How often do I need to get an alignment?

I'm trying to keep proper maintenance on my car. How often should I get an alignment?

As part of your routine maintenance schedule, you should shoot for an alignment every two to three years, you can get them aligned as necessary if you notice the car drifting to one side or the other.
If you just got an alignment and you notice some drifting, keep in mind that your tires may be the culprit. As temperatures change or if you forget to do a tire rotation, uneven wear and different PSI in the tires can cause your car to veer left or right. In this case, an alignment is probably unnecessary.
With that said, you may be able to get a used car warranty that covers significant mechanical issues on your car, although this may not contain alignment issues. Double-check to make sure.
If your car needs an alignment or major repairs due to a collision or something like vandalism, you may want to think about adding comprehensive coverage in the future. Log onto Jerry to compare prices from dozens of reputable insurance companies. With a little added coverage, you get lots of added peace of mind.
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Answered on Oct 21, 2021
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