The car steering and suspension
systems of a car are not only important for safety reasons
but also enhances the comfort level of the vehicle.
The two systems are directly related to each other,
which is why they are always referred to together.
First lets look at the
car steering system. There are two basic types, standard
mechanical car steering and rack & pinion carsteering.
The standard mechanical car steering can be either power
assisted or non-power. Rack & pinion is almost always
power assisted although there are rare cases where it
Standard mechanical car
steering uses a series of links and arms to insure both
wheels turn in the same direction at the same time.
It hasn't changed much in all the years it's been used
and is quite simple.
Basically this is how
it works; the steering wheel is connected to the car
steering box through the steering column. The car steering
box turns the rotation of the steering wheel 90 degrees
and, in the case of power steering, uses high-pressure
fluid to help actuate the car steering.