When driving down a straight stretch on the road, a car that’s aligned properly should keep going pretty straight. If your car fails to handle properly, it’s likely that you’ll need an alignment. Here are some signs that it’s time to take your car in for service.
Uneven Tire Wear
A car that’s in proper alignment should show even wear on the tire treads. Uneven wear on the treads is a tell-tale sign that there is a problem with the alignment. For example, a car might show excessive wear on the inside or outside edges. This might be visible to the naked eye, but it will likely show up when you’re getting an oil change or a tire rotation.
The Car Pulls
When a car drives down a straight stretch, there might be some slight movement to the left or right depending upon the crowning of the road. Even straight stretches will slant slightly to move water away from the road. Additionally, a strong wind could move a car in the direction it’s blowing. If the car moves consistently in one direction regardless of the crowning of the road or the direction of the wind, it’s likely time for an alignment.
The Steering Wheel Is Off-Center
After turning, a steering wheel should pretty much return to center. If the steering wheel leans to one side or the other, it’s a sign that you need to have an alignment. Poor alignment can cause unnecessary wear and tear on many components of the car. That’s why it’s important to maintain the proper alignment.
If you find that your car exhibits any of these problems, be sure to call Ferry Farm Repair. We have more than 50 years of experience in auto repair, and we’d love to get your car handling properly. Contact us today to schedule an appointment