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Signs that Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment

Last updated 4 years ago

To ensure that your vehicle performs safely and efficiently, it is important to schedule regular wheel alignment services at your auto repair facility. When your vehicle is due for a wheel alignment, you may not notice the problem right away. Here are some of the common signs that your car needs a wheel alignment:

Drifting to the Side

When your car is in need of a wheel alignment, you may notice that it tends to pull to the right or the left. To compensate for your vehicle drifting to one side, you might find yourself applying opposite pressure to the steering wheel. Improperly adjusted wheel camber is the alignment issue to blame for your car drifting to one side. To ensure that your car travels in a straight line, your mechanic can adjust your wheel camber.

Difficulty Steering

In addition to drifting to one side, your car may also be difficult to steer when it is due for a wheel alignment. Wheel caster controls the angle of your steering, and when your caster is off, you may find that your steering wheel is jerky and hard to control. When you notice that your vehicle is difficult to steer or maneuver, you should schedule a wheel alignment service right away.

Uneven Tire Wear

Uneven tire wear is one of the top signs that your vehicle is due for a wheel alignment. When your alignment is off, your tire treads will show an uneven and coarse wear pattern. To ensure that your tires are in great working condition, you should inspect them regularly for any signs of uneven tread wear or misalignment. 

When you bring your vehicle to Greulich’s Automotive Service, we will ensure that you receive top quality service and repairs. To schedule an appointment for a wheel alignment at our Scottsdale location, call us at (480) 389-2358. We have automotive repair centers throughout the Valley, so visit our website to find the location nearest you. 

 

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