How To Improve Steering Response?
Published On 07-Jun-2016
Steering response is the sensitivity that the tyres have, to the vehicle's steering. In other words, the time required for the turning to be processed to the radials, and for the vehicle to actually turn, is the steering response. In order to tighten the steering and to bring a quicker response, there are ways that everyone could adhere to, to bring a better steering to their cars. These are quick and easy to follow guides, and it is important to remember that they can by enforced by anyone.
An important feature that affects the steering maneuverability, is the alignment of the wheels. The tyres need to have the right alignment, in order for the best performance and control to be brought out of them. If the alignment is off, then the control that the tyres would have otherwise offered suffers. As a result, the steering response is also brought down. As a result, in order to tap into the most of the tyres that adorn the wheels, the alignment needs to be checked and kept in order always.
2) Uneven wear
This is a feature that affects most cars, and yet, the drivers do not know or pay heed to it. The tyres that the wheels wear are meant to be of uniform wear. In other words, the amount of deterioration that they undergo must be the same, for if it is not, then irregularities begin creeping up into the vehicle's control. An uneven wear brings a deterioration in the vehicle's overall performance, as the lack of uniform wear presents as a hindrance to the drive stability. This also affects the steering, making for looser and less controlled steering for the driver. As a result, it is important to ensure that the wear that the tyres go through is uniform, and uneven deterioration is not allowed.
In order to bring a uniform wear and prevent non-uniform wear, you can take up rotation of the tyres as a technique. In other words, changing the tyres at the front and the rear helps bring down the uneven wear. This helps because the front wheels are prone to undergoing heavier wear than the rear ones and, as a result, the uneven wear that exists comes from not changing the tyres from the front and rear hinders overall balance.
Rotating tyres regularly, and keeping down the uneven wear, helps to bring a better steering response.
3) Air pressure
The inflation level of the tyres should be appropriate and upto mark. If this is not so, then the control of the vehicle is compromised, and so is the steering. With a proper inflation level, the tyres are able to perform the labor of carrying the vehicle smoothly. When the inflation is below mark, the ability of the tyres to bear the weight of the vehicle suffers and, as a result, the vehicle handles poorly. With a lower air pressure, extra burden is borne by the tyres to keep the motion of the vehicle. As a result, the overall controlling ability of the car deteriorates. The steering response is degraded, as a result, and the steering loosens.
Therefore, in order to bring the best steering and control, the air pressure of the radials must be proper. This, in the end, guards the overall performance and makes for far better control over the vehicle and tighter steering as well.
4) Tread Profile
The steering maneuverability is most affected by the tread type that the tyre has. If the tread is sophisticated in its make, ensuring that the best of its features are achieved, then the steering is also top grade. If the tread type is meant for lower steering response, then the control suffers as a result. This, however, is a feature that cannot be changed without changing the tyre. As a result, if the car suffers from weak steering because the tyre's type itself is made with a weak response, then the only option would be to change the tyres.
Buying premium tyres with a far more precise response is a way to seal the best control, and the tightest steering.