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    I had 2 new tyres and a full geometry check done at vauxhall beginning of dec and everything had been fine.
    About a week ago the car had started to drift to the right, the faster the car is the worse it seems. Had a front wheel alignment done again today and they reported it to be fine. So I then check my front brakes and re greased the pad sliders and they also seem fine? Also had a quick nose at the bushes and they also seem fine?

    Anyone have another ideas?

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    No offence but vauxhall are rubbish at alignment in my experiance, go to somewhere on www.alignmycar.co.uk and they will sort it out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswell View Post
    No offence but vauxhall are rubbish at alignment in my experiance, go to somewhere on www.alignmycar.co.uk and they will sort it out for you.
    Alignmycar don't recommend or endorse the garages on their web site. It's merely a list of where they've supplied equipment, so you could still be in the hands of unskilled muppets who don't understand geometry set ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    I had 2 new tyres and a full geometry check done at vauxhall beginning of dec and everything had been fine.
    About a week ago the car had started to drift to the right, the faster the car is the worse it seems. Had a front wheel alignment done again today and they reported it to be fine. So I then check my front brakes and re greased the pad sliders and they also seem fine? Also had a quick nose at the bushes and they also seem fine?

    Anyone have another ideas?
    Front wheel alignment = very basic, very poor set up.

    Have a read of this and ask VX what they've actually done. http://www.wheels-inmotion.co.uk/tec...ignsystems.php.

    No wonder it still drifts if they've only done a basic set up. Have you hit any kerbs or pot holes since December last year that would have upset the alignment?

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    Just an up date

    Had a MOT centre check for brake inbalance and they said it's only 11% which is very good (MOT allows 25%)

    Suggested swopping wheels over so I change the left to right and right to left now it pulls to the left?
    So must be a tyre or alloy? Both same make, brought at same time 2 months ago, neither has signs of wear nor wobble/vibrate through steering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    Just an up date

    Had a MOT centre check for brake inbalance and they said it's only 11% which is very good (MOT allows 25%)

    Suggested swopping wheels over so I change the left to right and right to left now it pulls to the left?
    So must be a tyre or alloy? Both same make, brought at same time 2 months ago, neither has signs of wear nor wobble/vibrate through steering?
    What tyres are on the front and are they directional, ie. they're only supposed to go on one way?

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    They are asymmetric but not rotational ones?

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    Tried checking the tyre pressure?.(Just a thought). FELIXX.

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