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Stay Headed in the Right Direction, WINDSOR LOCKS

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, 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 Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around WINDSOR LOCKS, CT. 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 Scata's Auto & Truck Repair 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 Scata's Auto & Truck Repair 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 ... read more

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Steering Clear in WINDSOR LOCKS

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may be happening. First, loose steering. This can likely be the result of wear and tear on the components that connect the steering mechanism with the wheels. Those parts can be ball joints, Pitman arms or tie rods. These parts take a lot of abuse on the road, thanks to railroad tracks, potholes, uneven surfaces: you name it. It's important that they be checked regularly and maintained at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair. Second, the hard-to-turn wheel. Virtually all vehicles on the road have power steering. There are a couple of different types, though, so let's deal with each. By the way, when they fail, your vehicle's steering can suddenly go from easy peasy to really hard to control. Some vehicles h ... read more

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