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  • Writer's pictureBilly Hillmuth

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Alignment?

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

A car with poor alignment may only seem like a minor irritation, but as time goes on it can become a big problem. In this post, we’ll cover all the different symptoms of a bad vehicle alignment to help you diagnose your issue.

Hillmuth Auto Care is a Maryland vehicle repair service dedicated to helping its customers stay safe on the road. If you believe your vehicle is experience issues with its alignment please bring your vehicle in right away to avoid a dangerous situation.

Drifting When the Wheel is Straight

When the steering wheel is completely centered, the car should proceed straight ahead. However, if your alignment is off, then you may start drifting to one side or the other if you ever take your hands off the wheel or relax your grip.

This could potentially lead to drifting into other lanes while you’re on the highway and other dangerous driving placement situations. So even if your drifting is only slight, it’s best to have the issue addressed right away.

Your Tires Are Wearing Out at Different Rates.

If your car has been misaligned for a while, then you may notice that the treads on your tires are wear unevenly. A vehicle that is correctly aligned with have a uniform rubber depth on each of their tires. A vehicle with alignment problems will not.

The Steering Wheel Vibrates When You’re Driving.

A vibrating steering wheel is not related to your car’s alignment. In general, steering wheel vibration is not a good sign. So regardless of the culprit, if your car is displaying this symptom, you should get it checked out as soon as possible.

Is Your Alignment Giving You Trouble? Hillmuth Auto Care is Here to Help!

If your car is making strange sounds or giving you cause for concern, then it might be time to bring it in. Hillmuth Auto Care is a Maryland vehicle repair service that has served the Maryland community since 1978.

Your safety is our highest priority, so come visit one of our locations in Clarksville, Gaithersburg, Columbia, or Glenwood and we will put your mind at ease. You can also fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call for more information.

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