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When an Alignment is Needed

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A vehicle that pulls to one side or the other while you are driving is most likely a sign that the vehicle needs an alignment check. If you notice the vehicle pulling to one side, make sure to test it on several types of roads. Find a smooth and straight road and drive in a line. While doing this, make sure to observe your steering. If you have to move the steering wheel significantly to remain in a straight line, the vehicle is pulling and will probably need to have an alignment done.

 

Vehicles that need alignment repairs have tires with uneven wear. Typically one side of the tire will be more worn than the other side. Also make sure to measure the tread depth on each of the tires. This is done at the two edges of the tire, as well as looking at the tread in the center. By looking at the wear on the tire and tread, you will be able to tell if uneven wear has occurred.
Poor alignment may cause the steering wheel to vibrate when you are driving. This can occur at any speed you travel at. An alignment may be needed if the steering wheel does not return to the center position after making a turn. Make sure to test both left and right turns and observe the position that the steering wheel moves back at. If you notice anything out of the norm, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.

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