Why Does My Car Pull to the Right?

Why Does My Car Pull to the Right? | Fox Run Auto

Have you ever experienced the frustrating sensation of your car inexplicably drifting to the right or the left while you're driving? It's not just an annoyance – it can be a safety concern. We'll explain the reasons behind this perplexing phenomenon. Buckle up, and let's explore why your car might be pulling to the right.

What is Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment refers to the angle and direction at which your tires are set. Proper alignment ensures that your vehicle drives straight and handles properly, optimizing tire performance and extending the lifespan of your tires.

Effects of Poor Alignment

When your wheels are out of alignment, it can lead to various issues, including uneven tire wear, decreased fuel efficiency, and, you guessed it, pulling to one side.

Causes of One Side Pull

  • Uneven Tire Pressure: One common culprit behind a car pulling to the right is uneven tire pressure. If one tire has significantly lower pressure than the others, it can cause the car to veer in that direction.
  • Misaligned Wheels: Wheel misalignment occurs when the angles of the wheels deviate from the manufacturer's specifications. This can happen due to hitting potholes, curbs, or other obstacles.
  • Worn Suspension Components:Your car's suspension system plays a crucial role in maintaining stability and control. Worn or damaged suspension components, such as struts, shocks, or control arms, can cause the vehicle to pull to one side.
  • Brake Issues: Issues with the brakes, such as uneven brake pad wear or a stuck caliper, can also lead to pulling to the right when braking.

How to Diagnose the Problem

If your car is pulling to the right or the left, it's necessary to diagnose the root cause promptly. Visually inspect your tires for uneven wear and check the tire pressure. You can also take your vehicle to Fox Run Auto for a comprehensive inspection.

Seeking Professional Help

While some may attempt to address alignment issues themselves, it's best to leave it to professionals. A qualified technician at our shop can use specialized equipment to precisely align your wheels and diagnose any underlying issues.

Ready to put an end to that pesky rightward or leftward pull? Visit Fox Run Auto today for expert wheel alignment services that'll have you driving straight and smooth in no time.

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