There are a number of benefits that you can get when you have a tyre alignment on your car but you actually first need to know the right time to go in for one.
Proper tyre alignment is an important part of car maintenance as it can help you to avoid excessive wear on tyres and vehicle parts.
Bad tyre alignment on the other hand can decrease your MPG, make wheels work against each other, and wear out tyres by causing bad tread wear patterns. The following are signs that you need to go in for an alignment.
Bad alignment can also cause vibration as wheels pull against each other. If your car is shaking while running down the road, check your alignment.
A crooked steering wheel Another sign of a vehicle that needs to have its wheels checked is that the steering wheel may be crooked while the car or truck is going straight ahead.
If you find out that one of your front or back tyres shows a much different wear pattern than its opposite, more likely than not, it’s time for a tire alignment.
Pulling to the right or left.
If a vehicle’s wheels are badly out of alignment, there is a high chance that you will notice the vehicle will automatically try to turn to one side or another. If you have to wrestle with the wheel, it’s time it’s time to have it done, so that the wheels all point in the right directions.
With a lesser alignment problem, the vehicle may not actively pull, but when you let the car go straight ahead, without a hand on the steering wheel, the vehicle may naturally drift off to one direction or another. This is also a sign that you need to have it done.