An alignment, simply, is when all the wheels are pointed in the same direction. There are many things that can throw your car out of alignment. Some of these include: hitting a pot hole hard or smacking a curb. It doesn’t always have to be a hard jolt though. Sometimes it can just be the day to day bumps while driving that add up and takes the alignment out of whack.
Back to your question, during an alignment a measurement of each tire is taken to see how your car’s wheels measure against the factory specifications. It’s called “checking the toe” Then the tires are checked for wear and the steering and suspension components are checked for any wear or damage. If needed, your technician or service writer will ask you if you want the tires aligned. If yes, then the tires will be aligned to the factory specifications using an alignment machine.
Cost varies, but an alignment is cheaper than having to replace tires every few months. You should have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. Twice is best.
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