Dry Steering While Driving Your Car

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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.

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  1. I have to agree. Many instructors out there are telling students dry steering is perfectly alright. What those instructors are telling me is that they don’t know much about how cars work.
    I tell my students how and why it is hard on the car, also how it leads to major inaccuracy in steering while parking because power steering makes it so easy to oversteer. I point out to them that if they steer rapidly while the car is moving ve-e-e-ery slowly they will see the result of their steering action and know when to either stop or start moving the wheel in the other direction for a quicker and more efficient park…

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