Honda Wheel Alignment in Stockton, CA
At Toole’s Garage Stockton we offer a wide range of Honda services, including wheel alignment. Your Honda will need a wheel alignment about once a year – our roads are full of potholes and bumps. Even bumping into a concrete parking stall can knock the wheels out of alignment.
Failure to get the wheels aligned for a long time will wear your tires out faster, and will result is less control over the vehicle – we often don’t notice this because it’s a very gradual process. But the tire wear shows unmistakable signs of wheels being out of alignment.
Here are a few signs that indicate that wheel alignment needs professional attention:
- Car pulls to the left or right
The most common sign that your Honda needs wheel alignment is that it pulls to one side when you’re traveling on a straight, level road. You may find yourself having to keep a slight pressure on the steering wheel to keep straight.
- Sloppy or loose steering wheel
A loose steering wheel refers to a situation where your steering goes a little too far than you intend to. This is a dangerous warning sign as it can cause a decreased response time when turning. You should have the wheels realigned as soon as possible.
Your steering wheel should not shake or vibrate when you’re driving. If this happens, it’s likely due to misaligned wheels, unbalanced tires or a more serious problem. A mechanic can help investigate the issue and fix it.
If your Honda’s wheels are misaligned, you’re going to end up with uneven tire wear. This can be in the form of excessive outer tire wear, excessive inner tire wear or tire scalloping. Rotating the tires at this point might not be helpful unless the wheels are realigned.
If you notice any of these signs, give us a call at Toole’s Garage Stockton – our technicians will use our high tech wheel alignment machine to test your Honda’s wheel alignment, and if wheel alignment is needed, we will get it done right away.