Signs that Your Vehicle’s Tracking is Off


A car’s wheel alignment is referred to as ‘tracking’ and when the tracking is off it can lead to several issues for your vehicle. Correcting tracking is important to avoid other maintenance problems from occurring.

Signs of Wheel Misalignment

1. If tyres seem to be wearing out quicker than usual, poor alignment could be the cause.

2. Whilst you are driving, if you feel that the steering wheel is pulling to one side or the other, on a straight flat road, you should get your tracking checked.

3. If the steering seems crooked, unstable or loose it could be due to an alignment issue.

4. The steering wheel may not seem level during driving or may stay at an angle even when driving in a straight line.

5. You may even experience your tyres ‘squealing’ on occasion if the tracking is off.

A few of the causes of wheel misalignment include having worn suspension springs, hitting a pothole or curb particularly hard, is quite common after a small collision and just general wear and tear.