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Dry steering is the act of turning the steering wheel of a vehicle while the vehicle is stationary.

This action can be exceptionally difficult in the absence of power-assisted steering. In most[clarification needed] modern cars the steering components are sturdy enough to handle dry steering without taking damage.


  • Keith Lane (2002). Automotive A-Z: Lane's Complete Dictionary of Automotive Terms. Veloce Publishing Ltd. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-903706-40-4.