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Understanding your Car’s Steering & Power Steering!


When you learn to drive, the most difficult control to master is that of steering. Do you know there are some amazing physics and mechanisms beneath the steering wheel, which keeps the vehicle on the right track without any skidding of the wheels.via: Learn Engineering

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This video will demonstrate why we need such mechanisms for steering, and how they work. We will also understand the workings of power steering mechanisms.Watch the video by Learn Engineering for more info:

The working of a power steering system relies on the combined functioning of a number of mechanical parts.Power steering helps drivers steer a car and turn the wheels by augmenting steering with either hydraulic or electric actuators.


Most importantly, this allows you to turn the wheels of the car when the vehicle is stopped or moving slowly. Manual steering relies on physical effort and steering gear ratio alone to steer the vehicle.