Alignment

I love my car. I love to drive on the open road with the wind in my hair and some great music on the radio. Getting to see the sights and enjoy the ride. Nothing can burst that happy bubble faster than an issue with my car. Is it a big thing or a little thing? Sometimes, it is hard to tell the difference. What should you do if you are dealing with car shaking, or steering wheel vibration? Well, there are a ton of possible reasons that can cause your car to shake, vibrate or wobble around. It could be a simple fix, like balancing your tires. It could also be a more complex issue, like your brakes, or even your suspension. Let’s take it a step at a time. Common Causes While this does not include every possible issue that could be a cause for your car shaking, vibrating, or wobbling, it does cover some fairly common ones. Steering Wheel Vibration The steering wheel is more than just a handy place to rest your hands. It is your main connection to your car and the road. The steering wheel can be the first place you notice when something feels, ‘off’ or weird...

While winter weather can be really unpredictable, it almost always guarantees one thing: potholes. The worst part is, it seems like no matter how hard you try to watch out for them, you never see them coming. You know the feeling of panic when you feel your car hit a deep pothole, and then the relief when you don’t have a flat tire immediately and are going to make it home on time. What you may not know is that just because you didn’t have a flat immediately, your vehicle is not in the clear. You may, and likely do, still have damage to your vehicle. Things like potholes, accidentally tapping or clipping the curb with your tire, not having your tires rotated often enough, or having certain mechanical problems will cause your vehicle to come out of alignment. When this happens you may experience problems steering and even cause damage to your tires. The Major Signs That Your Vehicle Is Out of Alignment There are some obvious signs that your car’s alignment is off. Let’s review. Your Steering Wheel Vibrates When your steering wheel is vibrating it is because your tires are uneven or are not properly aligned. If it is the alignment, your vehicle...