I have watched enough video good and bad on this to really make me question it. I have seen the Ariens video on how to align the blower housing and the tractor. I have read how important the exact same tire pressure is. I have seen videos of people trying to clean 6" of snow on one side of the blower and it wants to turn like clearing the edge of the road. I watched a guy that's machine would turn when one side of the blower housing ran into compacted snow on the driveway. Then I saw a few cut away videos showing the metal ridged plates slipping over each other making that clicking noise when it is turning. I would think s the metal rounds over from wear the auto turn would become even easer to turn due to less resistance the more it is used. Am I way off base? I am looking for a 24" blower and that is the only item that worries me with Ariens. I know I will run into these obstacles and don't want to fight the thing.