How do I know if I need an alignment?
This is a question vehicle owners often pose to us. If you have not had an alignment recently there are a few signs you can look out for to warn you that it is time to have this service performed. Check out these three warning signs that indicate you need a wheel alignment.
1. A Strong Pull
When you are driving down the road, does your car pull strongly one direction? Test this out on more than one section of road to be sure it is not road grooves. If your car consistently pulls you one direction, you probably need a wheel alignment.
2. Uneven Wear
Check the tread on your tires. Are they wearing unevenly? Often more wear will occur toward the outside of the tires. This uneven wear on your tires indicates your car is unaligned. It may be time to take your vehicle in for an alignment.
3. Wheel Vibration
When you are driving down the highway does your wheel vibrate? Vibration in your steering wheel can be an indicator that your car is in need of an alignment.
These three signs can warn you that your car is due for an alignment. However, these signs can also be indicative of other car repair needs. The best thing to do if your vehicle is demonstrating any of these signs is to bring your vehicle in to a trusted mechanic. Please feel free to come see us at German Performance in Atascadero. We will be happy to assist you with identifying if your car needs a wheel alignment.