Adjusting the wheel alignment is extremely important both for the safety of the car and for the costs involved in ignoring this technical aspect. Incorrect adjustment of the wheels of the car leads to premature tire wear.
Is it bad to drive without a wheel alignment?
Without the proper alignment of your wheels, your tires will probably wear unevenly. Without the proper wheel alignment, your tires could end up bald on one side, sometimes unknown to you. This thinning and slick spots on the tire can be hazardous for driving, especially with rainy fall weather on its way.
Is wheel alignment necessary every year?
Most mechanics recommend that you get a wheel alignment once every two or three years. Nonetheless, if your car holds the road well, doesn't drift to one side, or has evenly worn tires, it isn't necessary to have its wheels realigned every year.
How can I tell if I need a wheel alignment?
Here are some common signs that you are dealing with poor alignment:
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Can you get new tires without alignment?
A wheel alignment isn't necessary when you have new tires installed, but it's a really (like, really) good idea. If you don't get an alignment with new tires, you may experience a rough ride and experience uneven tire wear earlier than normal—which can shorten your tires' lifespan.
How long does tire alignment take?
A normal car alignment (whether a two wheel or a four wheel), will take on average about one hour, not including waiting time. If there is any damage or too much play on any ball joint, track rod, suspension or steering bushing, then it could take longer as various components may need to be replaced.