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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:21 am
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Default Is it normal for cars to pull to one side at highway speeds?

My new Honda Civic drifts/pulls to the right as it approaches around 65 mph. Don't know if there's a problem with the balancing or if that's normal behavior in cheaper cars.As an update, it's a 7 day old 2008 Honda Civic. It wasn't in any accident.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:24 am
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have an alignment check done
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:27 am
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It might need a wheel alignment. But if the car is an older model then it is perfectly normal. Also you might want to check the air in your tires to make sure they all contain the same amount.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:30 am
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check the air pressure in your tires
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:33 am
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before alignment check check tire pressure in all tires
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:36 am
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that is not the normal behaviour of cheaper cars. it's probably our alignment. you should get it checked as soon as possible.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:39 am
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It sounds like the car was in an accident, perhaps it fell off the truck. Honda would fix it up and sell it.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:42 am
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Either Air Pressure or Front End Alignment
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:45 am
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It shouldn't be happening. When you say "new" - do you mean "brand new, first owner new" or "used but new to you"? Because if the car was previously owned, it could have sustained a collision that bent the frame.The first thing you should check, though, is your tire pressure. If the tire pressure is not correct, or if one tire is lower than the others, this will cause the car to pull.You also might need a front-end alignment. If you hit a bad bump recently, it could throw the alignment out of whack, and that could cause the car to pull.But start with the easiest - check your tire pressure. Write down on your calendar the date you checked the pressure, and make a note for next month and the month after that to do it again. Check your pressure every month - and don't forget to CHECK THE SPARE. Also, when checking pressure, make sure you do it when the tires are cold. If you check it after you've been driving a while, you won't get an accurate reading. Remember - check tire pressure when tires are cold and check oil level after engine has heated up.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 11:48 am
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the samething every one else said
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