Steering

direccion1Steering refers to the collection of elements that transmit the turning of the sterring wheel to the wheels. These elements must convey the turn smoothly, precisely and silently. The main elements of steering are: axle, rack, arm and ball joints. The steering axle is the element that joins the steering wheel to the rack. It is usually articulated by a steering shaft.

The steering rack transmits movement to the wheels through a series of pinions. Although this is the most used system in road vehicles, there is another type called a steering box which is used more in industrial vehicles and 4×4s.

The steering arm is the axle that joins the rack to the ball joint. This axle is usually where the parallelism of the front wheels is adjusted.

The steering ball joint is the final element that joins the arm to the wheel; it is articulated and enables steering movements and suspension. Usually the ball joint is the part that wears down the worst of all the steering components.
Steering can be mechanical or power steering; in the mechanical, the driver makes all the effort for the wheels to turn, and in power steering the turn is assisted by a hydraulic or electric system that helps the driver by “pushing” the steering to the side we wish to turn to; currently all road vehicles include this type of steering.

We have original spare parts such as racks, joints, wheel bearings, power steering pumps, transmissions, CV joints, flex discs, transmission and steering bellows and transmission supports by the best manufacturers.

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