Having the correct wheel alignment is important to the drivability of your vehicle. When your wheels are out of alignment, you may have trouble steering and controlling your vehicle. Also, you may be damaging your vehicle's tires and suspension system unknowingly, leading to needing repairs later down the road.
The frequency of when your vehicle will need a wheel alignment will depend on a number of different things, including the make and model of your vehicle as well as your driving habits. The typical interval for a wheel alignment is around every 2 years or 40,000 miles, although this can vary. However, there are a few regular occurrences that can force your wheels out of alignment, causing you to need one earlier than recommended.
Wheels can be forced out of alignment due to some of the following instances: driving quickly over speed bumps, driving over potholes, hitting curbs, minor car collisions, and more. If you suspect that there is an issue with your wheel alignment, we recommend having your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. Driving with your wheels out of alignment can actually cause damage to your vehicle’s internal parts.
Signs that your wheels are out of alignment include:
- Squealing tires
- Uneven or rapid tire wear
- Vehicle pulls to one side
- Vibrating while driving
If you're experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or suspect that you may be due for a wheel alignment, we invite you into our professional shop here at One Stop Auto Care. We are ready and equipped to handle all of your Los Angeles wheel alignment needs!