I recently took my car to have its annual safety inspection, which it passed. As usual, various optional services were recommended, including flushing and replacing the power steering fluid. The technician showed me a sample of the fluid from my car, which looked dark carmel color, and a sample of new fluid which looked light pink.
The car is 8 years old, but has only 42,000 miles on it. Is it time to service the power steering fluid? And, is this a DIY project?