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Power Steering Service in Salt Lake City

Most Salt Lake City drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine; a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump.These hoses can develop leaks, so it is a good idea for Salt Lake City drivers to have them inspected at every oil change. Low fluid can damage the power steering pump. That is why power steering fluid level is on the checklist for a full-service oil change. The fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so check your owner's manual for the right type - or just ask your friendly and know ... read more

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Steer Right in Salt Lake City

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Salt Lake City drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve performance and handling. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older Utah vehicles — and a lot of newer ones — have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, vehicles need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it's too low, your steering is affected and you could damage your vehicle pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors, leading to leaks and repairs. Power s ... read more

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Defensive Driving in Salt Lake City, Utah

  There was a man in the Salt Lake City area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Utah highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Salt Lake City, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol i ... read more

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Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Salt Lake City

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Salt Lake City. If you took an informal poll around Salt Lake City you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Salt Lake City aren't aware that it needs periodic service.If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison.Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Salt Lake City. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels: to get enough leverage to steer.Most vehicles in Salt Lake City have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump. The pump pressurizes the powe ... read more

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Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Salt Lake City

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Salt Lake City, Utah, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around Salt Lake City, Utah. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to have Jerry Lambert Automotive inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change at Jerry Lambert Automotive because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so it's important to use the correct type &nd ... read more

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