Have you ever heard of Dry Steering? If you haven’t, don’t worry. A lot of people don’t know what this is. But it’s good to learn about dry steering while driving your car for several reasons.
Most importantly, it can save you time, money, and hassle.
So what is dry steering while driving anyway? This means you are turning the steering wheel with the vehicle completely stationary.
This can strain your power steering system. For example, the rack and pinion, pump, tie rods, bearings.
It can also prematurely wear your tires.
Being nice to your tires is highly recommended, since they’re the only things keeping you in contact with the pavement.
In addition, cost and safety issues are a real thing. You could be grinding rocks into your tread, which could then go flying at high speeds.
Avoiding dry steering is fairly easy with some practice.
Simply make sure the vehicle is moving – if even at an incredibly slow speed – while you’re turning the steering wheel.
Hey, I’m Carmen, a being from Earth who has loved cars & driving for many moons. I became an ICBC GLP (graduated licensing program) driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, Canada. The beautiful ‘North Shore’ was such a dream location. I’ve been working on this here website since 2012 when I created it.