Q: When cold and starting to drive, the steering is difficult to turn. Becomes normal after 20-50 yards driving.

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Hopefully its a worn belt or tensioner?
Should I contact for an evaluation first or just schedule a repair?

My car has 144000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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