Signs of Tracking Misalignment

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 2:26 pm

The wheel alignment for a car is often referred to as ‘Tracking’. When this alignment is off, it can create several other issues for your vehicle. A few signs to look out for are:

1. If tyres seem to be wearing out quicker than usual, poor alignment could be the cause.

2. Whilst you are driving, if you feel that the steering wheel is pulling to one side or the other, on a straight flat road, you should get your tracking checked.

3. If the steering seems crooked, unstable or loose it could be due to an alignment issue.

4. Misalignment can make the steering wheel seem unlevel during driving or may stay at an angle even when driving in a straight line.

5. You may even experience your tyres ‘squealing’ on occasion if the tracking is off.

There are several things that can cause wheel misalignment, including worn suspension springs, general wear and tear, hitting a pothole or curb, and is quite common after a small collision. If you suspect you tracking is off, it is best to get it checked out ASAP, as further problems could develop.

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