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The steering system is one of the important control system in a vehicle. Important function of the steering system in an automotive is to convert the rotary movement of the steering wheel into angular turn of the front wheels. The steering system also absorbs a large part of the road shocks, thus preventing them from being transmitted to the driver.

Automobile Steering system

The steering of a four wheeled vehicle is arranged so that the front wheels will roll truly without any lateral slip. The front wheels are supported on front axle so that they can swing to the left or right for steering. This movement is produced by gearing and linkage between the steering wheel and the steering knuckle or wheel. The complete arrangement is called system. The steering system essentially consists of two elements a steering gear and steering linkage.

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