I have a 1997 BMW 318ti.

I'm concerned my power steering fluid is low and am curious about when I would want to top it off.

  • Is there a certain amount of mileage where I should check it?
  • Do I check it after it has cooled or when it's hot?
  • How do I know when to top it off?
  • Is the measuring stick underneath the fluid cap the correct way to measure it?

The cap of the power steering fluid bottle has a built in dip-stick which shows minimum and maximum levels. If the fluid is below the minimum mark of this dip-stick, it's time to add fluid.

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