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2013 Mazda 3 wandering

Hello all... so I have a 2013 Mazda 3 it will be 3 years that I have owned the car in Oct. I have approx. 163,000 kms mostly highway driving to and from work and haven't done a thing besides oil changes, and swapping from summer to winter tires. Brakes are going to need to be done soon. But what I am more worried about is the wandering/ swaying from one side of the lane to the other in crosswinds or if I am behind a larger vehicle (ex.Transport) has anyone every experienced this feeling while driving? All tires are inflated to 32psi, I raised all 4 corners and checked for any play side to side and up and down. Everything seemed nice and tight. Kind of scratching my head as to what is causing this feeling that my car is going to get blown off the road. Any suggestions of things I can check myself would be greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance.
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The car doesnt weigh much, you may be stuck with it. If your car still manages a straight line if you release the wheel and you are alone on the road then your wheel alignment should be OK.
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It didn't do this when it was newer.. seems to have gotten progessively worse over the last year. Even cornering on the on ramps to get onto highway. Car doesn't seem as tight. Could this be a sign of worn out struts or sway bar end links?
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It didn't do this when it was newer.. seems to have gotten progessively worse over the last year. Even cornering on the on ramps to get onto highway. Car doesn't seem as tight. Could this be a sign of worn out struts or sway bar end links?

Check struts, check front lower rearmost bushing, check rear trailing arm bushings
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