WHEN MY CAR NEEDS TO BE REALIGNED?

If you're wondering whether your car needs an alignment, first look at your tires. Uneven tire wear -- often, more wear on the outside of some tires -- is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment.

Here are a few more indicators:

  • Your car seems to be drifting to one side, even when you think you're driving straight
  • Your steering wheel vibrates
  • You are driving straight, but your steering wheel isn't centered

If none of these indicators occurs but it's been a while since your last alignment, check your owner's manual to see how often the manufacturer recommends having this service.