The Front End of My Car Pulls Now Since I Got New Tires

Reader Question Before I had my tires rotated, my car did not pull to one side or the other. But right after my last tire rotation it began to pull to the right? Is this coincidental?

Hello there

Radial tires can cause a “Radial pull” which is what you have now, that can cause a front end of the vehicle to pull to one side. This is because of a defect in the tire (although not a safety defect) or because the tires have not been rotated often enough and the belts inside the tire are worn more on one side than the other….causing the pull.

I have seen MANY brand new tires cause a tire pull. The solution: usually switching the two front tires, left to right will cure the problem. I would not be concerned as long as the tire tread is in good shape. Might also want to check the tire pressures as well….under inflation can cause a pull as well as uneven tire wear.

Austin C. Davis

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2 Comments on "The Front End of My Car Pulls Now Since I Got New Tires"

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  1. damone says:

    How can you say they shouldn’t worry about. Cars should not pull to one or the other. I have been having trouble with a so called radial pull also on brand new good year tires since the day they were put on the car pulled to the left. if i swap the 2 front tires it will slighty pull to the right. It is s defect in the tire no matter what anyone tells you your car should not pull after getting an algnment with new tires. Moving the bad tire to the back is not a fix. Eventually you will rotate your tires and that tire will be on the front again and you will have the pull problem again.

    • Austin says:

      I AGREE with you BUT try to get your tire dealer to give you a new tire because of a radial pull…..I seriously doubt they will. So the best you can do is learn to live with it and make sure you know which tire has the pull.

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