Driving without a proper alignment is not only an inconvenience to you, it also puts other drivers around you at risk. Driving without a proper alignment will decrease your tire life and will result in poorer gas mileage and will put unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s steering equipment. An alignment will ensure your wheels are perpendicular to the ground and in line with each other.

What causes poor alignment?

  • Damage to your vehicle’s frame

  • Driving on uneven surfaces such as pothole or hitting a curb

  • Minor or major collision

How often should you get an alignment?

An alignment should be done if you notice your vehicle pulling in one direction or your steering does not feel right. Bring your vehicle to us at Hanford’s Tire and Service for an inspection and we will answer any questions you have.

These are the various factors involved in a proper alignment:


Your toe angle needs to be correct in order to point your vehicle in the right direction.


The camber angle of your vehicle will cause your vehicle to pull and result in tire wear. An ideal camber allows for optimal steering control and will help to prevent rolling.


Your vehicle’s caster can result in loose or difficult steering if it is faulty. Your caster plays a large role in the feel of the steering.

Come visit us at our Ridout or Wharncliffe locations!

We will surely take care of all your vehicle’s alignment needs and ensure your vehicle is running at maximum efficiency and is up to safety standards. Contact us today to get started!

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