Are my wheels out of alignment?

How do I know if my car wheels are out of alignment?

It is not always obvious, especially if the misalignment is slight, but here are the signs to look out for:

  • Uneven tyre wear on the front or rear tyres 

If you can visibly see the wear, run your hands over the tyre and you should feel where any rubber has worn excessively, on the inside or outside edges.  Warning – Please take care as in some cases of excessive wear fine wire may be protruding from the rubber.

  • The car pulls to the left or right

 This is noticeable when driving along a straight flat road and you either need to compensate through the steering to keep the car driving straight or the car drifts to the left or right under braking.

  • The steering wheel appears to be crooked

The steering wheel is not straight, even when you are driving straight.