Stockton Auto Repair

What Happens When You Drive on Bad Alignment?

Wheel alignment is the process of ensuring a vehicle's tires are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. You should get your wheels aligned if you feel your car pulling off to one side when driving. Driving a car with bad wheel alignment can affect your car negatively, including in the following ways:

Uneven Tire Wear

One of the most common effects of driving a car with bad wheel alignment is uneven wire tear. The tires at a particular angle will experience more wear and tear than the tires at another angle.

Nothing is more frustrating to car owners than replacing a tire because of a single bald spot. Some tires will have the inner or outer treads wear out more than vice-versa.

Improper tread wire means less grip on the road. Therefore, align your car's wheels for even tire wear.

Steering Issues

Wheel misalignment will cause the car to pull off to one side, which can cause significant steering problems, especially in terrible weather conditions.

You will struggle to keep your car in one line, particularly when driving on long, straight roads. Maneuvering the vehicle will also be quite difficult with misaligned wheels.

You could lose control of the car because you hit a pothole or speed bump. Properly aligned wheels ensure no steering problems and increased safety while driving.

Suspension Problems

A vehicle's suspension system determines how smooth the ride is. Driving misaligned wheels will cause suspension issues to your vehicle over time.

An alignment problem adds more stress to the car's suspension. One side of the suspension wears out more than the other side, leading to expensive suspension problems.

If you need a wheel alignment, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Toole's Garage today!

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