Causes of side pulling

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It does not matter what kind of car you drive and what style of driving you advocate, whether you have had your driver’s license for thirty years or have just received your “plastic”. All drivers agree on one thing – the grip of the car and control over the vehicle is the basis of safety on the road, which, although often taken for granted, is not a guarantee. Here’s a look at what can cause a car to lose stability while driving and pull sideways, and how to remedy it

Inadequate tyres

Tires are the lifeblood of your car, they are what keep it running smoothly. The key to safe, economical and stable driving, are the right tires. Unfortunately, if the tires on the wheels is already “bald”, or the tread is too shallow, the driver can very easily lose control of the car. It can be said that on such tires, the car almost slides on the road surface. This can cause the vehicle to pull in different directions, unintended by the driver. This is a huge danger on the road. Not only does the car “drive like it wants to”, but the braking distance on such tires increases by several meters. In addition to changing tires from summer to winter and vice versa, change your tires regularly to check that the rubber is still usable. If you notice any irregularities, take action and buy new tires, for example at

Incorrect tire pressure

For a car to run exactly as the driver tells it to, the tire pressure must be equal. If there is any irregularity in this area, the car will immediately begin to slide to the side where the tire pressure is different from the rest. Too high pressure can increase the risk of tire bursting, which is extremely dangerous, while too low, on the other hand, increases the car’s combustion. So not only is it a problem of safety and control over the car’s trajectory, but it also puts more strain on your wallet. Since gasoline prices are not decreasing, it is worth ensuring that your tires have the right pressure. A burst tire, especially while driving, is virtually certain to cause a collision, because at that point, you immediately lose control of your vehicle, or it could even explode and tear the tire to shreds

Misalignment and wheel alignment

While you can easily fix the previous problems on your own or with the help of a tyre specialist, you won’t be able to correct these two problems on your own. If you have a problem with the car pulling sideways, you need to visit a garage. Only professional mechanics have the right equipment to fix these faults. A well-balanced car will keep its course and will not deviate from it if the driver does not make the appropriate maneuver. The same goes for wheel alignment, if something is wrong, you will feel it right away. Believe me, it’s hard not to realize that there is something wrong with the wheels of your car

Driving a car is fun and comfortable, but it’s also a big responsibility. As a driver, you care about the comfort and safety of yourself, your passengers, and other road users and traffic participants. One of your responsibilities as a driver is to make sure that your vehicle is in good working order. Any irregularities, including the car pulling sideways while driving, must be checked by a mechanic and repaired immediately

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