Your original steering wheel probably doesn't stand out compared to what else comes standard from your manufacturer. However, though we all know what steering wheels do, how they work isn't as obvious. It's straightforward, though. Turn yours, and your car, truck, or SUV responds like the best of vehicles, turning its wheels and tires accordingly.
What's more complex is how a steering wheel works with a steering system. In short, many auto parts work together, transmitting rotary steering wheel motion down your steering shaft. When it reaches your wheels, they turn back and forth, left to right, and back again, as do your tires. If your vehicle has rack-and-pinion steering, turning your steering wheel changes rotation into linear motion. That means smaller spins move your wheels more precisely. If you have power steering (also called power-assisted steering), a pump or an electric motor joins the process, reducing turning effort even further. Whatever system you've got, your factory steering wheel drives it all.
Genuine OEM Steering Wheels Perform Best
Planning a replacement or upgrade? You'll find styles and wraps galore for sale these days, but your OEM is your best choice for a guaranteed fit. That's because your manufacturer already makes its steering wheels specifically for its models. Our auto parts store carries the one you're looking for. Check out our selection and buy online now!
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