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Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance, Which Do You Need?

Wheel Alignment or Tire Balance, Which Do You Need?

Sometimes circumstances force you to take a bad road and avoiding potholes and bumps becomes a challenge. When you hit the curb, the first things that come to mind are the bumper and tires. You might not detect the damages at a glance, but you needn't settle for that. The chances are that you've knocked the wheels out of alignment. The following are some signs that your wheels are misaligned or that your tires need to be balanced. Steering Wheel Vibration Poor alignment causes the steering wheel to vibrate or rock horizontally. It happens repeatedly and can sometimes be so bad to the extent that the entire car shakes as it runs on the road. That happens because two tires are trying to pull against each other. It becomes difficult to understand which direction the car is heading. Irregular Tire Wear It is critical to check whether the front tires have even wear patterns. If so, that's an indication that the wheels are in line. Do the same for the rear wheels. When you no ... read more