LESTEIRO AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
General Diagnosis and Repair
4824 N Hale Ave. Tampa, FL 33614
The basic aim of steering is to ensure that the wheels are pointing in the desired directions.
This is typically achieved by a series of linkages, rods, pivots and gears. One of the fundamental concepts is that of caster angle -each wheel is steered with a pivot point ahead of the wheel; this makes the steering tend to be self-centering towards the direction of travel.
The steering linkages connecting the steering box and the wheels usually conforms to a variation of Ackermann steering geometry, to account for the fact that in a turn, the inner wheel is actutally traveling a path of smaller radius than the outer wheel, so that the degree of toe suitable for driving in a straight path is not suitable for turns. The angle the wheels make with the vertical plane also influences steering dynamics as do the tires.
The key components we replace or repair are:
- Steering column and components
- Power steering pump
- Power steering lines
- Rack and pinion
- Tie rod ends
MON - FRI 8:00AM TO 5:30PM
4824 N Hale Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 Phone (813) 965-4812