How to Avoid Wheel Misalignment

What You Can Do

Although it’s a necessary and frequently requested service, wheel alignment is something that most drivers never really prep for…until it’s too late. And to be fair, it’s pretty hard to “prepare” your vehicle for wheel misalignment. Even something as simple as hitting a small pothole can knock your car off alignment, and many drivers won’t even notice a difference in their car’s performance. In fact, some vehicle owners go the duration of their car’s life without even realizing that it’s suffering from wheel misalignment. That can lead to some serious problems down the line.

So, how exactly can you avoid wheel misalignment? Well, although some of these things won’t be possible depending on the situation, here’s what you can do:

  • Avoid Potholes and Road Debris: If you want to have your car’s suspension system misaligned, the “best” and fastest way to do it is by hitting potholes or road debris. Either of these can quickly knock any of the three angles within the suspension — camber, caster, or toe — out of proper alignment. This can lead to rumbling at higher speeds, an awkwardly angled steering wheel, and more.
  • Worn Parts: Despite popular belief, a sudden impact is not the only way for your suspension to get out of alignment. Your vehicle can also become out of alignment if the parts within the suspension system are worn out. Although wear-and-tear is normal, it isn’t normal to continue using that worn part. That’s why consistent maintenance is important, as it’ll help repair or replace any worn parts and avoid putting strain on other parts. As a result, you won’t need to deal with wheel misalignment!

Let Us Handle Your Wheel Alignment

Whether you need to get worn parts replaced or you’ve already hit a pothole, let the experts at The Auto Pros realign your vehicle’s suspension system. Our team can quickly and accurately realign your car so that you can drive away with the control and precision you expect from your vehicle. Visit us in Yorktown, Virginia, and see what our professionals can do for you.

Written by Auto Pros