How power assisted steering takes the strain out of driving
Before the invention of power assisted steering, a three-point turn took a tremendous amount of time and effort.
Changing the direction of the wheels, tyres, brake discs, pads and framework used to leave many drivers with a repetitive strain injury, however this modern day car essential allows even the heaviest of trucks to be manoeuvred with speed and minimal exertion.
Watch this detailed video to discover the origins of power assisted steering and how it works within a modern vehicle…
Interested in vehicles of all shapes and sizes? Check out Issue 69 of How It Works magazine , which features the most advanced fighter jet and the most powerful speedboat! Order it in print, download it onto your digital device or subscribe today to ensure you never miss an issue!
Plus, take a look at:
Interview with Top Gear’s Richard Hammond