- This topic has 8 replies, 4 participants, and was last updated May 5, 2019 at 10:56 pm by Tom Marron.
April 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm
I always seem to have a few things going on with my car… (Scott C. would go so far as to say it might be a little cursed.)
Anyway, the most recent item is that upon rotating off my winter wheels / tires, and rotating on my summer tires, my ride is now “weird”. The car is pulling to the left…. more pronounced at low speeds (if I loosen my grip on the steering wheel, the car will want to go over into the oncoming lane). It also feels a little squirrely on the highway, pulling around rather than rolling straight… almost like I’m driving on ice. It also shakes a bit more than usual at certain highway speeds. The ride was much more behaved when I still had the snow tires on.
I’ve not done an alignment since I’ve owned the car (2 years), and am also probably down to my last summer with these tires (came with the car.) I did have to tap on one of the front wheels with a rubber mallet once or twice to get it to pop apart from the rotor when changing them out, but didn’t think that would be enough to mess up the alignment. I checked the pressures… I’m at about 27 or 28 lb. all around, which is where I normally keep it.
When I have a chance, I’m going to try rotating the wheels around to see what changes. I’m guessing I either have a tire going bad, or I just need an alignment. Thoughts?
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