How Do I Know if I Need to Get a Wheel Alignment? | OkCarz

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Why You Should Get Your Wheels Aligned

Over time, the wheels on your vehicle will become misaligned. This could be due to suspension parts getting worn, running over a pothole, hitting a curb, and many other scenarios. Regardless of why it happens, wheel alignment is maintenance that should be taken seriously as completing the work can help prevent a variety of future problems. So, how do you know if you need to get a wheel alignment? Let’s take a look at some signs that your wheels are misaligned as well as the recommended wheel alignment schedule.

Signs That Your Wheels are Misaligned

Even if you understand the importance of why you need to get your wheels aligned, you need to know which symptoms to watch for. A few common signs that your wheels are misaligned are:

  • Your tires wear unevenly
  • There is slight or sharp pulling in one direction
  • Your steering wheel vibrates
  • The steering wheel is crooked/off-center

Recommended Wheel Alignment Schedule

White car getting its wheels aligned

Experts recommend that drivers get their wheels aligned every two or three years. Since tire changes happen roughly every three years for most drivers, you can save yourself a trip to the mechanic by getting your wheels aligned when you replace your tires. If you start noticing any of the above symptoms before this range, you should get your wheels aligned early.

[ READ MORE: When Should I Get My Tires Replaced? ]

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