Power Steering System Services
Serving the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Surrounding Area
Welcome to Atlas Automotive, the trusted local choice for automotive services located at 2710 N. Julia St. in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Serving the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and the surrounding area, our team of experienced technicians specializes in maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing power steering systems for a wide range of vehicles.
From fluid leaks to pump failures, we have the expertise to address any issue and get you back on the road with confidence. Trust us to keep your steering smooth and your journeys safe, wherever the road may lead you. Give us a call any time at (208) 664-0300 to schedule an appointment or schedule it online here.
At the core of your vehicle’s maneuverability lies the power steering system, a feature that enables you to steer your car smoothly and with minimal effort. Here at Atlas Automotive, we understand the importance of a reliable power steering system, whether you’re navigating the bustling streets of downtown or taking a scenic drive around Hayden Lake. Our comprehensive power steering services are designed to ensure that every turn of the wheel is as effortless as it is precise.
Power Steering Service
The Power Steering Service we offer is a service package that maintains your car’s power steering system. We recommend having your power steering service done once a year. Click here to schedule an appointment or give us a call.
- Cleans gums and varnishes from steering unit
- Removes old oxidized fluid and replaces with new fluid
- Reconditions seals
- Alleviates steering pump squeal.
- Corrects hard erratic steering
- Prevents fluid leaks.
- Reduces wear
- Restores smooth power steering operation
Other Power Steering System Services We Offer
Power Steering Fluid
When it comes to smooth steering, the right fluid makes all the difference. Power steering fluid acts as the lifeblood of the steering system, providing the necessary hydraulic force to make steering effortless. At our shop, we ensure your vehicle is topped up with the correct type of fluid, and we’re experts at spotting the signs of old or contaminated fluid. If you’re experiencing stiffness in steering or hear a whining noise, it might be time for a fluid check and exchange to keep your steering smooth and responsive.
Power Steering Pump
The heart of the power steering system, the pump, is critical to easy and effective steering. If steering your vehicle feels like a workout, it could be a sign your power steering pump needs attention. We offer comprehensive diagnostics and repair services for power steering pumps, ensuring that the hydraulic fluid is being pumped efficiently through the system. Trust us to diagnose and fix any issues, so your drive is as effortless as it should be.
Power Steering Belt
A slipping or worn-out power steering belt can lead to steering difficulties and even failure. As a fundamental component that drives the power steering pump, the belt requires regular checks for wear and tension. Our service includes thorough inspection and adjustment to ensure your steering stays reliable. And if it’s time for a replacement, we provide top-quality belts and professional installation to get you back on the road safely and quickly.
Power Steering Rack
The steering rack is what translates the movement of the steering wheel into the wheels of your car. If you’re noticing a looseness in steering, or a leak where your car has been parked, the steering rack might be the culprit. We specialize in repairing and replacing power steering racks, restoring the precise control you’re used to. With our service, your car will handle like it’s brand new, cornering with precision.
Power Steering Hose
The hoses in your power steering system are crucial for transporting the hydraulic fluid to where it’s needed. But these hoses can degrade over time, leading to leaks and a reduction in steering performance. Our team is adept at inspecting and replacing power steering hoses, ensuring there are no weak links in your steering system. Let us take the wheel with our expertise, and we’ll keep your steering seamless and secure.
Power Steering Leak
A leak in your power steering system can lead to a mess on your driveway and a nightmare on the road. Identifying and fixing these leaks early is key to maintaining control of your vehicle. We have the tools and know-how to trace even the smallest leaks to their source and repair them effectively. With our service, you can steer clear of the trouble that power steering leaks can cause.
Power Steering Noise
Unusual noises coming from your car when you turn the wheel are more than just a nuisance; they’re a sign that your power steering system needs attention. Whether it’s a whine, a groan, or a squeal, our technicians can pinpoint the cause and provide a solution. Don’t let a noisy steering wheel become the soundtrack of your drive—bring it to us for a quiet fix.
Power Steering Pressure
Your vehicle’s steering relies on the correct pressure to operate smoothly. If you’re feeling changes in steering effort, it could be a pressure issue. Our team is equipped to assess and correct power steering pressure problems, ensuring that your steering feels just right. Proper pressure equals a perfect drive, and that’s what we aim to provide every time.
Power Steering Seals
Seals in the power steering system are small but vital. They keep the fluid in and contaminants out. Over time, these seals can wear or break, leading to leaks and compromised steering. Our technicians are skilled in identifying faulty seals and replacing them with high-quality parts, ensuring your steering remains tight and clean.
Power Steering Reservoir
The reservoir holds your power steering fluid, and while it doesn’t often fail, it’s still a critical component to keep an eye on. Leaks or damage to the reservoir can lead to a loss of fluid and steering function. We conduct thorough checks of the reservoir as part of our power steering services, ensuring that it’s in top shape and your fluid levels are where they should be.
Power Steering Maintenance
Routine maintenance is the key to longevity for your power steering system. Our comprehensive maintenance program includes checking the fluid, belts, pumps, and the entire steering assembly to ensure everything is functioning correctly. With regular maintenance from our expert team, you can prevent common steering issues and prolong the life of your vehicle’s steering components.
Power Steering Inspection
Our thorough power steering inspection service is designed to catch any potential issues before they become major problems. We examine every part of your steering system, from the pump to the hoses, to ensure that everything is working properly. If we find any issues, we’ll advise you on the best course of action to take to ensure your vehicle remains safe and enjoyable to drive.
Power Steering Upgrades
For those looking to enhance their driving experience, we offer power steering upgrades. Whether you’re looking for a performance boost or improved handling, our team can recommend and install the latest advancements in steering technology. Upgrading your power steering can make a noticeable difference in your vehicle’s response and feel.
Power Steering System Flush
Over time, power steering fluid can become contaminated, leading to a less responsive steering system. A power steering flush involves draining the old fluid, flushing the system to remove debris, and refilling with fresh fluid. This service, performed by our skilled technicians, can revive the steering performance of your vehicle, ensuring it’s always ready to respond when you are.
Important Cooling System Information
Here are some important information about the automotive power steering systems. Power steering is crucial for effortless driving, and the list below includes everything from the different system types to maintenance essentials. Whether you have a hydraulic or electric system, understanding how it operates and recognizing signs of wear can prevent costly repairs and keep you steering clear on the road.
Staying ahead of power steering issues is key to a reliable ride. We explain the signs that indicate trouble, the importance of timely fluid changes, and when to choose repair over a complete system replacement. Keep your vehicle navigating turns smoothly with our guidance on power steering care.
Types of Power Steering Systems
There are two main types of power steering systems – hydraulic and electric. Hydraulic systems use a pump to circulate fluid and create assist, while electric systems use an electric motor for assistance.
The condition of the hydraulic fluid in a power steering system is essential. It should be changed at regular intervals, as old fluid can degrade and reduce the effectiveness of the system.
Leaks and Wear
Over time, the components of the power steering system can develop leaks or wear down. This can lead to a decrease in performance, unusual noises, or even a complete failure to provide assist.
Regular maintenance, including inspection of the belts, fluid levels, and checking for leaks, is crucial for prolonged power steering life and can prevent costly repairs.
Symptoms of Problems
Common signs of power steering issues include difficulty turning the wheel, a whining noise when turning, a squealing belt, fluid leaks, or a change in the steering wheel’s responsiveness.
Repair vs. Replacement
Some power steering problems can be resolved with simple repairs or part replacements, while others may require a more extensive overhaul or a full system replacement.
Different vehicles may require different types of power steering fluid, and using the incorrect fluid can damage the system.
Power Steering Efficiency
The efficiency of your car’s power steering system plays a crucial role in the overall driving experience. It’s all about making the most out of the least—less effort on the wheel and lower energy consumption from your vehicle. With an efficient power steering system, you’ll notice that the car responds swiftly and smoothly to the slightest turns of the steering wheel, which can be particularly helpful in navigating tight spots or during longer drives when fatigue can set in. We’re committed to keeping your steering system working at peak efficiency, offering services that ensure your power steering fluid is clean, your system is leak-free, and all components are functioning as they should be.
Power Steering Reliability
Reliability in power steering isn’t just a convenience; it’s a necessity. When you turn the steering wheel, you’re placing your trust in the mechanical harmony of pumps, belts, fluids, and gears. Ensuring this system works flawlessly every time you need it is our top priority. Our thorough maintenance and repair services are designed to identify potential issues before they become problems, guaranteeing that your vehicle’s power steering will be there for you, providing consistent performance day in and day out. From commuter sedans to heavy-duty trucks, we make sure that every turn you make is backed by a reliable steering system.
Power Steering Technology
Advancements in power steering technology have made driving more intuitive than ever before. Modern systems are designed to provide variable steering assistance based on the speed of the vehicle, making it easier to maneuver at low speeds and more stable at high speeds. These systems can even integrate with advanced safety features, such as lane-keeping assistance. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest in power steering innovations, offering not only repairs and maintenance but also upgrades for those looking to modernize their drive. Trust us to keep you informed and your vehicle equipped with the cutting-edge of automotive steering technology.
Mon. – Thurs. 7:30am-5:00pm
Closed Weekends – We We are closed weekends in order for our employees to have time with their families.
Drop Box – You may use our convenient drop box to leave your car anytime.
Pick Up After Hours – If you need to pick up your vehicle after hours, please call us during business hours and we will do our best to accommodate you.