When Power Steering Fluid is new, it is generally a translucent red or, clear, but turns dark with age and heat. Normal driving ultimately causes power steering fluid to be affected by heat, friction and electrochemical degradation. Hard turns create high pressures and can cause more damage to the fluid. Power Steering problems contributed to contaminated fluid can include leaks, steering noises, stiff steering or hard turning after you first start your car. Dark power steering fluid will also cause premature wear on your power steering components.
We recommend having a power steering flush done every 30,000 miles / 3 years.
This flush will help prevent costly repairs for expensive steering components.