Common Signs of Misaligned Wheels
If you’re unsure whether your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, here are some common signs to look out for:
Off-Center Steering Wheel
If you notice that your steering wheel is not centered when driving straight, it may indicate a misalignment issue. Our technicians can assess the alignment angles and make the necessary adjustments to bring your steering wheel back to its proper position.
Uneven Tire Wear
Misaligned wheels can cause uneven tire wear patterns, such as excessive wear on the inside or outside edges of the tires. Regular wheel alignments can help distribute the tire wear evenly, prolonging the life of your tires and ensuring optimal performance so you don’t need to frequently purchase new tires.
Pulling to One Side
If your vehicle tends to pull to one side while driving, it could be a sign of wheel misalignment. This can be caused by uneven camber or toe angles. Our alignment experts will evaluate both the front and rear wheels to diagnose the issue and make the necessary adjustments to restore proper car alignment.
Vibrations or Steering Wheel Shimmy
Improper wheel alignment can lead to vibrations or a shimmy sensation in the steering wheel. These vibrations can be felt especially at higher speeds. A thorough wheel alignment can eliminate these vibrations, providing a smoother and more comfortable driving experience.
Poor Handling and Stability
Misaligned wheels can affect the overall stability and handling of your vehicle. If you notice that your car feels unstable or drifts during turns, it’s crucial to have a wheel alignment performed to ensure optimal handling and safety on the road.