Gatorade packages itself as giving more benefits than regular water. What they’re trying to project is that they add more “juice” to your body than water by giving it added minerals and extra energy, with its effect lasting longer than your regular H20. Well that works with your steering wheel as well (figuratively folks). Your car’s steering wheel is one of the auto parts that have been upgraded over the years. One of the upgrade it has been given is “power steering.” It makes steering vehicles with this feature easier. It limits you from using too much power. But just like us humans, this auto part runs out of “juice” due to constant use and needs to be refilled with power steering fluid. It’s actually not that hard. It’s pretty much like drinking Gatorade. The only difference is that you’re filling up your car, not your body. Check out the steps below on how to properly juice up your wheel.
- Open the hood of your car and locate the reservoir containing your power steering fluid. It can be located either in the passenger or driver’s seat. Oh and some have the word “steering” on top. Lucky are those who have that in their car.
- Some reservoirs called “opaque reservoirs” allow you to check the fluid level without having to open it. If you’re lucky (again) enough to have this in your car, then all you have to do is to check the levels using the markings indicated in the container and you’re done. You can now proceed to refill your reservoir. If not, then proceed to step three.
- If you’re one of those unlucky enough not to have an opaque reservoir, don’t jump over the cliff yet. Start things off by removing the cap of your reservoir to check the level. Clean it up before removing it. Most caps have a dipstick attached to it. Use that to check the level of your steering fluid.
- Once you’ve done that and determined that the fluid level is low, it’s time to add your fluid (steering fluid, not your fluid). Add an ample amount until it hits the “Max” or “Full” mark that matches your engine’s temperature. Then close the cap (I know, pretty obvious. Just making sure you don’t forget).
And that’s it. Easy as 1, 2, 3 right? Yeah I thought so too. Now in case you’re wondering where to get this power steering fluid, most auto shops that sell auto parts and discount auto parts sell these. Just drop by their place and get one.