Four million UK cars suffer dangerous steering

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:30
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DANGER: Steering problems affecting millions

More than four million UK motorists are driving cars with dangerous steering problems, new research has revealed.

The study, by Kwik Fit, has found 12% of drivers claim their steering pulls to one side or the other – with pothole impact suggested as the key cause.

Almost one million motorists experiencing the problem say their steering pulls significantly.

Roger Griggs, Communications Director of Kwik Fit, said: “It may seem obvious, but tyres are the only thing that connects a car to the road, so it’s vital that they are set up properly.

“It’s incredible to think that four million drivers are struggling with their steering on a daily basis.”

Roger Griggs, Kwik Fit

“It’s incredible to think that four million drivers are struggling with their steering on a daily basis – this is not only a safety issue but increases tyre wear and fuel consumption.

“We would encourage all those drivers to first check their tyre pressures and wear, and then have their alignment and suspension checked if needs be.”

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