You won’t always see obvious signs pointing out that you’re in need of a wheel alignment. That said, most of the time, there are some clues.
If your vehicle always seems to be pulling one direction or the other — even on a flat road — you need a wheel alignment. The same is true if you have to keep your steering wheel slightly crooked if you want to keep driving straight.
If one or both tires is pointing inward or outward while the other is pointed straight, you might hear some tire noise as one tire is partially dragged along.
The last sign is the easiest to spot — but not until your vehicle has been misaligned for quite some time. Check all four tires for signs of uneven wear. If one side seems thinner than the other or you see other unusual patterns in the tread, you likely need an alignment. (And maybe some new tires, sorry to say.)
Think you’re in need of an alignment? Or do you know you need something but aren’t sure what? Stop by our Winston Salem repair shop today to get the answers you’re looking for.