How Dangerous Are Misaligned Wheels?

Many people don’t realize that the improper alignment of wheels can be extremely dangerous. Today, we will be discussing the hazards that poorly aligned wheels can bring.

 

To begin with, a wheel alignment applies to the readjustment of the angles of your tires. When an alignment is conducted, the technician will ensure they are aimed straight. A wheel alignment should ideally be done every two years, as recommended by most mechanics. However, it should also be done every time new tires are installed. Some cars, such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche sports cars, may require a wheel alignment more often than others. 

 

What Are Common Causes for Misalignment?

It is a lot easier than you might think to knock your wheels out of alignment. Most of the time, it occurs from accidents. For instance, if you hit a large pothole or ram into a curb in a parking lot, your alignment could very well be affected. Misalignment can also naturally happen over time, no matter how cautious you are when driving. That’s why it’s essential to receive frequent check-ups so that your technician can detect when an alignment is needed.

 

What Are the Dangers of Misalignment?

Driving an improperly aligned vehicle can present a neverending list of risks. Some of these include:

  • Uneven tire wear
  • Crooked or uneven steering wheel
  • Vibration through the steering wheel or brake pedal
  • Car pulling left or right
  • Squeaky tires

If you notice any of these symptoms with your vehicle, we advise you to come in for a wheel alignment as soon as possible. We specialize in servicing European and Exotic cars at German Motorworks in Nashville, TN. Please give us a call or visit today if you need a high-quality wheel alignment.

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