Alignment

J

jcheung

Guest
One of my four tires wears much more than the rest. Does that mean my car needs an alignment job?

I live where snow and ice are common in Winter and so I have 2 sets of tires. When I change sets of tires do I need to do the alignment again since alignment is specific to a set of tires?

 

fishexpo101

I know Karate, Kung Fu, and 47 other dangerous wor
Could also be a sign of a bad strut or spring at that corner of the car.

Lots of people have a dedicated set of snow tires for their car - alignment is specific to the car and suspension, not the tires. No need to realign the car when swapping to another set of tires.

 
J

jcheung

Guest
Thanks, fishexpo101.

But then, will alignment helps fix the problem of bad spring?

 

fishexpo101

I know Karate, Kung Fu, and 47 other dangerous wor
Alignment will not fix any suspension related problem - an alignment will only check for and set proper Camber, Caster, Toe, Steering Axis Inclination (SAI), Included Angle, Scrub Radius, Set Back, Thrust Angle, Steering Center, Toe out on turns, and approximate ride height. The tech may or may not notice a bad strut or spring. If the car tends to "pull" to one side or if you notice the steering wheel is not centered - then you may have an alignment issue. You issue of three good tires and one really worn out - almost a textbook case of a worn strut/spring as the cause. Will have to have it looked at carefully to be sure.

 

Welcome to Corolland

Welcome to Corolland where you can ask questions or find answers on anything related to the Toyota Corolla.

Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free. You'll be able to ask questions about your corolla or chat with the community and help others.
Ask a Question

HTML

Top