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Should I get a wheel alignment ?


n3xtgen
04-22-2016, 09:25 AM
I recently just started to notice that my car is slightly pulling to the left. It's not much. If i let go it will go straight for a few meters before pulling. Not sure if its worth getting it realigned ?
It's an AWD car as well and I checked the tire pressure and make sure the breaks were not sticking.

Thanks

maxwedge
04-22-2016, 04:55 PM
Switch to front tires Lt to rt, see what happens.

harleyguy
04-29-2016, 08:21 AM
Yes you have to do wheel alignment of your car because it helps your tires last longer also for you own life safety purpose it's well and good. One more important thing is you have to checked alignment of your car every 6,000 miles.

That's crazy you need to take it easy on the curbs. I have never heard checking alignment every 6000 miles. If everything is tight it will not change near that fast.


As for the op you said realigned have you had I'd done before? I would do like max said rotate front tires side to side. If it started all of a sudden it's more likely slipped belt in a tire.

Dave B.
05-12-2016, 02:18 PM
That's crazy you need to take it easy on the curbs. I have never heard checking alignment every 6000 miles. If everything is tight it will not change near that fast.

As for the op you said realigned have you had I'd done before? I would do like max said rotate front tires side to side. If it started all of a sudden it's more likely slipped belt in a tire.

Some time ago, I was a service manager for a major tire company. We sold 'alignment packages' that included tire rotations, air pressure checks and brake/suspension safety checks. The check interval was 5,000 miles, which worked out to about twice a year for most of our customers. If you drive only on nice, smooth roads your alignments should last much longer. But for most of us, pot-holes are a part of life. If your car is older, add in the fact that a failed ball-joint, tie rod end, or strut bushing can ruin a set of tires in short order. Those alignment packages really saved our customers a lot of money!

One other thing - in most all-wheel-drive cars, the rear wheel alignment can cause a pull just like the front wheels. When you have your alignment done, make sure that it's a 4-wheel alignment!

Best regards,
Dave B.

maxwedge
05-12-2016, 07:10 PM
Yeah and get a before and after printout.

stephaniereinhardt
01-11-2017, 06:43 AM
It is most necessary to do wheel alignment when you found some mistakes in car wheels. Wheel alignment is the option which you can choose if you found that your car tires not rotate properly and car is pulling unnecessarily.

maxwedge
01-11-2017, 12:55 PM
What are mistakes in car wheels?

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