system serviced every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

The power steering system should be serviced at least once a year, and more frequently if it is used frequently or in demanding conditions. In general, servicing involves checking the fluid level and condition, and topping up or changing the fluid as necessary. The system should also be checked for leaks, and any worn or damaged parts replaced.

Services Offered

Thanks to our ASE Certified technicians, you can trust the services your vehicle recieves. Just like any service center, our team provides standard repair services and routine maintenance requests. Our prices are also very competitive for the area.

Our affordably-priced auto services are partially the reason why drivers prefer our auto care. Talk to one of our service representatives today and learn more about our selection of services and options.

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About Our Automotive Services In Tacoma, WA

Thanks to our ASE Certified technicians, many of which have also been factory-trained, we are able to provide local drivers of all makes of cars, SUVs and pickups with top-tier auto service. Just like any new car dealership with a service center, our used car dealership offers comprehensive automotive maintenance and repair services -- and you'll find that our prices are highly competitive!

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