Back to all

Steer Right in OMAHA

July 24, 2022

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many OMAHA drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer.

Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve performance and handling.

The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older NE vehicles — and a lot of newer ones — have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, vehicles need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it's too low, your steering is affected and you could damage your vehicle pump.

Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors, leading to leaks and repairs. Power steering service at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) in OMAHA includes removing the contaminated fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid.

A word for OMAHA drivers about power steering pumps: Some are powered by an electric motor. Others are driven by the serpentine belt. A worn serpentine belt stresses all of the vehicle components it drives, including the power steering pump, so replace the belt at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) as advised to avoid undue repairs.

Losing your power steering while driving in OMAHA can be unsettling – just remember that you can still steer, it'll just be harder. Check with your service advisor at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) to see if it's time to service your vehicle's power steering system.

In addition to power steering service, at Tuffy Omaha (Evans St) we offer comprehensive automotive services.

Give us a call.

Tuffy Omaha (Evans St)
(402) 289-3900
17110 EVANS ST
OMAHA, NE 68116

More articles from Tuffy Omaha (Evans St.)

Air Conditioning Service in OMAHA

October 2, 2022

Hey OMAHA! Let's talk about one of our NE summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for OMAHA drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to he... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for OMAHA Motorists

September 25, 2022

OMAHA residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the fir... More

Stay Safe in OMAHA by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

September 18, 2022

We don't want to think about it, but each OMAHA resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with NE rescue workers. Rescue workers and OMAHA police are well aware of this difficulty... More