power steering


Definition of power steering

: an automotive steering system with engine power used to amplify the torque applied at the steering wheel by the driver

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Recent Examples on the Web The rear suspension also is new, as is variable ratio power steering. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Acura’s sleek and sporty 2022 MDX gets luxury brand’s SUV back on track," 6 Feb. 2021 What held that Si back was a lack of soul and driver involvement owing to dull electric power steering and wimpy all-season tires. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2006 Honda Civic Si vs. Volkswagen GTI," 18 Nov. 2020 At one point in time, power steering was considered antithetical to true drivers. Jay Leno, WSJ, "Jay Leno on How Driving Changed in 2020—and How It Will Change Even More," 12 Dec. 2020 Loss of power steering and power brakes because of engine problems resonated with jurors in multiple cases, not just Margeson's, Altman said. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Appeals court: Ford committed fraud by selling defective Super Duty trucks," 13 Oct. 2020 Porsche has also revised the electronic power steering's assist map to add more effort just off center when the car is at speed. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Supersedes the Panamera Turbo," 22 Sep. 2020 All three manufacturers offer power steering and braking. Murray Rubenstein, Popular Mechanics, "The Jeep Is Dead, Long Live the HMMWV," 21 Oct. 2020 But the following repairs have been suggested: Replace the power steering reservoir, which is leaking, and flush the system. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Try getting a second opinion — and a new mechanic," 27 Sep. 2020 Replacing the power steering reservoir and flushing it out should cost a few hundred dollars. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Try getting a second opinion — and a new mechanic," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of power steering

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Power steering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20steering. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of power steering

: a steering system in cars that uses power from the engine to make it easier to turn the steering wheel

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