When driving the last thing you want is to do is have to hold your steering wheel in place because your car pulls to the right or left. Not only is this frustrating, it's dangerous. What’s the cause of this? Like most auto problems, this can be from a variety of issues. An alignment may appear to be the most common fix, but that’s not always the case. Alignments keep your tires even with one another and the ground. A misaligned wheel can cause your vehicle to pull. If your vehicle goes between pulling to the left and the right then most likely a misaligned vehicle isn’t the issue. Another common reason for vehicle pull is uneven air pressure in your tires. If the pressure on one side of the vehicle is over or under inflated, this can cause your vehicle to pull to the right or left. Abnormal tire wear is a result of a misaligned vehicle. This difference is what causes the pull.

It's important to keep in mind when and where your car pulls. Does it pull when braking? What about when you accelerate? Some roads are even built intentionally uneven. This goes to show that there can be almost countless factors that can determine how your car handles. If you experience pulling on your steering wheel, its best to take your car to a certified ASE mechanics so you can get the proper diagnosis.

Written by Ferber's Automotive & Body Shop