A power steering filter is used in hydraulic power steering systems. The filter makes sure that the fluid running through the system is clean. However, over time dust along with rust can get stuck in the filter which then requires that it be changed right away. A bad or clogged power steering filter can cause an array of problems including the fact that the power steering can stop working, the steering may become hard, or you’ll hear a grinding noise. That said replacing the filter is incredibly straightforward and cheap in most vehicle brands.
If you own an older vehicle i.e. more than five years old, it would be a good idea to replace the filter every four to eight months. Some people get the power steering filter changed whenever they get the oil changed. However, if you have recently changed the filter but still having problems with your power steering get it examined by a certified mechanic. At times there may be another issue which is causing the filter to get clogged.
Buying a power steering filter is relatively inexpensive. However, it is important that you buy the right filter for your vehicle. We currently sell an array of filters by leading brands such as Mann-Filter, Vaico, and many others. But always search our website via your filter’s part number for the right one. If you’re still not sure which filter to buy then get in touch with us over the phone or via email.