Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Norfolk, UK
Drives: Cee'd 1.6 CRDI LS
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If you drive on the left, your car will naturally steer left, its caused by road camber.
If you want to test your car whilst driving, you have to drive it either on a non cambered road or straddle the center line in the road before letting go of the steering wheel, DO NOT let off the throttle, but keep it steady, as letting off the throttle will cause the steering geometry to change.
Straddling the center line subjects the nearside wheel to positive camber and the offside wheel to negative camber, both at the same time, the result should make your car steer in a straight line.
If your car still steers off to the left, then you need to get it checked, the common cause is toe out on the nearside front wheel.
EDIT: make sure your tyre pressures are correct
WARNING! DRIVING YOUR CAR DOWN THE CENTER OF THE ROAD CAN BE DAMAGING TO YOUR HEALTH
Retired Ministry of Transport Tech / Examiner
Last edited by El Ceed; 11-29-2009 at 04:11 AM.