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The power steering in your car or light truck is achieved through hydraulic pumps, connecting lines, hoses, belts, and hydraulic fluid. Some cars have an older style gear box power-assisted steering system. Some newer cars have electric power assisted steering. Regardless of the power steering equipment that is installed in your car or light truck, it must be inspected and maintained on a regular basis to keep you and your passengers safe.
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Today, there are two basic types of steering systems: 1) standard mechanical (reciprocating ball) steering and 2) rack and pinion steering. The standard mechanical steering can be either power-assisted or non-power. Rack and pinion is almost always power-assisted, although there are rare cases where it is not.
Unfortunately, the suspension is often taken for granted – but it supports the entire weight of your vehicle. Suspensions are more than just about a smooth ride. A worn out suspension affects your ability to control the car, especially when stopping or turning, and can affect performance at different speeds. Pay attention to how your car handles, sounds it makes, and have problems checked immediately as they come up.
We all know that steering is one of the staples of every vehicle and with that we all need our steering to work 100% of the time. At Meadowland Of Carmel we can check your power steering fluid and your steering mechanics to ensure they’re working properly. Without the correct maintenance your steering can get tough to use or go out of alignment. Meadowland Of Carmel in Carmel, NY has the experienced technicians who can check your car or truck from top to bottom.
With integrated electronics, our power steering system features a small brushless electric motor that enables effortless handling of the steering wheel compared to hydraulic systems. Thus, our system can be utilized for autonomous driving functions such as parking assist through automated steering. The steering system features multiple sensors and drive circuits, resulting in a redundant design that prevents total loss of steering in the event of breakdown.
The Milito’s Difference
Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago, IL can help ensure your safety by keeping your suspension system ready for every bump along the road. Front and rear suspension components absorb energy while in motion and helps your tires stay planted firmly on the road while going over rough terrain.
Vibrating steering wheel? Hard to turn? Is it time to get your suspension system checked?
The system allows a driver to use only light forces to steer a heavy car. The rim of a 15 in. (380 mm) diameter steering wheel moving four turns from full left lock to full right lock travels nearly 16 ft (5 m), while the edge of a road wheel moves a distance of only slightly more than 12 in. (300 mm). If the driver swivelled the road wheel directly, he or she would have to push nearly 16 times as hard.
Suspension and Steering – By Numbers
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