Find yourself wondering if your car needs to have an alignment done? First thing you can do is look at your tires as uneven tire wear, which can be more wear on the outside of some tires, can indicate your car is not in alignment.
Other indicators can be:
If you aren't experiencing any of those indicators, but you haven't done an alignment in a while look at your owner's manual to see when this service is recommended.
A car that is out of alignment can be caused by everyday driving. Alignment isn't your vehicle's wheels, but refers to the suspension, which could become worn and springs can be stretched. A small accident or bumping a curb could disrupt your car's suspension resulting in calibrated components being knocked off kilter or your wheel to sit at the wrong angle.
The benefits of alignment are: