Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Alignment | Union Park Honda | Wilmington, DE
Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Alignment
Your car’s alignment can affect the way your vehicle performs. When your vehicle is misaligned, it can cost you in the long run. For instance, you will have to replace your tires more frequently and spend more money at the gas pump. To prevent this from happening, we’ve put together a list of signs that indicate your vehicle needs an alignment so you can keep an eye out for them.
Uneven tire wear
Your tires are an important component of your vehicle and you should be checking them regularly for proper tire pressure. You should also be gauging whether they’re wearing down evenly or not. If your tires’ treads don’t have similar wear patterns, it’s possible that your car is misaligned. Take your car to your mechanic to see if this is the case.
Your car is pulling in one direction
Your car pulling to one side could indicate underinflated tires. However, if your tire pressure is correct, this can be a sign of misalignment. One way to safely test this is to find a vacant parking lot. While there, drive slowly in a straight line, then release the steering wheel. If your car drifts in either direction, then your alignment isn’t as it should be.
When your tires pull in opposite directions of each other, your steering wheel will vibrate, indicating that your tires are unbalanced. Keep in mind a vibration in your steering wheel can also indicate a flat tire. Regardless, are solid reasons to go see your mechanic.
Crooked steering wheel
When you put your vehicle in park or happen to be driving and it looks like your steering wheel is continually off-center, then your car likely needs to be realigned. Your steering wheel usage is a good indicator that your alignment is off.
In need of an alignment? Come to Union Park Honda for all of your vehicle care and maintenance needs.