Q: my steering wheel pulls to the right and vibrates could it mean i need a inner tie rod or just balancing

asked by on January 24, 2018

My steering wheel pulls to the right and shakes when driving

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Adrezona. Thanks for contacting us today. When a car pulls to one side, there are two possible reasons. First and most common, the front suspension is out of alignment or second, the tire has what’s known as a radial pull. This occurs when an inner belt has slipped or been damaged - in most cases due to impact with curbs or potholes. The best way to test the theory of a slipped belt is to have the front tires rotated from front to back. If the car continues to pull to the same side, it’s suspension.

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