How Do You Know If You Need An Alignment??

Here are some common signs that you are dealing with wheels with poor alignment:

  • Vehicle pulling to the left or right.
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear.
  • Your steering wheel is crooked when driving straight.
  • Squealing tires.

How much does it cost for an alignment?

Expect to pay between $50 and $75 for a two-wheel alignment, and double that for a four-wheel alignment. Many shops also recommend getting a tire rotation at the same time, which simply means moving tires from front to back and side to side, in turn promoting an even wear pattern.

What happens if you drive a car that needs an alignment?

Driving a vehicle with improper wheel alignment can cause uneven wear on the tires. Misalignment can put undue stress on a vehicle’s suspension, posing a risk of damaging suspension components which could result in expensive vehicle repairs.

What do they do in an alignment?

An alignment essentially requires squaring a car’s wheels and axles with each other so that they’re moving in the same direction. The mechanic adjusts the various suspension angles — known as toe, thrust, camber and caster — that influence tire movement and position.

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