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Wheel Alignment—How to Know You Need It

What is Wheel Alignment?

Despite its name, a wheel alignment for your vehicle is more about adjusting the steering and suspension systems than it is about manipulating the wheels into alignment with the road. Your certified technician will inspect your vehicle and gauge the alignment of your wheels with the road. If there is a lean or cant in any of the wheels, they’ll recommend the wheel alignment that best meets the needs of your vehicle. Should you notice any of the following signs of poor alignment, bring your vehicle to the team at AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, MD, for a wheel alignment and get back on the road with a safer, more comfortable riding vehicle.

Signs You Need Wheel Alignment

Some common signs your vehicle needs wheel alignment include uneven tire wear, especially on the edges of the tread, and pulling to the left or the right while you drive on a straight stretch of road. You may note that your steering wheel is crooked when you’re driving straight, or it doesn’t return to the center after a turn. There may also be noise coming from your steering system or squealing from your tires when you’re driving. All these are signs that your alignment is off, and a wheel alignment should be at the top of your priority list to prevent further damage to your tires and vehicle.

Come to AutoStream Car Care Center for Wheel Alignment

The team at AutoStream Car Care Center is here to help you keep your vehicle in alignment and safely on the road. When you bring them your vehicle for a wheel alignment, the customer service advisors will first talk with you about the symptoms you’ve noticed, how long ago you noticed them, and how severe the symptoms are. They’ll relay that information to the certified technicians, who will then inspect your vehicle and diagnose the root of the problem behind the symptoms you’ve noticed before making recommendations for a wheel alignment or other repairs. When your vehicle is finished, the customer service advisor will answer any questions you might have before you get back on the road. The team’s goal is to return you to the road with a safe and aligned vehicle. Give them a call today to make an appointment to have your steering and suspension systems inspected and repaired or aligned.

Written by Doug Grills