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    Default Car pulling to the right :(

    Long story short. I had four tyres put on the other week and had the car tracked and balanced. On the drive home the steering wheel was at 20 degree angle to go straight and the steering wheel vibrated like mad at 50mph+. I took it back and had it redone(gratis of course) but the car is still pulling like mad to the right if I take my hand off the steering wheel. Now is this poor tracking by the cowboys at just tyres or is it something a little more sinister? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.





    Btw the car drove as straight as an arrow before just dires (lol) got there hands on it

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    take it somewhere reliable,.. I had this problem from Kwikfit,.. took it to a great place in Grimsby who sorted the problem without issue

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    How it should be done http://www.wheels-inmotion.co.uk/tec...lalignment.php.

    Another case of muppets not knowing what they're doing.

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    Probably idiots in tyre place not having a clue.

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    Just as I thought guys. I've had a family friend check the suspension and he's gonna jack it up at the weekend and check everything else but he can't see anything suspicious. Booked in for a four wheel alignment by a reputable garage so hopefully that will be the end of that. Just a heads up. Avoid Just Tyres in Chesterfield like the plague. They even put one tyre on the wrong way at first. Cowboys.

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    Could be a dodgy tyre - i'd swap the fronts for the backs and see if it makes any difference. What brand of tyre did you get fitted?

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    The vibration through the steering wheel is likely to be incorrect balancing
    Check the weights that have been used and ensure they are to 5g intervals
    Have all the wheel rebalanced first

    Extremely incorrect front wheel alignment (tracking) can also cause the same symptoms as incorrect balancing
    Personally, if it is an outlet I have not used before I ask how old their equipment is, and avoid anything over 5 years old
    I also look at it visually, as it should be in very good condition

    As above, tracking is fine between tyre changes
    Have a full alignment carried out first, tracking can then be used to determine if another full alignment is required (most outlets do not charge for a check, only adjustments so decline the adjustment)
    It is also essential after any and all suspension components are replaced

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    Update. went for the four wheel track and the tracking was spot on. The guy checked all possible components and everything is in order. He seems to think it could be the ****ty tyres on the front and has told me that his girls meriva has just had new tyres on the front and has the exact same symptoms despite being perfectly tracked. Gonna swap the tyres from back to front see if that rectifies the problem. ****ing cars man!

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