Wheel alignment issues can make it difficult to maintain control of your car. They can also contribute to poor fuel efficiency and abnormal tire wear. Here are a few common indications you may need a realignment.
Have you noticed the tread on your tires doesn’t wear evenly? In most situations of uneven tire wear, problems with wheel alignment are to blame. Once you fix the underlying problem, your tires should begin to wear evenly again.
When driving on a straight road, you shouldn’t have to wrestle with your steering wheel to keep your car in your lane. In fact, when your wheels are properly aligned, you should be able to briefly lift your hands off the steering wheel and continue going straight. If your car pulls to one side and you have to make an effort to keep it going straight, you need realignment.
Unusual squealing sounds from your tires can sometimes be traced to misaligned wheels. If you noticed strange wheel sounds even when you take corners gently, it’s time to have your alignment checked out.
If your steering wheel looks crooked, even when you’re driving straight, your alignment may be off. In a properly aligned car, the steering wheel should be straight when you’re driving straight. It should only be off-centered if you are actively turning the car.
Realigning your wheels can provide a variety of benefits, including:
A well-aligned vehicle is one that is comfortable and easy to drive. It’s also safer and responds better in all driving conditions.
To learn more about wheel realignment services or to schedule your appointment, contact Tri Star Automotive today by calling our office directly or filling out our online contact form.