The steering assembly of a car might seem pretty straightforward: you turn the steering wheel and the car turns. However, there is an array of processes that occur in this simple action. First, one fact to know is that the wheels themselves are each turned at a different angle to help the car turn smoothly. Also most cars today come standard with power steering which assists in the turning process by minimizing the amount of turning needed to be made by the driver on the steering wheel by utilizing the hydraulic pressure of specialized power steering fluid.
When to Have Your Steering Assembly Checked
The steering system of your car is vital to the safety of you and your passengers so it pays dividends to have it up and running at optimal performance. You should have your steering checked at the first sign of discrepancy between your steering and the actual turning of your vehicle. Any squeaking that arises from your turning should also be checked sooner rather than later as it could be early signs of wearing on the system.
How We Can Help
At Tilden of Huntington we can give your steering system a full inspection. We will make sure that your wheels are following the correct turning pattern for smooth turning while you drive. We will check your power steering system as well as the power steering fluid to make sure everything is functional. We will also check to see that all components from the steering column, wheels, shocks and power pump are in optimal condition.