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How to Tell If Your Mercedes-Benz’s Alignment Is Off

Have you wondered how your Mercedes-Benz drives straight and turns when you want it to? When the wheels become misaligned, you may not have a choice and struggle to keep your car going straight. Many things can cause your car wheels to knock out alignment, including speed bumps and potholes. To prevent accidents and costly repairs, the team at Jeff’s Mercedes Auto Service would like to educate you on how to spot misaligned wheels.

Sign #1: Off-Centered Steering Wheel 

Does your steering wheel always look crooked? If you have to grip your steering wheel super hard to keep your vehicle going on a straight path, it is a tell-tale sign that your Mercedes-Benz is due for alignment service. 

Sign #2: Vehicle Shakiness

While your Mercedes-Benz struggles to drive straight, it will likely cause vehicle vibrations or shakiness. You might feel it in the steering or throughout the vehicle.

Sign #3: Uneven Tire Wear

Your tire treads can give a lot away regarding how your vehicle is doing. If you notice uneven patches on the inside or outside of your tires, please have your alignment checked soon.

Sign #4: Noisy Tires 

When your Mercedes-Benz has misaligned wheels, the tires cannot gain proper traction on the road. As a result, you may hear your wheels squeal and squeak. 

Sign #5: Vehicle Veering to One Side

Your car should drive straight when the steering wheel is in its center position. If your car pulls left or right when you let go of the steering wheel, it is a sign that your alignment is off in your Mercedes-Benz.

If you suspect your car has poor wheel alignment, please call or visit the tire experts at Jeff’s Mercedes Auto Service today.