Do I Need an Alignment?

The most common and recognizable effects of wheels that need alignment are a shaky steering wheel or pulling to one side or another. But the less known effects are the long-terms effects to your steering system and tires. They include uneven wear and tear, more aggressive and early degradation of your shock absorbers and reduced gas mileage. At high speeds, a shimmy in your steering wheel causes dangerous and unsafe instability that can have serious consequences, especially in bad weather.