Radial Pull

Q: My mechanic told me that my new tires had radial pull. He cross-rotated the tires and the pull went away. What is radial pull?

A: Radial pull can be caused by a defective radial tire construction or uneven tread wear. A misalignment of the belts inside the tire can cause a new tire to pull in one direction. Moving the bad tire to the back reduced its effect on steering. You may want to check into having the tire replaced under warranty.