I am begining my 2nd year on my new 48" Metro HP. It is second only to this forum in being the best thing to happen to my business. BUT, I've got steering issues. Over the past year, it has become increasingly difficult to turn right. I find I'm having to squeeze tighter and tighter to make a turn. Now the lever is actually meeting the handle in order to turn. It seems when I first got it, I barely had to do much squeezing to get it to turn. Not anymore. Also, the parking brakes appear to do very little braking. I'm assuming that this is just a simple adjustment. I'm trying to avoid going to my dealer with this. They have yet to instill me with a great deal of confidence in their service department. AND, I need the quality time with my machine! I'm reading over the operator's manual and.... Well, lets just say I'm easily overwhelmed. Is this something you can hold my hand through, or should I just take it to the dealer? Thanks for your help! You do a great job here!