If you’re talking about alignment, you’re talking about the adjustment of a vehicle's front and rear suspension parts. And it needs to be correct. If the alignment is off, the vehicle isn’t safe to drive.
When to check alignment
Yes, those never-ending potholes and bumpy railroad crossings are seriously annoying. But they, along with more severe circumstances like a car accident, can knock your vehicle out of alignment. So, be sure to have your alignment checked if :
- You’ve hit something substantial
- You see a wear pattern developing on the shoulders (outer edges) of the tires
- You notice a difference in your vehicle’s handling