When Does a Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

Aligning your car’s wheels involves adjusting their angles according to the specifications of the manufacturer. It is a process that you will likely need to have done by a professional auto body shop.

There are many things that can cause your wheels to go out of alignment, including hitting a pothole or striking a curb. If you notice that your car is drifting to one side as you drive, and you need to turn the steering wheel away from the center position in order to drive straight, first check your tires; be sure that they are inflated to their recommended pressure, as improperly inflated tires can give you the same effect of misaligned wheels. If your tires are properly inflated, you may very well have alignment issues.

If you observe a vibration in your wheels, this does not necessarily mean that they are misaligned. It likely points either to bent wheels or problems in the suspension.

Should you require an alignment for your own vehicle, visit Greenwood Collision in Seattle.