Whether you drive a new Lexus ES 350 or an older model, your vehicle will need routine maintenance for it to last as long as possible. If you’ve had a car for a while, then you’re probably familiar with the basic maintenance your vehicle needs, such as oil changes, battery checks, and tire rotations. While those services are certainly important, they’re not the only types of maintenance an automobile requires to enjoy a long useful life.

Importance of Power Steering Maintenance

Because a car needs to have some routine maintenance tasks performed less often than others, it’s easy for motorists to forget about the services that aren’t needed as frequently. One type of maintenance that’s typically needed every few years or after you accumulate a certain number of miles is a power steering fluid flush. It’s important to replace your power steering fluid in accordance with the recommendations in your owner’s manual to prevent the entire system from experiencing damage.

In addition to changing your power steering fluid every few years or every 30,000 to 50,000 miles, you should also ask us to check the state of your fluid and some of your power steering system’s other components during every oil change we perform. Having power steering system components like ball joints, belt, and tie rods checked annually is advisable as well.

If you can’t remember the last time your power steering system was inspected or underwent some routine maintenance, make an appointment to bring your vehicle into our Lexus service center near Amelia Island, FL now. To learn more about how to care for your power steering system, contact Lexus of Jacksonville or stop by our location to talk to our service experts today.