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It’s important for car owners to know when their power steering reservoir should be replaced. Replacing a power steering reservoir is often overlooked as a fix for a power steering noise or stiff steering. Most of the time power steering reservoirs are changed due to a leak or a new one might come with a new power steering pump. However, there are other reasons to change a power steering fluid reservoir.

Knowing when it’s time to change your power steering fluid is key to maintaining both performance and reducing the likelihood of a premature part failure. Like all fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid has a life span. OEM’s will often not indicate the power steering fluid’s lifespan. This is in order to reduce the cost of ownership; however, often times the OEM will only warranty power steering system parts for very limited time and mileage. So, in order to maximize the life of your power steering components, it is recommended to change power steering fluid based on a couple of different factors.

It’s also important to know when to replace your power steering reservoir. Whether you need insight on if you have a clogged screen requiring the reservoir to be replaced or if it is age and deuteriation causing the reservoir to require replacement, we have the information you need to know. You don’t want to be in the dark when it’s time to change your power steering reservoir, so check out our article on power steering reservoir replacement.


Our experts will help you learn more about changing your power steering fluid to power steering reservoir replacement. We are here to answer your questions. Whatever questions you have concerning power steering, we’re here to help. Post a question in our Ask the Experts forum to hear from our technicians. We are your resource or the best information on power steering.

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For the best vehicle maintenance, knowing when it is time to change your power steering fluid is key for optimal performance and reducing premature part failure. To start, you need to know the lifespan of your power steering fluid. To learn ways to tell when it’s time to change your power steering fluid check out our article.

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