Hi, first post here.
Hoping I can get a bit of advice from people more knowledgable about these things than I am (which is MOST PEOPLE)
Recently purchased a 2008 reg Astra 1.6 sxi.
Overall very happy with it, quiet, and comfortable.
There is an issue which I hope someone can help with. When driving on uneven roads, and after the recently cold spell many are, the steering wheel jerks from side to side when driving.
If I take my hands off the wheel its all over the place!
Took the car to kwik fit, they said the tracking was "perfect" as was the wheel balancing.
Wasnt totally satisfied with this so took it to a garage I use from time to time. They also came back and said there was "nothing wrong".
Told they checked the tyres, the pressure, the allignment and the tracking.
Nothing wrong with any of them.
But still when driving I am getting this movement in the steering wheel.
Speed seems to have no effect on it, indeed it is far more stable at 70 on a well maintained motorway than it is driving in town at 30.
Can anyone make any suggestions as to what might be causing this? Is this just something that I have to get used to - as was suggested by the garage? They said larger tyres and electric power steering played into this.
Just feels like it should not be behaving this way under normal driving conditions. Has anyone else experienced this with their astra?
Any help and advice appreciated.