I am having a hard time understand why the frictional force of the tires of the car point to the center of the circle (centripetral force). http://physics.stackexchange.com/qu...centripetal-force-during-the-turning-of-a-car . Here is the picture of a car making a turn on a curve, if the car is driving straight, like the blue arrow points, then shouldn't the friction be backwards, or opposite in direction of the blue arrow? why is the friction pointing to the center as the wheel turns? I already spend like a day thinking about this help!!