Feb 28, 2023
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Power steering is a mechanical device that reduces the human’s effort of turning the steering, turning the vehicle and reduces the driver’s effort required for steering to turn the steering wheel. The Four Final year students of the 

Diploma in Automobile Engineering (2019-22 Batch) have taken great efforts to make a model of this power Steering and tested it in the existing vehicle (Maruti Omni) in Elumalai Polytechnic College Automobile Lab. It worked well.

This power steering unit is located at the lower end of the steering column in place of the usual conventional steering gear. It is connected by two oil lines to the hydraulic pump mounted on the generator. The pump with a relief valve avoids excessive oil pressures. The work was appreciated by the Management, Principal and HODs of Elumalai Polytechnic College.

Power Steering Model in Elumalai Polytechnic College Automobile Lab.

Advantages of Power Steering

  • It prevents the wheel from transferring the loading to the steering column.
  • Power steering reduces driver fatigue.
  • It lowers the input torque and continuous steering function.
  •  In power steering, the oil output is directly proportional to steer speed.

Disadvantages of Power Steering

  •  The design of the power steering is complicated.
  • Power steering is more costly than the manual steering
  • It has a fluid leakage problem.


In vehicles, a power steering system helps operators to steer the vehicle by increasing the steering force required to turn the steering wheel, making it easier for the vehicle to turn or move.

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