Power Steering Fluid Exchange

Toyota Power Steering Fluid Exchange Service in Boone County, Indiana

Power steering fluid is the fluid that keeps your car moving. It is what provides power to the power steering. It is a hydraulic fluid that protects the O rings, which are seals, in the car. The engine pumps this pressurized fluid when you steer the car. The fluid goes to a piston that gives the car a little more power to move in the direction you are steering. Once you stop turning the steering wheel, the valve closes and oil stops flowing. When you have your power steering fluid exchanged, it is completely drained and replaced. 

Why Should I Have My Power Steering Fluid Exchanged?

The power steering fluid should be checked with every oil change. You should not lose any fluid, but if you do, that means you have a leak. Over time, it begins to get corrosive and break down. If your steering wheel does not receive power, the car still turns, but it becomes much harder and heavier.

What Happens If I Don't Exchange My Power Steering Fluid

If your steering fluid is low or old, you may begin to hear noises or whining in your steering wheel, especially at slow speeds. Your steering wheel may feel like it's jerking, typically when moving slowly or in a parking lot. If you need to check your power steering fluid, you may hear screeching, similar to the sound cats make. You may begin to see puddles under your car after you have been parked. All of these may be signs that you are losing power steering fluid or it needs to be exchanged.

Tom Wood Toyota Service Center

Tom Wood Toyota has been serving the communities of Indianapolis and Whitestown, Indiana for over forty years. Our dealership believes in quality work and superior customer service. We understand the value of community and the people in it. We strive every day to maintain the mission of Tom Wood, the original owner. We know our customers could buy and service a car anywhere and we are honored to serve every one of our customers. We have a state of the art collision repair shop that is certified to handle all makes and models. Only factory trained and certified technicians service the cars at Tom Wood Toyota. We understand the value of your time so we provide transportation and rental vehicles, along with early bird service. We support many organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Lymphoma Society, and Best Buddies Indiana. Visit Tom Wood Toyota today.


Tom Wood Toyota

6408 Crane Drive
Directions Whitestown, IN 46075

  • Sales: 3172972444
  • Service: (317) 298-2906

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Dealership Amenities

  • Complimentary Car Wash
  • State-of-the-art Certified Collision Facility Repairs, all makes and models - Collision Center in Indianapolis
  • Certified & Factory-trained Technicians
  • Transportation & Rental Vehicles Available
  • Early Bird Service
  • Supports American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indianapolis Zoo, St. Mary's Child Center, Best Buddies Indiana, and many more
Tom Wood Amenities
Tom Wood Amenities

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