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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The Hellcat Widebody gets standard electric power steering with selectable tuning for optimum handling and acceleration. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Demon Jr.: Challenger Hellcat Widebody's bigger tires pay big track dividends," 16 Apr. 2018 The 1959’s 302 engine and C4 transmission come from a 1973 Ford Mustang, which Moore installed in the early 1980s, and the 1976 AMC Pacer front end helps update the F-series panel truck with power steering and disc brakes. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Patriotic Ford panel truck shines at Independence Day parades," 30 June 2018 A few weeks before that, Tesla recalled 123,000 Model S sedans built before April 2016, over concerns that bolts holding the power steering system together might fail. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Tesla Ramps Up Model 3 Production and Predicts Profits This Fall," 2 May 2018 As on the standard Sonatas, the hybrid and plug-in hybrid have also received a stiffer suspension and retuned power steering. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Play Catch-Up," 8 Feb. 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Caballero said the truck's power steering was out, ABC 4 reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "He confronted a family over disabled truck at campsite, video shows. Now he's fired.," 1 June 2018 Should the bolts break, the driver would still be able to steer the car, but without the assistance that power steering usually provides. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tesla issues Model S recall over corroding bolts," 29 Mar. 2018 The Peacock Blue and Colonial White Fairlane has old-school, non-power steering and brakes. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "A Pair Of ‘50s Characters For Manchester Car Show," 4 Aug. 2017 Modern staples such as air conditioning, power steering, anti-lock brakes, and even airbags are available. Devin Holody, Ars Technica, "A beginner’s guide to the world of weird and wonderful Japanese import cars," 26 Apr. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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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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