What causes misalignment?
Misalignment can be caused by a wide variety of things, but the most common is simply age and use. Over time, your various components shift and come out of alignment. This is why manufacturers recommend getting your truck aligned every 30 thousand miles or so. Misalignment can also be caused by a collision, contact with road debris, and installing a new set of tires.
What happens if I leave misalignment unchecked?
If you leave your suspension and steering misaligned, you’re putting a lot of stress and tension on important parts. For example, if your toe angle is off, your tires will be trying to move in different directions. If your toe angle is off by even a fraction of a degree, your tie roads and linkages have to work very hard to keep up. This lowers their lifespan and increases the risk of an unexpected breakdown.
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