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How to Tell If You Need a Wheel Alignment

You may think "it's whatever" when you accidentally hit a curb or ram into a pothole, but you might start noticing some adverse effects later on. These hazards can cause significant destruction to your vehicle if you are not careful. More specifically, they can cause misalignment with your wheels. This can cause you to lose handling and control of your car. Luckily, a quality wheel alignment from Rainer Automotive can have your wheels pointing in the right direction and angles again. Here are some of the warning signs that signify you are due for a wheel alignment:

Vehicle Pulling to One Side

If your car starts pulling left or right when you are trying to drive straight, it usually means you need a wheel alignment. This can put you in significant danger if you are on a busy road, so please have your car looked at by a professional immediately.

Crooked Steering Wheel

Your steering wheel should be straight and centered when driving straight. If you can't seem to reposition your steering wheel to its central position after making a turn, then your vehicle most likely needs an alignment. 

Squeaky Tires

If your wheels aren't correctly aligned, your vehicles' wheel might erupt in a loud squealing noise mid-drive. This obnoxious sound may result from your tires not being able to make proper contact with the road surface.

Uneven Tire Wear

Last but not least, uneven tire tread is a sign that you need a wheel alignment. Irregular tire wear can result from various problems, so it's best to have your vehicle inspected by an auto mechanic.


It is not safe to drive in with any of the symptoms above. Do the right thing by taking your vehicle to Rainier Automotive for a proper wheel alignment. You can give our team a call or visit our auto service shop in Maple Valley, WA!

23933 SE 264th St. Ste. A Maple Valley, WA 98038 (425) 310-1100
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