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Shaking, vibrating, and shimmying are all signs that your car may be developing an alignment issue. While it is best to take your car to an auto repair specialist at the first sign of these symptoms for a proper diagnosis, it can help if you understand what your car is trying to tell you: 

  • Steering Changes
    As you drive down the road, your car should travel in a straight line. Even with the lightest pressure on the wheel, there should be no pulling to the left or to the right. If you’ve noticed that your car drifts on its own within the lane, then you may need to re-inflate your tires on one side or you could be witnessing the beginnings of poor alignment.
  • Shaking Sensations
    If you notice a shaking or a shimmying sensation that you also feel in the steering wheel, then head over to your automotive repair center right away. This is a sign that you have steering or alignment problems that need to be taken care of immediately.
  • Uneven Tires
    Take a look at your tires for uneven wear. Over time, as your car pulls to one side or the other, the corresponding side of your tires will wear faster. Some alignment issues aren’t as obvious as juddering steering wheels and can cause subtle problems that only increase over time. By staying on top of the level of wear in your tires, you can keep ahead of any alignment issues that may be cropping up. 

If you think you may have an alignment problem, then head to Murray’s Auto Clinic in Silver Spring. Visit us on the Web or contact us at 301-585-7557 to schedule an auto service appointment at our auto maintenance service center today.