Is your Porsche pulling to the left or right, or have you noticed uneven tire wear? If so, read on to find out what might be taking place…
If your Porsche is pulling or veering to the left, you might have an alignment issue, a faulty tire, or low tire pressure.
If your Porsche is pulling or veering to the right, you might have the issue(s) noted above, or you could be driving on one of Portland’s notorious crowned roads(crowned for water runoff). Also keep in mind that US vehicle manufacturers design a very slight bit of right-veer into the alignment so that if you fall asleep at the wheel, you veer off into the weeds vs veering left into oncoming traffic.
If you have noticed uneven tire wear left to right(yes, you should be inspecting your tires when you fill them with proper air pressure, ideally every other week), then it’s certainly possible the toe spec of your alignment is off. The incorrect toe setting, along with Porsche’s infamous negative camber settings(which are engineered for optimal performance of course!), can combine to heavily and oddly wear the inside shoulder of your tire. This can lead to chords showing and possibly a blowout; very dangerous!!
Ideally, you should have your alignment checked/adjusted at least every year in order to provide safe handling and enduring tire wear.
If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to ask.
Jeremy Williams is the Oregon PCA Technical editor. He co-owns Matrix Integrated Inc. (Matrix Integrated Inc.) with his brother Justin. Jeremy can be reached at [email protected]