# When a car curves, if friction points towards the centre which force makes the wheel rotate?

The translational motion of the wheel is due to the friction right. If friction is towards the centre during a turn, which provides the translational motion to the wheels? Or is it the component of friction that points towards the centre? I don't understand why static friction is towards the centre during a turn. Some people say that without any external force the car continues in straight line motion and static friction opposes this motion. No one provides picture to support this. I have read that static friction acts in the direction opposite to applied force. In the above case I can't understand the direction in which force acts and the direction in which friction opposes.[![enter image description here][1]][1]

Isn't this image correct? Please correct my wrong understanding. My other doubt is shouldn't static friction act in the opposite direction to the applied force by tyre?

I the above diagram correct? when the wheel is turned,If we take that friction acts at an angle, it can be resolved into 2 components. Now one of the component acts horizontally towards the centre. can we take like this? Please clear my misunderstanding, diagram will be very helpful. Thank you.