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5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment is an important aspect of vehicle maintenance, and you need it to ensure that you can continue driving your can safely and happily. Unfortunately, it is highly overlooked. A lot of drivers choose to live with the signs and symptoms of poor wheel alignment, nor aware of how easily the issue can be solved. Below is a rundown of some common signs that that should remind you that your car needs a wheel alignment.

Your Car Pulls to One Side When Driving

If you are driving on a straight road with little effort on the steering wheel, and your car seems to be pulling to the right or left, then you have to visit your mechanic for wheel alignment.

The Steering Wheel Is Not Centered

When you are driving on a flat road, the steering wheel should be sitting perfectly centered and straight. Of course, some degree of discrepancy is acceptable, but if the steering wheel is noticeably off-center on either side, it may be time for you to take your car for wheel alignment.

The Steering Wheel Does Not Return to Center

After turning the steering wheel completely, it should naturally return to the center as you continue to drive. If this is not happening, you need to start thinking of wheel alignment.

Abnormal Tire Wear

In a perfect world, all your car tires should wear out uniformly. However, this is usually not the case. But there are specific patterns of tire wear that should tell you if you need wheel alignment done. For instance, if the outside edges of the tires are wearing out more rapidly than the rest of the surface of the tire, then your car may be having an alignment issue.

Handling Feels Unstable When Driving

If the steering of your car feels unusually unstable or loose, it is possible that your car may be having a wheel alignment issue.

The Takeaway

As you can see, wheel alignment is an important procedure when it comes to car maintenance. If you need a wheel alignment, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today.

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