2009 Kia Spectra Q&A
2009 Kia Spectra Question: How often do I change the power steering fluid in my car?
22,700 is considered a very low mileage to be considering a power steering fluid change, but always use the manufacturers recommendations for fluid changes, and levels. Are you having problems with low/leakage or discolored power steering fluid? First check the level of power steering fluid with the cap, it has writing or fluid level markings on the stem/(dipstick) of the power steering cap, on level ground. It may read full hot or full cold. Use this time to also check for leaks, and rubber hose wear, your small owners manual should specify the correct fluid levels. Now problems with a stiff or hard to turn steering wheel can be a sign of other issues, (such as rack and pinion, power steering pump, malfunction,and others), have the system checked by a professional. - enhance yourself