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6 Signs Your Tires Need Alignment

Have you noticed your car pulling to one side when you're driving? Or maybe you've experienced excessive tire wear or vibrations through the steering wheel. Well, these are symptoms of misaligned wheels. But in addition to the three listed above, there are other symptoms that also point to the same problem. If you want to take a closer look at six of them, continue reading to find out.

1. Uneven Tire Wear

If your tires are wearing down unevenly, it's an obvious indication that your wheels are not aligned properly. This can lead to more frequent tire replacements, which cost way more than a simple wheel alignment, so make sure to visit a repair shop ASAP.

2. Vehicle Pulling To One Side

Is your vehicle pulling to one side while driving? This is a sign that the wheels need alignment. This can be dangerous as it affects your ability to steer your vehicle properly causing you to lose control.

3. Crooked Steering Wheel

If your steering wheel is off-center or crooked when you're driving straight, it could be a sign that your wheels need aligning. But keep in mind that a slight tilt is nothing to worry about and is pretty common.

4. Vibrations While Driving

Do you feel vibrations in the steering wheel or through the floorboards while driving? Yet again, this is a sign of improper alignment. This is caused by the difference in weight in the wheels while they rotate.

5. Squealing Tires

Hearing a squealing noise while driving, is a very obvious sign of misaligned wheels. This occurs because the tires are not making proper contact with the road surface - or because the brake pads and rotors are touching.

6. Poor Handling

Vehicles tend to oversteer or hand in an unexpected way when the tires are misaligned. This can be particularly dangerous on wet or slippery roads, where good handling and grip are essential.

Wheel And Other Services At Edmonds Import Auto!

Have you noticed any of the signs from above? Or, in the worst-case scenario, several of them - make sure to visit our shop, so we can take care of your vehicle's wheels and keep you safe on the road. Visit us at the address shown at the bottom of the page, or call (855) 277-2119.

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