When your vehicle is “out-of-alignment”, its suspension and steering systems no longer function at their intended angles. Alignment issues typically occur as result of wheel impact on severely damaged roads or by hitting a curb – generally anything that gives your front wheels or suspension a jolt. Alignment issues can also occur as parts wear from high mileage.
Rapid, uneven tire wear is a standard sign of alignment problems. So, ideally with any new set of tires you should check your vehicle’s alignment. If you have any suspension or steering system work done, that is also a great time to check alignment.
If Pep Boys does your alignment, we will provide you with a post alignment report to help you confirm our attention to the manufacturer’s specifications. It will also give you a record of your attention to maintenance details.