I for as long as i have been driving have had what i thought were alignment issues with my car and would routinely take it to be corrected even when the car was only ever so slightly out and well within spec… or if the steering wheel was slightly off centre.
Even with these adjustments i still always felt something was off… and never got to the bottom of it.
if the alignment is good… i do my tyres before every drive to the recommended psi/bar at a garage forecourt or digital inflator… then what am i feeling when driving ?
Today i went and bought a very accurate pressure gauge… i had an analogue one but it had a thick hand and small face so i guess wasn’t very accurate…
However my new digital one had .0.5 psi accuracy…
Anyways after inflating my tyres as normal i decided to check my pressure and noticed that.
FL - 36.5
Fr - 35psi
RL - 36psi
RR - 35.5psi
so i corrected them all to 35psi with the release valve and took it for a drive and for the first time in a long time my car felt stable and smooth… i could feel the contact patch across all 4 tyres while turning etc…
can 1pi/1.5 psi difference from tyre to tyre really have been the cause of my misery while driving ??