Why Does My Vehicle Pull to the Left or Right While Driving?

Is your car drifting or pulling to the left or right when you're trying to drive straight? Don't worry, you're not alone! We've all experienced that frustrating tug on the steering wheel.

But why does it happen? In this article, we break down the common reasons behind this steering issue. From tire problems to alignment issues and more, we'll help you understand what might be causing your car to pull to the left.

Several factors could cause your vehicle to pull to the left or right while driving:

Tire Issues: Uneven tire pressure, uneven tire wear, or a damaged tire can cause your vehicle to pull to one side.

Wheel Alignment: Misaligned wheels can lead to uneven tire wear and cause your vehicle to pull to the side.

Brake Problems: Uneven braking or sticking calipers on one side can cause your vehicle to pull to the side when braking.

Suspension Issues: Worn-out suspension components or a misaligned suspension can affect the vehicle's handling and cause pulling.

Steering Components: Worn-out or damaged steering components, such as tie rods or steering linkage, can cause your vehicle to pull to one side.

Road Conditions: Uneven road surfaces or road crowning can also contribute to the sensation of pulling.

To determine the exact cause of your vehicle pulling to the left, it's best to have one of our qualified mechanics inspect your vehicle's tires, alignment, brakes, suspension, and steering components. They can identify any issues and recommend the appropriate repairs to restore proper vehicle handling.Call 613-836-6136 and set up an appointment to diagnose the issue for you and make repairs.

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