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What Causes Poor Wheel Alignment?

A high-quality wheel alignment is necessary when it comes to safe vehicle handling. The wheels on your car need to be properly aligned with each other in order for your car to drive straight. When you drive with poor alignment, your tires wear down quicker. Plus, you can put yourself in dangerous situations. This is why it is important to correct misaligned wheels as soon as you notice something is off. 


Wheel alignments are a natural part of tire maintenance and care. By having it done at the right time, you can save money on tires over the years. You can also achieve better performance, improve gas mileage, and protect your vehicle's suspension system with proper wheel alignment. Tires can go out of alignment for a number of reasons, including problems relating to poor driving habits, weather and road conditions, and more. Below is the complete list of what can cause misaligned wheels:

  • Wear and tear over time
  • Running over potholes
  • Hitting curbs or road debris
  • Minor car collisions
  • Bad or worn suspension parts
  • Improper modifications

When your wheels go out of alignment, you may experience the following signs:

  • Car pulling to one side
  • Uneven steering wheel
  • Random car vibrations
  • Bumpy ride
  • Rapid and uneven tire wear

If you notice any of the red flags above or believe your wheels are due for an alignment service, we invite you to Central Import Automotive. Please give us a call or visit our shop soon!