Imagine yourself driving down the road on your way to work. Instead of your usual smooth drive with normal traffic, instead you hit a few potholes that are just getting worse this time of year! When you suddenly jar your car, this is one of the ways that you can damage the alignment of your vehicle. Driving a properly-aligned car is important not just for safety, but for the longevity of your car and tires as well. Even if you haven’t hit any potholes lately, there are other things that can cause your wheel alignment to be off. Here are some warning signs for you to watch out for when it comes to your wheel alignment.
- Uneven Wear of Tires- Pretend that you are wearing a pair of shoes, but one shoe is significantly taller than the other. If you continued to wear these uneven shoes, the pattern of wear would become very different than normal. It’s the same with your tires. When tires are pulled to one side or the other consistently by poor alignment, then you’ll see uneven wear patterns in your tires.
- Pulling to the Right or Left- If you were driving straight and took your hands off the wheel for a moment, would your car keep straight, or would it go to the right or left? Do you feel like you’re fighting your car a little to get it to go straight?
- Crooked Steering Wheel- If your steering wheel isn’t straight when you are driving straight, then that signals a wheel alignment issue.
These are only some of the issues that can occur when your wheel alignment is out of whack. For more signs or to repair your wheel alignment, contact us here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube.