Proper wheel alignment is crucial for your vehicle's performance and, most importantly, your safety. Over time, your wheels may become misaligned due to factors such as hitting potholes or curbings, wear and tear over time, or suspension problems. That's why we have made this list of easy-to-spot signs that indicate your wheels are misaligned.
Uneven Or Rapid Tire Wear
One of the most noticeable signs of misaligned wheels is uneven or rapid tire wear. While it may not be associated with wheel alignment, most of the time it is exactly that. This occurs when the tires wear out more quickly on one side than the other. If you notice bald spots or excessive wear on one side of your tires, your wheels are likely out of alignment.
Steering Wheel Off-Center
The most obvious sign of misalignment of wheels is a crooked (off-center) steering wheel. This is because the wheels are pointing at different angles or being the slightest bit unaligned. Make sure to take advantage of this obvious sign while it isn't too late.
Pulling To One Side
Another noticeable sign of misaligned wheels is when your car pulls to one side, even when driving on a straight road. This can be dangerous, as it can cause you to lose control of your vehicle when you least expect it, especially at high speeds.
Vibration Or Shaking
If you feel vibrations or shaking in the steering wheel or throughout the car, it could be a sign of misaligned wheels. This especially applies when driving at high speeds. This can be caused by the uneven wear of the tires due to poor alignment or mounting.
When your wheels are misaligned, the tires may squeal when you turn corners or at higher speeds. This occurs when the tires are not aligned with the direction of the vehicle's movement, causing the tire to drag and create a squealing sound.
Tire Services At MBClinic Inc
If you have noticed any of the signs listed above, make sure to give us a visit! MBClinic Inc offers a wide variety of services, Including tire-related ones, which you can take advantage of while at the shop!