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Q: Tire tire popped and both sensors are bad. Now jerking to the right and wheel won't drive straight

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Hi my mom and I just purchased a car 2008 Sebring and the front left tire already poped on the freeway and both censors were bad, put two new tires on the front and the back were new, then it started jerking to the right when u let go of the wheel and would not drive straight .... Now when I drive it, I hit the gas and the whole car jerks. I have a 5 year warrinty for the car. Why am I dealing with this ? Is it just a simple alignment, a spark plug, a trans filter. I have a feeling that if this car is jerking that it is going to need service very soon and I'm 8 months pregnant and can not be broken down on the highway again .

My car has 11600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. Anytime you have new tires instal...

Hi there. Anytime you have new tires installed, especially on the front end, it’s important to have the front end suspension aligned. This should be completed at a professional suspension alignment shop. As they have the right computer equipment to ensure the front end suspension is properly aligned. The alignment will also allow them to inspect the actual suspension components to see if they are damaged and need to be replaced. Usually the pulling issue is caused by suspension alignment.

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