Can I drive my car with power steering failure?

I have a 1994 Daimler Double Six (X305) with a serious power steering leak. I have booked it into a specialist garage but will it still be drivable with no power steering? The garage is 12 miles away.

Asked on 15 July 2021 by Phil Cheetham

Answered by Dan Powell
I would argue that this is a very bad idea. The fluid acts as a lubricant for the power steering pump and driving the car without this vital component will quickly create friction and heat in the pump, which could then result in costly damage to the engine (depending on how spectacular the pump failure is). Arrange for the car to be trailered to the garage or organise a home visit. Do not drive it.
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