How important is wheel alignment?
Consider this: According to research, the typical car travels around 12,000 miles a year. By the end of the year, a car with a toe angle adjustment error of 0.34 degrees (just 0.17 inches) will have dragged the tires sideways for more than 68 miles!
What signs indicate that a vehicle’s alignment is off?
If you observe anything like this:
How frequently should my car be aligned?
Observe the advice given by the manufacturer of your vehicle as specified in your owner’s handbook. Generally speaking, you should have your wheels aligned every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.