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Why Is My Steering Wheel Locking Up While Driving?

Why Is My Steering Wheel Locking Up While Driving?

A locked steering wheel on your automobile is an alarming problem, especially when you're in the middle of driving. While it's not as common, it is a serious issue that can put you in grave danger. No matter what the cause may be, it's essential to know that you need to take safety precautions if it happens to you. Whenever you catch any vehicle problem mid-drive, your first instinct is to pull over to a safe location for a closer look and/or to call for assistance.   Causes of Steering Wheel Lock-Ups (While Diving) Sharp, Frequent Turns If you often take turns quickly and abruptly, this may provoke your car's transmission and engine to break down, locking your steering wheel. If this were the case, it usually fixes itself shortly after, so try not to panic. Moving forward, you should practice safer handling, such as taking your turns slowly to avoid this from happening. Power Steering Failure Your power steering is what enables you to turn your car in multip ... read more

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