Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Well its not the tires and not the alignment. Then it doesn't pull!
Ok, first off we have to verify. Is the vehicle pulling or is it just drifting?
In other words, when you take your hands off the wheel at 30 mph, how far do you travel before it starts to go right?
Is this on a two lane
or four lane road?
If 4 lane, what lane are you in when it goes right?
Have you tried just taking the 2 front tires and swapping them side to side?
What happened when you swapped them?
We were told that the tires are made to go front to back
That is only if they are 'Directional' tires. Here is some reading on what Directional tires are...
Thats fine if they are directional but if they are the cause of the pull, then they need to install a tire that doesn't cause it to pull.
Here is some reading from Tire Rack and please note step #1...
Basically there are 2 items that will cause a pull--
1) Alignment--This is easy to see because they should print out the alignment sheet and let you see the measurements are in specifications.
2) Tires-- Either they are "coned" (like putting a cup on its side and rolling it. It will curve left/right because it is 'coned' shaped)
Low tire pressure in one tire. Or they have tire/radial pull and need to be replaced.
That really is as easy as it gets. Many times shops just blame the other and say what they did isn't the cause. My guess is that the problem is indeed the tire--at least 1 can cause a pull.
Do you still need help? Was my explanation clear?
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Thank you for your information, and help for my request not to continue with your service.
Yes, we are satisfied. My husband took it to another alignment and frame place and they agreed with you. We took it back to the tire place and said that we need better tires and we got a different set and the car is no longer pulling/drifting to the right.
Thank you again.