Located in Springfield,
Missouri on historic Route 66, Power Steering Services was incorporated in
1995. The company is owned and operated by Chip Woyner, a
long-time car enthusiast and musclecar owner.
After a 20+year career as a Firefighter, Paramedic and
EMS administrator, Chip Woyner decided to leave the service industry
and travel a different road. Building on his favorite past
times of restoring old cars and trucks, Chip built a new business
around restoration. As a young man, he loved automobiles and
what made them work. Being a Machinist Mate in the
United States Navy gave him the basis for this mechanical education,
graduating from Greer Automotive Tech Institute. Chip has
incorporated his love for old cars with his management abilities to
develop a unique restorative service for classic car enthusiasts.
As new technology emerged in the auto industry, more muscle car
owners expressed the desire to have their old cars drive and handle
like their newer vehicles, without costly major changes to the car's
original engineering. Chip's first challenge was to his own
1969 Oldsmobile 442. The slow 24:1 constant ratio gearbox
seemed to take all day to go from lock-to-lock and was the
inspiration for the fast-ratio steering conversion. Today, Chip has rebuilt & restored hundreds of steering
gears both power steering and manual. As a small rebuilder and remanufacturer of
power and manual steering gearboxes and power steering pumps for
cars and light trucks as well as classics and specialty vehicles
like postal Jeeps, airport tugs, Fords, AMC's & Dodge trucks.
"Fast Ratio" conversions are a large part of the business,
converting Saginaw & Delphi power steering gearboxes from the old
24:1 ratio or 16/13:1 variable ratio (4+ turns lock to lock) to
12.7:1 constant ratio (3 turns or less lock to lock). Regular
complete rebuilds with no ratio changes are also available for cars,
trucks and specialty vehicles.
Chip has dedicated himself to high standards and excellence in
rebuilding products back to factory specifications and beyond.
His limited lifetime warranty attests to his attitude of "I only want to
rebuild it once." He works on each unit as though it
were going on his car. And being a former paramedic, he is
always aware that someone's life may depend on that gearbox!
You can feel confident that your steering needs will be handled
quickly, professionally and at a competitive price. Chip's commitment to quality workmanship has made
Power Steering Services one of the premier choices among car
enthusiasts for standard rebuilds and fast ratio conversions.