The hydraulic system (power steering system) is the most powerful system in use on motor vehicles. The hydraulic pressure is usually provided by a gear or rotary vane pump driven by the vehicle’s engine. A double-acting hydraulic cylinder applies force to the steering gear which applies torque to the steering axis of the wheels. The flow to the cylinder is controlled by valves operated by the steering wheel and the more torque the driver applies to the steering wheel and the shaft, the more fluid the valves allow through the cylinder and more force is applied to steer the wheels in the appropriate direction. This is the typical power steering on most cars and is serviced by Guy’s Automotive.
At Guy’s Automotive, we also service the Servotronic power steering system which offers true speed-dependent power steering. The amount of assist depends on road speed and provides even more comfort for the driver. The amount of power assist is greatest at low speeds or when parking the car. At higher speeds, an electronic sensing system gradually reduces the level of power assist. In this way the driver can control the car better than with conventional power steering. Servotronic is used by a number of automakers including Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
If you have a power steering problem like a funny noise, leak, or weak to no power steering, call Guy’s Automotive and make an appointment to have your power steering system looked at. We can fix or replace all components like power steering pumps, rack n pinion or steering box, power steering hoses or the power steering pump. We have the tools, knowledge and experience to work on your power steering.
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