Weber Automotive, Inc. 28820 Lorain Rd.
M-F 8AM-6PM
Honest & Fair Isn't Everywhere,
But It's HERE!

What is a Steering System and Why is it Important?

Steering system in your car by Weber Automotive | North Olmsted, Ohio

What is a Steering System?

The steering system of your car is everything from the steering wheel to the steering shaft, rack and pinion (also known as the gearbox), all the way to the linkage which connects to the wheels themselves. 

The Parts of The Steering & Suspension System

  • Ball Joints
  • Bushings
  • Sway Bar Links
  • Center Links
  • Idler Arms/Pitman Arms
  • Rack and Pinion Units
  • Tie Rod Ends/Sleeves
  • CV Joints/Boots
  • CV Axle Half Shafts
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Struts/Cartridges

Steering Assist Mechanism

Almost every single car has a steering assist mechanism; some are hydraulic with a reservoir for power steering fluid, while others use an electric assist. The electric power steering assist is more common these days, which is good because you don't need that fluid, and there is less maintenance needed. 

What are Common Issues with a Steering System?

The most common issue you will see with a steering system is a linkage issue. The tie rod or rod end is that main linkage piece that helps you maneuver the vehicle. But when those tie rods wear down, it is harder to maintain proper alignment and eventually lose control of the steering.

If you are experiencing difficulty handling the steering in your car, it is important to get it checked out by a professional as soon as possible. It is dangerous for yourself and others on the road if you lose control of your vehicle due to a steering issue.


At Weber Automotive, you can schedule a service appointment online, and we can inspect and diagnose the issue. If you have any other questions, please contact us today.

Loading Form...
Most Recent

Tire Rotation, Balancing, and Alignments

Posted By Weber Automotive
July 19, 2021 Category: Tires

Keeping up with the proper tire maintenance, including rotation, balancing, and alignments, can help keep drivers safe, extend the life of the tires, and protect their

Car Air Conditioning Repair

Posted By Weber Automotive
July 13, 2021 Category: AC And Heating

AC is a great luxury to have in our vehicles during these hot summer months. However, the air conditioning system in your car is also an added safety

Why is Tire Pressure Important?

Posted By Weber Automotive
July 10, 2021 Category: Tires

As part of proper tire care, it is essential to keep an eye on your tire pressure to ensure they are always properly inflated. There are a lot of factors that can influence tire pressure and a lot of avoidable damage if they are properly maintained.

© , Weber Automotive, Inc. Powered by VirteomVirteom Logo