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What Can Force Your Wheels Out of Alignment?

Proper wheel alignment is necessary when it comes to safe car handling. All of your vehicle's wheels need to be properly aligned with each other in order for the tires to travel straight and to avoid premature wear. When you drive with bad wheel alignment, your tires will typically wear down quickly and you may have trouble steering or controlling your vehicle.

This is why recommend getting your wheel alignment taken care of as soon as you notice an issue. While a wheel alignment is typically recommended every 6,000 miles or so, there are a few different instances that can happen that can cause your wheels to be forced out of alignment. They are typically related to bad driving habits, road conditions, and more. 

Having regular wheel alignments performed will keep your tires in great condition, saving you money on tires over the years. You'll also get better fuel efficiency, performance, and protect your vehicle's suspension components from unexpected repairs. Misaligned can be caused by a number of different things, including the following: 

  • Driving over potholes
  • Hitting curbs or road debris
  • Minor vehicle collisions
  • Bad shocks and struts or other suspension parts
  • Vehicle mods such as lifting

If your wheels are out of alignment, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Vehicle pulls to one side
  • Car shakes or vibrates on the road
  • Bumpy ride
  • Uneven or excessive tire wear
  • Steering wheel is crooked or doesn't stay straight

As soon as you notice any of these symptoms, we invite you into Autoworks of Issaquah for a wheel alignment. The sooner you get your alignment taken care of, the less damage you'll do to the rest of your vehicle. Give us a call or stop by today!

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