We spent the last weekend in July in the NC mountains, staying in a cabin that was 3/4 mile up a gravel road with a few hundred feet elevation increase.

We didn’t know it at the time, but what was basically the driveway was a steep incline with not insignificant ruts in either tire track.

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It would have been a cakewalk in the WJ but not knowing that in advance, we took her car, a 2011 Kia Forte hatch.

I was able to let my inner redneck shine as I “hey y’all watch this”’d my way up the driveway every time, but the steering began to feel heavy when turning right. The pressure was fine when I checked it, maybe not spot on, but close. Finally, today, some three weeks later, the low tire light comes on.

The steering in that car is surprisingly communicative for an econo hatch.

Anything like that ever happen to you?