Wheel Alignment Symptoms & Problems
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Wheel Alignment Symptoms & Problems

Wheel Alignment Symptoms & Problems

The most common wheel alignment symptoms and problems include:

  • Tires wearing unevenly or wearing out faster than normal
  • Steering wheel slanted left or right when moving straight
  • Vehicle slightly turning right or left without hands on steering wheel
  • Noisy tires

Can my vehicle’s alignment be affected by road conditions?

Roads that are not properly taken care of can cause lots of problems for your vehicle. Roads that are filled with potholes, trash, and other debris can cause a major issue for your alignment especially if they are hiding something like a curb or other large object.

Any damage to your car’s alignment can cause lots of issues with your car. One of the most noticeable issues is tires wearing unevenly resulting in you having to purchase new tires much sooner. As a general rule, it is best to have your car’s alignment checked every 6,000 miles.

Bad roads can be your wheels’ worst enemy. If you drive down poorly maintained roads, drive through potholes, or even hit a curb, your alignment can be greatly affected.

You can call us at (480) 961-8704 or by visiting us at 6835 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona 85226 or by filling out this contact us form.

Why do I need to have my wheels aligned?

There are several benefits to having your car properly aligned! A properly aligned vehicle has several benefits most notably your car will drive smoother making your tires last longer. Another added benefit that most people overlook is that your car will get better gas mileage since it will not have to recenter itself constantly due to improper alignment.

Brand new factory aligned cars are set to the exact specifications engineers designed the cars so they can travel as smooth as possible. On top of this, a car alignment on average costs $100 as compared to $440 for brand new tires.

Learn about our Lifetime Alignment service.

Does my car alert me to alignment problems?

Unfortunately, the closest thing to a car alignment sensor is a TPMS or tire pressure monitoring system. However, this system is only designed to give you are reading on tire pressure.

How do worn out tires affect my alignment?

Tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the road so if you have an issue with your tires affect your entire vehicle. Uneven tire wear will affect the gas mileage of your vehicle and you can diagnose this by just looking at the tires themselves. If you notice that your tires are wearing on the inside or outside instead of the center you need to get your car aligned soon.

Extra tip: Save yourself time and have your tires checked every time that you change your oil so you are not blindsided with an alignment problem.

How do I check my car’s alignment?

You can check your car’s alignment by performing a visual inspection along with using your hands to get a better idea of tread wear on your tires. The best way to properly check your car’s alignment is to take it to a mechanic’s shop and have them run a diagnostic machine. Some easy to tell signs are:

  • Tires wearing unevenly or wearing out faster than normal
  • Steering wheel slanted left or right when moving straight
  • Vehicle slightly turning right or left without hands on steering wheel
  • Noisy tires

If you are having any of the above issues visit us at 6835 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona 85226 or call us at (480) 961-8704. We have diagnostic equipment to provide you with a high precision report on your car’s alignment as well as any other possible steering issues.

Can I fix any of these issues at home?

If you prefer to work on your car yourself as a DIY project or just enjoy working with your hands we have some great tips for you. Some alignment issues are more than just a simple visual inspection, but there are still some remedies you can perform on your own:

  • Check your tire pressure
  • Drive less aggressively since these will lessen the stress on suspension and steering components
  • Remove unnecessary weight from your vehicle this could be books or other heavy items in your trunk since the added weight changes the angle tires touch the road

ADS Offers Wheel Alignments in Phoenix & Chandler, AZ

Our team of experts will help you in diagnosing your wheel alignment problem contact ADS today. Feel free to email us any questions that you may have by using our contact us form. Automotive Diagnostic Specialties in Phoenix and Chandler does more than just wheel alignments in Chandler, we also offer general auto repair, radiator replacement, auto fleet management, and RV repair. Stop by our Wheel Alignment Shop In Chandler located at 6835 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona 85226 or by giving Automotive Diagnostic Specialties a call today at  (480) 961-8704.

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