WARNING SIGNS YOU NEED A WHEEL ALIGNMENT
- Your tires are not wearing evenly – If any portion of your tire tread is wearing more than another, your car most likely is out of alignment. In a perfectly aligned vehicle, you will find that the wear on your tires is the same throughout the wheels.
- The vehicle is pulling to one side while you drive – When a vehicle really needs an alignment it will pull from one side to the other and you may feel like you are fighting with it to stay in control. In less serious cases, the car will seem to drift to one side on its own.
- The vehicles front end shakes – If you notice the front end shaking there may be other issues at play, in addition to a misalignment, so it should be checked out as soon as possible.
- Your steering wheel is crooked while the vehicle is going straight – This is the one sign that is a dead giveaway that your vehicle needs an alignment.
While fixing the alignment on your vehicle may seem like an issue that can be put off, there are some major dangers that you may not have considered which are listed below.
Faulty Brakes- while your brakes themselves will not be affected, the way they function will. They will prove ineffective because your tires will not be able to break evenly, which is a danger to you and your passengers.
Losing Control of Vehicle– when you do not have full control of your steering wheel, you will be unable to maneuver your car as smoothly, resulting in the inability to make sudden movements to avoid collisions. On top of that, the higher the speed you are at, the more difficult it will be to make sudden car maneuvers or lane changes.
Busted Tires- Tires that are not aligned are most likely to rupture, which could result in a fatal accident of driving at high speeds.
We Can Help!
If your car alignment is in question, we can help you prevent further car damages and make your vehicle safe again. Our friendly team at Mccabe’s Automotive in University Place will be happy to assist you. Stop by our shop on Bridgeport, request an online appointment or simply give us a call at 253-565-5173.