Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering, Mercedes C250

asked by on

I have brought a c250 CDi Mercedes the question I have been told new cars a fitted with new trype off power steering. When I'm driving slow the power steering is very light. But when I pick up speed it starts to tighten up.But it's doesn't feel like when the power steering goes all hard is this a new type of power steering

Many vehicles have adaptive power steering. It is speed sensitive, so that when in a parking lot at slow speeds, you get the maximum amount of help turning the wheels. When at highway or cruising speeds, the system reduces the amount of help to give the driver more feeling of the car and road. If you do not like the way the steering reacts, you may be able to have the dealer set the parameters differently through their factory scan tool.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a MB WDB2011281F343389-0 and I know it: It would be advantageous to place an intercooler and how to get a design for this?

Admittedly, the 190D is not a big performer, so it's understandable that you would want to do something to improve the power, but I don't think there is much out there for that car. If you are determined, however, there...

Q: How does power steering affect a car’s handling?

When considering the effects of power steering on a vehicle's handling it is important to realize that there are several types of power steering systems used in today's automobiles. While most vehicles in the past used a type of steering...

Q: Engine Light comes on and car wont accelerate

What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...