How do I know if my car needs an alignment?

How do I know if my car needs an alignment? My buddy said that it does, but I don't want to take it in if I don't have to.

Misalignment is one of those problems that you might not notice if you’re not looking for it. But if you spot any of these telltale signs, your car might need an alignment:
  • The steering wheel isn’t centered or doesn’t return to the center when you drive.
  • Your car pulls to one side when you drive.
  • Your tires are wearing unevenly.
  • The handling feels unstable.
If you notice any of these problems, you should get your car checked out. While misalignment is only dangerous in extreme cases, it can lead to worn tires, inefficient mileage, and lower engine power. If you let them continue for long enough, these issues could cost you hundreds in repairs.
If you don’t want to pay for a realignment, you can always make up for the cost by saving on car insurance with Jerry! A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers in minutes. If you’d like to switch plans, Jerry can help you buy new coverage and even help cancel your old policy!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 27, 2021

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