Ever seen this power steering dashboard light?

power-steering-warning-lightThere are a number of dashboard warning lights that can pop on at any minute. Everyone knows what the oil light and battery light are for, but a lot of them require pulling out the owners’ manual. In the coming months, we are going to take a look at different lights and what they stand for to help make it a little clearer.

This light, a steering wheel and exclamation point, indicates that your vehicle’s power steering fluid levels are low or that there is a fault in the system. The steering wheel looks slightly different depending on the model of car or truck.

If the light turns on, the fluid levels need to be checked and topped up if low. If the light remains illuminated after the fluid is filled or comes back on down the road, then the vehicle needs to be inspected by a technician.

If the power steering fails, you can still drive your car or truck, but it will be significantly harder to steer.

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