What does a bad alignment feel like?
In this regard, what are the signs of a bad alignment?
- Uneven or rapid tire wear.
- Steering wheel being crooked when you are driving straight.
- Noisy Steering.
- Pulling to the right or left.
- Squealing tires.
One may also ask, how do I know if I need an alignment or balance? The common symptoms of out-of-balance tires are uneven and faster tread wear, poor fuel economy, and vibration in the steering wheel, the floorboard or the seat that gets worse at faster speeds. When all areas of the wheel-tire unit are as equal in weight as possible, the tire will roll smoothly.
Accordingly, what happens if you have a bad wheel alignment?
When your car's wheels aren't properly aligned it can cause your tires to wear very quickly or unevenly. You may even notice that your steering wheel may pull to one direction or another. Bad alignment can also cause your steering wheel to shake and vibrate, which over time can make driving very uncomfortable.
What causes bad wheel alignment?
There are three main causes of wheel misalignment, these are:
- Sudden jarring or heavy impact caused by hitting something, such as a pothole, bumping a curb, or a road accident.
- Worn parts caused by wear and tear.
- Height modification, when suspension has not been changed to suit.