Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steering wheel not returning to center

asked by on

My steering wheel does not return fully to center after turning.

A: Hello. I believe the issue you are having i...

Hello. I believe the issue you are having is an alignment related problem. The things that affect steering wheel position are alignment angles and tie rods. The tie rods control the position of the toe alignment which controls the position of the steering wheel. The caster of the alignment affects the steering wheel return or center. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, evaluate the steering components such as tie rod wear.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What causes the passenger side wheel to wobble as if loose when braking?

It is possible that you may have a lug nut loose. However, if this were the case, the wheel would wobble at all speeds and not just when braking. This may be more likely related to a warped brake rotor....

Q: I have a 2011 Hyundai sonata and the key is stuck in the acc position and will not turn off. I can start the car but I can't turn

Hello, thank you for writing in. When the key will not turn to the "Off" position, typically that will mean that you have an issue with you neutral safety switch. This safety feature limits your ability to turn the key...

Q: How do I adjust the security relock timer?

For security purposes, your car will relock if you unlock it but never open the door. For instance, if you unlock your vehicle with the keyless remote and then change your mind and go back inside without remembering to lock...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.