1. Home
  2. Advice
  3. Tags
  4. alignment

Showing articles & questions for topic
alignment

Related articles

Why Is It Important to Have a Vehicle's Suspension Aligned?
Correct car suspension alignment helps your vehicle perform better. Check wheel toe, camber, and caster to make your suspension and tires last longer.
How Often Does the Suspension System Require Routine Maintenance?
Keeping a car, truck, or other vehicle running safely and efficiently requires a certain amount of routine maintenance. Most owners know that they’re supposed to get their oil changed periodically, but what about the...
How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Suspension
Car suspension is under constant load. Check your tire alignment, shocks and struts, and steering system to make your suspension system last longer.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tie Rod End
Common signs of a faulty tie rod end include a front end alignment that is off, a shaky or loose steering wheel, and uneven or excessive tire wear.
5 Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment
Vehicle pull, loose steering, abnormal tire wear, and an off-center or not returning to center steering wheel are all signs you need an alignment.
How to Adjust Your Headlights
If you have ever cursed an oncoming driver because their lights were blinding you, or...

Related questions

Question
Tire rubs against inner fender well.
The damage to the lower control arm bent that bad would cause tire to hit fender. You may have also damaged spindle, strut, tie rods. You will also need alignment after repairs are done to make sure it is in...
Question
strut is leaking on one side of the car.
Hi there. If a strut is leaking, then the strut tower that contains the oil for the shock absorber has a seal that split or got damaged. When replacing the shocks or struts, it is recommend to replace them in...
Question
Ball joints and tie rod replacement
The front end suspension of a modern car has to be "tight" in order to be safe, work properly and, indeed, even to be aligned properly. If the ball joints and tie rod ends are loose, that means your tires...
Question
my car rear wheels are slanted
The preferred camber setting in the rear for the 1998 Mirage is -0.69 degrees. However, camber in the rear on this vehicle can be in the range of -1.19 to -.19 and still be acceptable. If your camber setting is...
Question
Thrust angle alignment
A thrust angle alignment, which I will explain momentarily, is a mundane, routine alignment procedure which is in fact performed every time a vehicle has a 4 wheel alignment. A quick digression though: I am surprised to hear that it...
Question
How much for an oil change, battery change and alignment cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the battery, changing the engine oil, and performing an alignment.
Question
Hi, while driving I feel heaviness on my steering. Recently changed all tyres and alignment. Not sure what is the problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering that you just had an alignment done, you will want to have it checked again. You will also want to make sure the tires were balanced, the brakes are not sticking, and that...
Question
A mechanic says I need tie rods, gave weird estimate I think
To perform an alignment, there can't be any "excess" wear in the suspension simply because the tolerances in an alignment are very tiny. If there is wear, as you try to adjust and set the alignment, the suspension simply moves...
Question
There's a bolt broken off the rear upper control arm the cross member
It depends. If only a bolt needs to be replaced, the price "sounds" high but even that response is speculative because there might be a lot of disassembly work to get to the bolt and then, of course the wheel...
Question
why is my steering wheel is not in the middle and hard to turn?
Hello. You may have an issue with your suspension or your tires. I suspect a suspension component because you mentioned that your steering wheel feels a little loose. A steering wheel should feel very responsive and it should not take...
Question
Can you recommend a place for 4 wheel alignment? ... with a lifetime warranty
A lifetime warranty is a gimmick designed to get you to buy an alignment but, of most relevance, the offering or existence of such an exaggerated warranty has no relationship WHATSOEVER to the likelihood of a shop actually following the...
Question
Can a bad alignment cause a loud noise when driving and stop when turning wheel ?
If the noise did not start until after the alignment was done then you need to return to see if they left something loose or have an explanation for the noise. If you had a tire rotation then a tire...
Question
My car pulls to the driver's side when braking, i've fitted new pads and a new caliper on the passenger side but no difference.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your vehicle may pull to one side or the other while braking. The first thing to consider is a warped rotor or faulty brake pads. When you replace...
Question
2014 Madza CX-5 rear tires are almost completely bald, while front tires look new. I was rear ended on the highway back in July.
The rear tires are most likely getting worn too fast due the the rear alignment is out of specifications with excessive toe in or toe out due to the accident. Have alignment checked and also see if the suspension is...
Question
2007 RR Supercharged. The check engine light came on. Code p0171 and p0173. Oxygen sensor bank 1 and 2. Checked the battery.
Hi there. The check engine light codes are for the engine running lean on bank one and bank two. Check the fuel injectors to see which injectors are not working. A lean condition is when the fuel injector(s) are not...
Question
ESP stability control light is on.
Hi there. If the vehicle was jolted hard on the front end when the vehicle hit a pole, then the Electronic Stability Motor may have had a harsh force applied to it causing the motor to either fail or become...
Question
I have a 2012 KIA Forte LX. For the past year I have had a problem with the back wheel/s vibrating. What could be the problem?
If you have already had the wheel and tires replaced then you may have a bent spindle causing the wheel to wobble. Have the vehicle four wheel alignment done to see if the suspension is bent and then you will...
Question
STEERING RETURNABILITY.
The vehicle should be lifted and see if there is any binding in the steering when turned left and right. If there is no binding then alignment of the vehicle should be checked and making sure the caster is more...
Question
My 2012 Toyota Corolla blows all over the road in the wind. What causes this? Is the car not heavy enough or is it not aerodynam
All vehicles, regardless of their weight and aerodynamics, are buffeted by high winds. If the vehicle does not have directional stability, it may have an alignment problem or an issue with the tires and/or suspension. If you want your vehicle's...
Question
What should I replace before getting front end aligned? 2006 Toyota Corolla 140k miles.
Hi there. Before having an alignment performed on your car, check the ball joints, control arm bushings, and the tie rod ends. These items will cause the tires to wander around wearing out the tread fast. If your tires have...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question